I can't say this is a universal truth or anything,
but it is my experience that a kitchen backsplash gets really old really quick.
Well, at least loud backsplashs like mine. My good friend did a similiarish one too and told me she was sick of it after a month.
Here, stare at my bum for a minute while we talk.
Oh, GAH, I am sooo not ready to get back to hoodie weather. I wear them day and night all winter. I'm cold-blooded. Ask my kids.
So, I was kind of over this backsplash a couple years ago. And I feel guilty about it. Except I don't all at the same time since they were clearanced to .99 so hello I spent a total of what, like $15?
to add fuel to the fire and pour salt in the wound, when I was working on our "other" house (stiillll thankful I just have my house to worry about, sidenote), I paid to have subway tile put in during the kitchen reno.
It was like I was jealous. Oddly jealous.
But I had no idea subway tiles were so cheap! Did you know they were so cheap? I didn't know they were so cheap. And everyone's doing it! And I still like it.
And so out came the hammers and the spackle knives and the prybars, and within two hours of hammering and sweeping and vacuuming up dust, the kitchen looked like this.
Don't talk about my maple cabinets like I'm not here! Honestly, and I don't care what the masses say, I like maple. I do. They're staying for a while. Indefinitely. I have no idea what I'd even change them to right now-- I really don't. Don't say to paint them white, because my husband might punch someone in the face.
I'd like to thank my great AWESOME neighbor buddy who remembered that I said I was starting this little project and showed up, without being asked, with her own tools. Who even does that kind of awesomeness? I started on one end and she started on the other and we worked our way in until we were bumping butts and finished with that corner.
Obvs, I had to skim coat the entire area and let that dry,
and then I got to work. I was freaking determined to make sure my kitchen wasn't torn apart while I took my sweet time-- got this shiz done in one day. Start to finish. Which is kind of cheating on drying time and why don't you tell on me.
It's like a whole new kitchen, and I love it. You know how monochromatic I am, so I'm thinking this is more me. Subway tile's actually easier than the mosaics, so virtual high five.