When I shared this post the other day I had no idea it would be happening so soon! I was very surprised by my better half that we were going to the tile store last Sunday afternoon to get the tile I wanted and then bam this project was underway!
This is how the old tile looked. While it was okay I was not in love with it with the new white cabinet color and it's a bit too busy to me with the busy granite pattern. So once Mr. Savvy realized he could just remove a few tiles and not a total removal he decided to go ahead with this project. The raised brown piece that you see in this photo runs all the way under the cabinets and since it sticks out that was the only thing he needed to remove. Once he got the first piece out the rest came out fairly easily.
After removing the decorative piece he had to find something to fill the gap in that was level with the existing tile. We found some cheap tile to use the fit perfectly. I shared this pic on instagram so be sure to follow me for some behind the scences.
And for the naysayers who say you can't tile over tile I'm afraid you can. I even googled the info. It won't work in every case, but it works perfectly with this job.
After Mr. Savvy got home from work on Monday he was back at it and got a bit more done. Lots of cuts had to be made around outlets and trim so it was slow going that night. He'd be done if all he had to do was slap tile up there.
He worked more on Tuesday and it was looking so good. We had to leave early afternoon to go for our yearly skin check, but got back to it when we got home. He quit right before a storm blew in that night and our power went out.
Stay tuned for the reveal soon!