Sunday, February 3, 2008

I Can Has Backsplash?

This will go down as yet another weekend in which I'm actually relieved to go to work on Monday because it means I get to sit down. (Seriously, this happens all. the. time.)

Chris and I tiled the backsplash this weekend and it was actually a pretty easy. Sooooooo much easier than tiling the bathroom.

Anyway, we did a lot of tiling on Saturday then finally grabbed dinner at Pei Wei and settled down for an evening of watching "Dances With Wolves." Somehow we ended up with the extended director's version. I guess the original is long enough, but did you know that the extended version is about 5 hours long? I didn't. We're halfway done. Good movie, just long. And it's not fast-paced, by any means.

Then today, we got up and started tiling at 8:45 am. I'm not joking. We took a break around noon to eat and then tiled some more and then took another break around 2 to go to the gym. Read that again: we took a break. to go to the gym. Something is wrong with us. Then we tiled some more.

What kind of backsplash did we have prior to the tiled backsplash? None. None at all, unless you count really, really greasy drywall. And I'm pretty sure that doesn't count.

Anyway, to remind you of what this kitchen looked like in October:

Pretty bad, huh?

Here's what it's looking like now (imagine angels start singing here):

Again, before:

After (more singing):

It's still not 100% finished, but it will be this week. Very, very exciting. Then I can have my life back. To celebrate, I made myself a drink: equal parts vodka and pomegranate liquor garnished with some pretty sugar and some pomegranate seeds because I'm feeling extra festive.

Anyway, the drink is gone now and I'm feeling quite buzzed. I was going to write a letter of recommendation for a former coworker this evening, but now I'm thinking that's not such a good idea. Unless he wants to get rejected from the Peace Corps.


scott said...

That is so cool.
(The kitchen, and the drink, and the angels singing).

matzoball said...

the kitchen looks great! And I think we have those same knobs on our tv cabinet (are they from anthro?)

How did you find the whole re-do process went? We need to redo ours, and I'm scared of what it might entail. lol

squishy said...

Such a beautiful sight, that drink against the tiles.

PS: You have amazing spelling/grammar despite being buzzed.

Lindsey said...

Thanks for the compliments!

Matzoball--the kitchen knobs and pulls are from I think they look like jewelry for the kitchen. :)

The remodel process went pretty well. The good thing is that we had remodeled our bathroom last year, so we had an idea of what we were up against and the kitchen was actually easier. Chris and I were able to install all the cabinets ourselves over the course of 4 weekends with minimal swearing involved. We got the countertops and cabinets from Home Depot and were able to take advantage of some really good specials that they were running and as a result, we saved $1,000 on the cabinets and $300 on the countertops, so I'd highly recommend keeping an eye peeled for that kind of thing.

Squishy--re: spelling, Chris had to tell me that I misspelled "rejected" and "backsplash" (oops). The grammar is all mine though. :)

Sleepwalker said...

Kudos to you two do-it-yourselfers!

And the drinkie looks so nice.

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