Friday, February 5, 2010

Back Splash Rant!

I am so excited to show you all how wonderful and beautiful the back splash turned out..... But I can't. It's not done, and it won't be done for probably three weeks.
Trent has been anticipating a big cabinet job for a bakery down in Provo that is expanding to a location in Draper. We are super excited about it! However, the day Trent was going to pick up all their materials they called and said they had to get a few more bids to please their investors. Trent told them they wouldn't find anyone cheaper. (Big commerical cabinet shop = employees, building rent, advertising, tools, utilities, etc.....EXPENSIVE. Two guys building cabinets out of my garage...hardly any overhead....CHEAPER! Probably almost half as much if I go off of our experience with the cabinets in our house. Trent didn't have time then to build all our cabinets, so we hired a commercial shop.... Let's just say more expensive doesn't always mean better quality, it just means more money. Plus, when I say two guys building cabinets...I mean two perfectionists.) They thought they would have 35-40 days to build these cabinets, now they are down to just two weeks (insert image of Trent disappearing behind garage door in slow mo, loud vault-like sound bangs followed by a whooshing noise as door shuts and seals).
On the upside, I got over being wishy washy and decided on a color for grout. Thanks for all the suggestions and votes. I spent probably three hours looking at back splash photos on the Internet, trying to decide what to do. Then I went over to my cute friend's house and inspected her back splash. Hers is a little different than ours, but still close to the same stone tile and so, so pretty. If we just had done the limestone tile without the glass insets, I would totally agree with the vast majority of votes and gone Mocha, but since I love the glass insets and want them to pop, we picked a color a little darker than the Biscuit color. It's pretty much the same shade as the tile, a titch darker, but isn't white and won't look dirty all the time.
I have to say, I am very lucky to have such good friends with such immaculate taste. Thanks girls!


Crystal said...

I am excited to see what your finished tile looks like, but that's awesome you have such a talented husband when it comes to working with his hands. Make sure to post a picture of the finished cabinets.

Next time I redo a kitchen and have somebody build the cabinets, Trent would be my first choice. (Although my dad is disappointed that we didn't build our kitchen cabinets ourself with his help. It just seems like a ton of work to me.)

My dad works with wood and built a lot of the things in my parents house. I loved waking up on Saturday mornings to the smell of my dad working with wood down in his shop.

janabigelow said...

Cute tile! I hope your husband finishes soon and you get to see him once in awhile!