Monday, November 26, 2012

Backsplash

Who's tired of hearing about us working on the kitchen?  Not me!!  Any time there's a bit of progress I'm a happy lady.  This weekend Doug started doing the tiling... he got about half of it done, and let me tell you, I am loving it.  We went with 3x6 basic white subway tiles from Home Depot and they look awesome.  They are a warmer white that works well with the cabinetry color-- Cloud White.


We debated the grout line width for a while and decided to go with 1/16" spacers.  Since the tiles are a bit rounded at the edges the grout lines will be a bit wider than 1/16" but still nice and tight... which I like.  Doug totally blew me away with his tile expertise... the rows are nice and neat and spaced perfectly... which means I can go with a light grey grout-- just what I wanted.


And that was the weekend!  Doug worked on the kitchen while I attempted to keep the kids out of trouble.  Easier said than done :)

In other news, I've been eating/cooking sugar free this week ever since I found out that I've got gestational diabetes this time around.  It's really not all that bad-- a lot of veggies, meat, eggs, cheese, and whole grains.  With the arrival of each child I've had to adopt some interesting diets-- in the weeks after Caleb was born I had a pureed diet as my jaw was wired shut, with Emerson I ate dairy free for 6 months due to her allergies, and now-- a diabetic diet.  Out of all three diets, eating sugar free is by far the easiest.  I'll let you know how it goes...

After this I should really write a cookbook-- the dairy free, sugar free, pureed diet.  Definitely a best seller :)

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

SO gorgeous! I love your kitchen posts- keep 'em coming : )

Michelle @ AM Dolce Vita said...

Ooh I really like your Cloud White cabinets! I am really tempted to have our dark maple cabinets transformed into a lighter color.

Trev and Rebekah said...

The kitchen looks GREAT! Do you find you have to clean your cupboards a lot though with the being white?

I'd like to buy that cookbook if you write it. Sorry to hear of the latest in your life. Glad it's not too overwhelming for you to figure out how to cook that way though.

modern jane said...

So gorgeous! Keep the posts coming! I love them!

Kat said...

Lovin' the progress! The light gray grout looks great. I debated about using that but went with white in the end...love how yours turned out!

Kara said...

Your kitchen looks stunning! I'm loving the grey grout with the white tile. Classy all the way!

Amanda said...

I love the light gray grout! We are definitely doing that when we renovate our kitchen. Can you please tell me what color your Quartz counters are?? They look great, so pretty.

Bonnie said...

Looks FANTASTIC!!!