I feel like things are picking up in the kitchen. Although there’s still a LOT to do, progress feels good at this phase of the process!
This week I hung the upper cabinets back up and started tiling. If you remember, I have 3 big walls to tile, so it’s taking a while.
Check out Week 1 & Week 2, if you missed them.
The tile is about a 1/3 done, and I’m loving it. It is an imperfect, handmade type tile, so I choose a lighter grout.
In this picture ↓ you can see without the grout on the left and with it on the right.
Like I said last week, I’m doing the kitchen in sections so that we can still use it during the renovation. I didn’t want to be without a sink for more than a few days, so I tiled and grouted behind the faucet first.
(It’s not the fastest, but it will help keep my family sane!)
As you probably know, things don’t always go as planned and this week was no exception.
The mishaps of the week include:
- 1 wrong size of cabinet door
- 2 damaged doors
- crooked walls
- A piece of tile in my eye!
The good news is that the doors are ordered and should be here before the reveal and my eye is better! Remember to ALWAYS wear your safety glasses when you cut tile.
The problem I’m currently trying to solve is this crooked wall ↓
You can see how it is wider at the bottom and much skinner at the top. If you have any suggestions, I would love to hear them!!
I also ordered 2 sets of barstools and a rug this week. The rug is BEAUTIFUL and it took me forever to find one that would fit perfectly in front of the sink. It’s coming from Turkey, so I’m hoping the measurements are correct!
I’d love your option for the barstool. Which one do you like better? I have one that I’m leaning toward, but I really like both of them!
The are both super affordable: Windsor High Back | Woven Back
Be sure to also check out all the other amazing rooms this week HERE!
Love the woven back one, but both are very nice.
Thanks! I think that’s the winner at the moment!
Looking good! I prefer the woven stools. As for the space, you could try to caulk the whole thing, top to bottom, using more at the bottom. The space would be less noticeable if it was the same color as the cabinet. Love the rug, too!
Thanks! Yes, I think the woven ones are the winner!
Pamela S Volkl says
I definitely like the simplicity and clean lines of the Windsor chair. Just seems to fit to me.
Thanks so much for your input!!
I hope that tile is not up against the door. You could shave that side of your door and repaint, or depending on what is going on with the door opening, you may have options. Is the opening drywall or wood or what? I am guessing it is wood and you could shave a little where need or you can try wood filler or bondo or another type of filler. Good luck from another female DIY’er.
The tile isn’t up against a door, that’s the side of the cabinet with molding. The wall is drywall with a metal corner. I think I’m going to have to add some wood and fill in then using molding…I’m still working on it, though!