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!