Home projects happen slowly here. If I had my way, everything would already be done and we’d be starting Round 2 by now! But my husband likes to take his time so the bigger projects take.a.long.time.
And so that is how – a year and a half later – we finally installed a back splash in our kitchen. Considering it cost us about $60, I’m not quite sure why it was such a long thought-out project but I married a thinker!
See how we stair stepped our way to a back splash…finally.
stair step subway tile pattern
Put the subway tile pattern on the wall
Because this pattern was a little too “advanced” to just wing it, we opted to trace the tile pattern onto the wall. The probability of a crooked pattern was so very much a reality when it comes to our DIY projects! So the lucky husband spent a few hours tracing…and tracing and tracing.
of course, the mastic covered up the traced pattern
Such is the story of our DIY projects but the prior tracing of the subway tiles did result in a straight pattern and one that lined up! And isn’t that what matters in the end?