The tile backsplash was installed almost entirely without incident. I KNOW RIGHT?
I believe this is a direct result of me not really helping, other than providing Jason with rags occasionally and then getting the hell out of his way.
And now the kitchen is done, mostly on schedule and well under budget, thanks to some nice Angie's List discounts, the seriously marked-down floor tile, and us sticking to our DIY guns on the painting and tile work.
(Also plain white subway tile is seriously inexpensive. It's like the manufacturers haven't figured out that plain white subway tile is practically the new mason jar on Pinterest right now.)
(Also also, black triangle thingies are vintage glass planters I got on Etsy. Top one holds our corkscrew and other small wine accessories and the bottom one catches the caps from the beer bottle opener in between. These were ABSOLUTELY the first order of hanging-up business once we painted.)
Okay, I fibbed. We're installing some under cabinet lighting soon-ish and that lamp above the sink is still up for debate. I love it but it's too bright and hangs too close to eye level for Jason. I vote dimmer switch but he's leaning towards a swap. Either way, those changes are not at all interesting enough to undo my declaration of DONE and my commitment to blogging about something other than this stupid kitchen already.
(The paint is also reading a bit greener than we wanted and while we both agree on this point, there is no way we are repainting anytime soon nope nope-ity nope nopenope.)
So...different yet same-ish. But I at least have proper corner cabinets and pots-and-pans storage, plus Star Wars pancake molds.
Also, because I love you, here's all the shit I shifted around the kitchen before taking those photos.