Kitchen Makeover: Backsplash Tile
“Electricity is really just organized lightning.”
There’s no turning back now!
The old backsplash is gone, and the countertops on each side of the stove are coming out on Wednesday.
The new backsplash will go in sometime next week. Which reminds me- did you guess which one we chose?
If you guessed #3, you were right!
We only had two requests when it come to the type of mosaic tile we hoped to splash our back with: 1) we wanted something with ming green in it, and 2) we wanted it to look like a quilt pattern. Sort of like this:
Unfortunately the company we’re partnered with doesn’t carry the one above, but choice #3 was definitely close enough, and we’ve always loved the way it looked in Sarah’s summer house, too…
After the old tile and drywall was out, we discovered two “pop-in” boxes just floating around inside the wall.
Technically, the plastic boxes (holding our floating outlets) should be attached to the studs next to them, like this light switch box is:
But because they’re pop-in boxes, there’s no way to attach them. They’re only secured to the drywall in front of them and apparently that’s not the most ideal way to support the box that holds your live wires. So, although we had only planned to replace the outlets and switches (from ivory to bright white), it looks like we’ll be needing an electrician to help us re-organize our lightning this week, too.