Tim frequently referred to himself as sponge boy throughout the duration of this project. He was always sponging off the tiles for us.
My approach was definitely more is better. Half of the time, it was easier to use my hands to get the grout on the wall then scrape it with the trowel.
My mom hard at work cutting the mosaic tiles to fit! There's Snoopy (more on our visitors in a later post).
Here are a few up close shots of the tile. You can see that it has several shades of grey, white, and stainless steel. We replaced all of the outlets, switches, and covers in white to match our cabinets (formerly they were cream). We used a pre-mixed grout in sandstone. It's a nice tan color. Not too dark, not too light. It matches the reddish tan shades in our countertop.
Tim installed a nice piece of trim around the edges of the tile. It's crisp white, just like our cabinets.
Check out that kitchen! It looks brand new! A total transformation with new appliances, countertops, sink, cabinet paint, hardware, and tile backsplash.
Up next, Kitchen Phase 5: Wall Paint. Do you have any suggestions? We would love to hear it! We're still in the process of choosing a wall color.