before i begin this post, i need to clear something up.... i measured the sink hole... its true... apparently i was not clear on that point so now you know... ; )
i have this new obsession with stainless steel tile, i love it as a backsplash... its easy to clean, temperature-safe, and not to mention beautiful:
le gasp... unfortunately they are also crazy expensive... but have no fear, better homes and gardens is here! i get their weekly email and looky what they sent me:
yay yay yay!! super cheap stainless steel backsplash made with aluminum roof flashing!!! it is $15 a roll and that is about our price range... so we headed to our favorite blue-themed home improvement store (the orange one is from the devil) and got a roll:
then we got to work cutting out the window and plug holes
then we got some liquid nails and glued that sucker right to the wall:
we wanted a more sleek and modern look so we didn't distress it (the idea picture shows it distressed)... ok let me explain the paint situation for a minute... when we ripped the cabinets down the backs were totally disgusting so we ripped them off too... i assumed (foolishly) that we would be putting new backs on so i only painted the walls where i thought they would be seen... but then peter put up the cabinets and we had this situation going on:
which of course looks stupid... so then i had to paint the walls behind the cabinets white so they look like they have backs... there is also one more "oopsie" in this pic, can you see it?
we are dumb... i don't know why we thought the cabinet ended there, it clearly does not... oh well, we will figure some out some crazy solution... meanwhile here is the kitchen so far:
we are getting so close!!!!!!!!!!!!!