Friday, July 31, 2009

Kitchen: Day 26 continued. . .the tile.

I came home after dark last night to see the kitchen light on and all the equipment still there. I thought . . . oh dear, is he still here working? Did something bad happen?

He wasn't there . . . but the tile was:

Lookin' pretty good if I say so myself.


Mrs. Limestone said...

Its looking are almost there. You must be so happy!

Anonymous said...

Are those shelving brackets sticking out of the tile? Are they attached to the tile or do they stick through the tile and attach to the wall behind? Love the subway tile!

Benny said...

Mrs. Limestone,

I can finally see the end coming! I certainly am excited!


Yes, those are the shelving brackets. The drywall was carved out and the brackets screwed into the studs, then mudded over and tiled.

Jon said...

Hey! Looking great!

Question, when the tile goes up is there an actual grout or are the tiles just touching?

Really nice!

Jon from Project Rowhouse

Benny said...

Hey Jon!

The tiles are just placed together in this picture. They actually have a little tiny shelf on the side that the grout sits on. We should have them grouted this week and I'll put up pics for comparison.


Newburgh Restoration said...

Wow, this is a HUGE improvement! It always seems like the last few details are the ones that drag the most.

Benny said...

Thanks Newburgh!

Just the finishing touches left. . .


Brigid said...

ohhh!!! my favorite part so far! looking good benny. :)

Benny said...

Thanks Brig!

Sherry @ Young House Love said...

Wahooo! Can't wait to see how it all turns out!

s (& j)

Benny said...

Thanks Sherry!

Injuries Obtained

  • Sprained Toe/Foot: 1
  • Blood Blisters: 2
  • Splinters under fingernail: 1
  • Bird Shit on me: 1
  • Eye Injuries: 3
  • Burns: 0
  • Falls off ladder: 0 (this is because we don't have a ladder yet)
  • Headaches: too many to itemize
  • Broken Bones: 0
  • Bandages Needed: 5
  • Electric Shocks: 2
  • Stiches: 0
  • Bruises: way too many