When you don’t have a backsplash, your kitchen walls get splashed with spaghetti sauce and the paint gets shiny where the kettle steams it up.
When you don’t have a backsplash, little flecks of grease mark up the wall above your stove and you’re constantly scrubbing at bits of dried icing near the stand mixer.
When you don’t have a backsplash, you dream of crisp white subway tiles glistening in the morning sun.
And so, after more than four years of wanting a backsplash but being nervous that it was too much for us to handle ourselves, we decided to just do it. We bought three boxes of glossy white subway tiles and a bag of pewter-coloured grout for a beautiful contrast (I actually recoiled when the salesperson assumed we wanted white grout).
But then, of course, we had to wait until we had a kid-free day and a rented wet saw. So I lovingly stroked the tiles … and waited.
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