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    Ceramic Hodgpodge Backsplash

    One of my friends has a very cute house that she is always fixing up. But with the pandemic, it was hard to justify doing some projects while it was ok to try other projects. 

    Since Home Depot was always open throughout and considered an essential business she thought it would be a good time to do something about the old wallpaper behind her counters. 

    Going this way and that over what she should do? Paint, buy boring backsplash, or hang new wallpaper? 

    Well since she is my friend I assumed she saw my backsplash, 

    Anyone can make a backsplash from old ceramics or dishes see how  here .

    and just discounted making her own. But I suggested she should make one since she is very crafty and she could make it super custom to her house decor. She loved the idea So here goes the story and the how-to of making your own backsplash.

    Here is how we did it.

    Kay and Heather Making Tile Backsplash

    The very first thing we did was measure the rectangle shapes I wanted to add a ceramic covering to. We cut a thin luon from Home Depot the exact sizes. One for behind the stove, One long narrow piece for behind the sink, and one for the fake drawer in front of the stove.

    Lucky us, a holiday weekend with family usually means family art days. Either making art or going to museums, galleries, lobbies, sculpture gardens, and private collections. 

    It also means going to movies, seeing photo slideshows, talking about the latest video, podcast, comedian, TV show, and then discussing the periodicals, blogs, and of course it is always better to be reading a good book worth talking about.

    This past Thanksgiving weekend lasted until Monday, and it’s Tuesday, and no wonder my little family is tired. It was a lot of fun.

    Making art was on the agenda. The best thing about this time was getting my mother off the hook to do collage at her house, to instead, as a stroke of genius, help her by coming up with one of about fifty projects I have /had ready for the willing nieces, kids, sister, brother-in-law, and mother to work on.

    We ceramic tiled. 

    Since this was my very first time tiling I wasn’t sure how to apply the grout. I ended up using a bag I bought from the Restore for around a dollar. It comes in many forms and colors. Really you just have to experiment. I love how the white grainy one I chose turned out!

    Something came over me while I was getting ready to install the tile. I decided to make an easy island in the kitchen, paint one kitchen wall with blackboard paint and paint the counters with counter-top paint.


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