Before and After Backsplash (so far)
*Our kitchen nightmare has gradually turned into some what of an experimental DIY project, at best. Andy cut the butcher block from Ikea to fit in this jagged space while I tried my first tiling ever. As you can see, I haven't put up the border yet between butcher and tile and I did not use bull nose tiles in an effort to save 2-3 hundred bucks. Oh well. I am not going for the HGTV dream home kitchen look (obviously) but I'm just aiming for it to look like a kitchen (instead of a dirty laundry nook).
When we originally found our home, it was clear that a hoarder had lived there. It took me a year just to completely get rid of the filth in this kitchen. Needless to say, an old toothbrush has become my new best friend!