Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Projects Underway!

This weekend, we finally started on our subway tile backsplash! (note- this is not the exciting news I referred to yesterday, but it's exciting nonetheless...)
Even the small amount that we've accomplished is really starting to pull the kitchen together. Have you ever done home improvement projects that lag on forever, like fitting a 1,000 piece puzzle together? That's kind of what our kitchen project feels like right now, but this sleek subway tile backsplash is starting to bring everything together at last.

We got a bit waylaid when we realized that something needed to be done about the electrical outlets. Once the tile was in place, they would be set way too far back. Enter these nifty contraptions- outlet extender boxes.

All we need to do is screw them onto the existing outlet boxes in order to bring them forward a wee bit. The small plastic lips will rest on the new tile for a perfectly flush finish.

We spent all of Monday working on this (well, after I woke up at 10 am...), and got about 1/3 of the way around the kitchen. Hopefully tonight we can crack down on it again and get some more finished! I can't wait to be done! 

Any fun projects that you are working on lately? Have you ever installed subway tile? I would love to hear about it!


  1. Love it!!! Oh man, that backsplash is going to make such a huge difference in your already-beautiful kitchen. I can't wait to see it!!

  2. Oh, I hear you on the projects that seem to drag out. I'm living several of them right now! Happy persevering!

  3. Ooh! I can't wait to see it all finished. :) I have decided to rearrange the main floor today, I'm sure my hubby is loving that. Ok, he's not.

  4. Cindy- Yes, we are thinking the same thing! It's so great to get a picture for how it will look.

    Jane- Oh yes, we gotta support each other in this! Same to you. =)

    Ange- Rearranging furniture is a hobby of mine... or maybe a sickness?

  5. Who doesn't love white subway tile!!?? Classic! I love it!

  6. Oh this is gonna look AMAZING! Can't wait to see the finished product...

  7. Holly- Yes, we decided to go with the white sbway tile for that reason! So classic and clean. =)

    Courtney- I can't wait either! We are slowly trucking along...

  8. LOVE it! that's going to be a great edition to your kitchen!



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