DIY Kitchen Tiles, Knives & Embarrassing Headwear

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Yes, I’m back with another update on the kitchen! I will get round to a big reveal of the ‘before’ and ‘after’ soon, but I’m waiting for the floor to go in first. No-one wants to see our lame concrete floor anymore, am I right?

As part of getting the kitchen complete, we had the builder who fitted the units to also tile around the sink and hob area as a splashback. We went for white brick tiles and a grey grout, because it’s classic and will go with absolutely everything. If we change our mind on colour scheme in a few years, it’s still good to go.

Once that was finished, there were 2 other areas of the kitchen with worktops and whilst they don’t strictly need tiling, there was just something about those walls that looks off. The room didn’t look symmetrical enough. So Joe took it on himself! It helped that we had some leftover tiles from the first wall.

He was super nervous before starting but I think he did a great job! We stuck on a Cuba playlist, I painted the kitchen wall blue which you can read about here, and Joe got to grouting.

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Aside from a little touching up, it’s a lovely neat job, and actually makes the room look far brighter thanks to the light reflecting off the bricks.

Once that was done, Joe fitted our magnetic knife strip and brand new knives over the hob  – they were a Christmas present and I’ve been so excited to unpack them! Apparently they are Professional German Steel HRC – I have NO idea what that means, but they look flippin’ awesome and they’re mega sharp.

And yes, as he drilled it into the wall, Joe wore my headband that I use to move hair out of my face when I take off my makeup! This is the real face of DIY ladies and gents.

Hoorah! Not all DIY jobs are quite as glamorous as the one before, but it’s another step closer to a finished room.

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