Well, as you can imagine in a hundred year old house, we ran into a couple of snags with the back splash project. So... We put tile on the two sections without issues (see picture here) and we've been in a period of discernment (that's my 25 cent word of the day) waiting for the solution to appear. Which it did, in the form of a friend who recommended forgoing trying to tile the tricky area and put up a stainless steel panel instead. OhMyGoodness, don't you love a friend who shares!
Well I mentioned it to my hubby and we were off to the races! Lucky for us, two country blocks away, is a metal fabricating company. The tricky area is behind the stove, which is under a window, which lines up with nothing. It (the window) also has a protruding piece of wood - could be part of the sill, could be they used whatever they had and tough noogies that it sticks out about 3/8" from the drywall. Wow this is boring. Anyway, there are some other totally uninteresting quirks about that stretch of wall that make tiling it tricky.
But now we havve a plan! So today we grouted the tile we have. AND IT LOOKS BEAUTEOUS!
Have I mentioned before we've never tiled anything before? True story. I thought the kitchen would be a good test site as it's a small area. Then, if it goes well, we are moving on to the bathrooms. Well it's gone well. We've learned a lot (like buy more than 1 sponge) and it was fairly easy, and there were virtually no unhappy words.
I'm just about the give the grout a final clean and then I'll post a pic! Woot!!!!