We discussed subway tiling the kitchen a couple months ago when we first moved in and well...we did it!
It took a couple of Sundays but it is finally complete.
Almost everything we needed for this project we got from Home Depot.
The tile (the color we used is called "snow white"),
the grout and all the other things needed for tiling (sponges, bucket, float, etc).
We saved by borrowing my Uncle Frank's wet saw...
...and his expertise.
He was nice enough to come give Chris a tutorial on how to tile.
Like my apron read, I was there to help...
The areas where we didn't need to work around any sockets were easy and went up quick.
Cutting the tile to fit around the sockets required a little more thought.
A week later, after the thin-set had plenty of time to dry, we grouted.
We bought this drill bit to stir the grout (way easier than stirring by hand).
The process of grouting was about as fun as going to the dentist.
Our friend Brian got duped into helping us.
We assured him it would be really fun. He quickly learned otherwise.
Everyone got an arm workout, even me.
It is tank top season after all.
Anyway, it is finally finished and I am so happy we did it!
Here's a rough breakdown of the costs for this project:
thin set $45
mixer drill bit $12
total: roughly $180
Not too bad, right?
And another project can get crossed of the list.