This past week, you may have noticed I was a bit absent from blogland. With the loss of my Long-arm machine I inadvertently freed up time for 'other' types of projects. Namely, tiling my kitchen backsplash. This is a project that I have wanted to do since we moved into this house 4 years ago. After a week of bringing home tile sample after tile sample, I decided on a travertine and glass tile combination. The dark granite countertop and the light cream cabinets made tile choices difficult but I think I made the right choice.
It took me about a week to tile the entire kitchen backsplash. From what I've read, I need to seal the travertine before we grout to ensure that the cleanup goes smoothly. The travertine is quite porous and without a sealant the grout would likely adhere to every inch. Since there has been no word on my long-arm machine I am left with ample time on my hands to create beauty of an entirely different sort.