and this one:
Common elements in many of the kitchens I love are: lots of windows, white cabinetry, and white subway tile backsplashes. I already have white cabinets and there's not much I can do about adding more windows. Sooooooooooo, that leaves the backsplash. After doing a little research on the internet I was convinced I could install it myself. And that's exactly what I did. It was back breaking work, and I regretted not forking up the money to rent a wet saw. But I needed to do this on the cheap so I did it the hard, frustrating way - with a hand saw. I have to say though, the results are wonderful! My kitchen is so much brighter and looks much more "polished."
A pic of my handy work:
While I was at it, I decided to spruce up the room even more with new switch plates for the outlets (see above) and new hardware for the drawers.
These are inexpensive touches that really finish a space. I hope I've added some value to our home, if not, at least I'm enjoying the update!
My next project might be building a new dining table like this one or this one. We'll see if I can work up the courage :)