I bought tile today during a rare bout of decisiveness.
They’re 3×6 white subway tiles. They weren’t my first choice – I wanted 2×6 subway tiles from Ann Sacks in a lovely green color. These came out to only $100 for 30 square feet though (from Century Tile). That’s a whopping $800 less than the lovely green tiles I wanted.
I then began immediately tiling the backsplash when we arrived home.
I’ve never tiled before, ever. The salesperson insisted that my husband and I could do it though. Well, that’s only partially true… As with most of the home improvement salespeople we’ve dealt with, he looked at and spoke to my husband the whole time, assuring him that he could do it. Uggh. I did almost all of it myself. Brandon helped with some of the initial cutting, then he went to the store to buy the tools we forgot (tile nippers and a hand-held tile saw), and then he came home and played video games. I’m just much better at this type of stuff than he is, and I’m much more motivated to get things done (love ya, honey!).
I only did half of the kitchen (the sink side is about the same size), and I haven’t grouted yet. It looks good already though! I feel pretty amazing. Yay DIY!