Subway Tile Backsplash

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So I have been making some huge improvements to my kitchen this month.  Yesterday I showed you my new Formica countertop with a Karran undermount sink.  I thought I would try my hand at doing a subway tile backsplash (literally – see picture below).  I have never tiled before so I hit the internet to find You tube videos and blog posts to show me the way.  I will say it is rather easy if you have the right tools.  However, those tricky cuts around outlets and switches are KILLER!  This is definitely a full weekend project.

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Karran Sink

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I got the insanely awesome privilege of traveling down to Vincennes, Indiana to the Karran Sink headquarters to learn the process of installing undermount sinks into laminate.  Did you know that is possible?? After doing a truckload of research I decided months ago that I wanted to upgrade my current builder’s basic laminate with something new and install an undermount sink.  The only option that seemed viable and able to withstand wear and tear was the process that Karran uses to install their sinks.  They have a patented sink product that allows you to get a seamless sink to laminate install…and it is awesome!

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Butcher Block Countertop

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A couple of weekends ago my husband and I got a little weekend getaway in Cincinnati.   We had a wonderful time, but one of my secret motivations was to go to IKEA since it is the closest one to us.   I had plans on getting the Numerar beech butcher block countertop for my {…Read More…}





Board & Batten Beadboard Kitchen Island

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When we first walked through this house 4 1/2 years ago the first thing I said was “I hate the kitchen.”  It was awful — stock cabinets with no molding whatsoever, mismatched appliances, terrible countertops and awful flooring.  We have made continual changes to this space as time and budget has permitted.  I loved the {…Read More…}