I just have a few minutes before I need to head to clinic so I thought I would do a quick update of the things that we’ve been working on. We worked on one side of the backsplash on Friday night and then we got the range hood up on Sunday night (well part of it up at least). We also hung a light over the dining room table — the new black drum light.
Here are some photos:
I don’t have very many photos of the fan that used to be over our dining room table, and I forgot to take one right before we took it down. I generally tried to crop it out of photos of the room, but this photo gives you an idea. It was much worse in person.
Our new light:
We started working on the backsplash this weekend, but we didn’t get as far as we had hoped. The plan was to go all the way to the ceiling with the tiles, but Jimmee’s not 100% sold on this idea. We decided to stop at the cabinet height and then live with it for a week or so to see how we feel.
We had to use a lowes paint stick to get the adhesive into the small space left under the window. I don’t know if I’d go so far as to say that tiling is fun, but it’s surprisingly not so bad.
This is our handy $25 tile cutter which worked wonders for making clean cuts on edge or window tiles. Jimmee used a tile cutting blade on the jigsaw in order to make the weird size cuts around outlets.
Hmmm. I just realized I didn’t take a photo at the end of the night so I’ll have to post a more finished photo later.
I’m actually running a little late so I’m going to post the photos of the range hood tomorrow. Plus, we might have the whole thing up and running by then so it will be a little more exciting. As exciting as photos of a range hood can be, I guess.
On Tuesday they’re forecasting snow for OKC so I’m really pulling for a snow day (or maybe 2??). I have 2 tests on Thursday so it would really be convenient to have a day or two off. :)
This is my new favorite spot to sit and work on things, well and eat of course. I really can’t wait to get the window seat set up and buy new chairs. This is my last minute studying/eating/blogging before I head to clinic. Hope you guys have a great week!!!