It has been snowing and sleeting all day. Wayne did the final perfect coat of paint on the ceiling. I can contact my electrician now to finish up the recessed lights, install the ceiling fan, finish the outlets in the granite bar area and install track lighting. We will not be able to finish the outlet finishes in the countertop area until the backsplash tile is done.
I reviewed the tile boards that we got from Tri-City and I am now leaning towards one. It was my favorite before but I did not like it next to the granite but loved it next to the cabinets. I will need to put another color (plain…maybe white) close to the granite. Hmmm…add a border…then this tile. We will see. I have spent time tonight using my research skills and looking at too many tile options and layouts.
I used my crock-pot for tonight’s meal and it came out awesome. Winner winner…pot roast dinner!!
I was hoping that today’s predicted 12” snow storm was a collaborative April Fool’s Day joke by all the local weathermen… but it wasn’t. That’s alright – we have nowhere to go so I hunkered down to work in the kitchen with music and coffee.
I put down site protection tarps, sanded the ceiling, did some minor patching, and applied the final coat of paint. I sanded some scratches off the wood floor, spot urethaned, and did a site cleanup. All the time, Wendy was researching tile design options. She found a picture that we both liked and I was able to mock up her idea with some random tiles I had in the workshop. Hummm – I think we’re on to something here. We’ll install a horizontal row of white 4”x4” tile on top of the black granite top, then an accent pencil border above that, then the 4”x4” grayish marble tiles (from the sample board we liked) turned at a 45 degree angle above that.
Ok – you know what? That actually was ‘kind of fun’.
My new advice to clients will be, “selecting tile and paint may at times be stressful and confusing but don’t give up. Afterwards you will look back and realize the overall experience was a journey that was worth it”.