Live Pretty on a Penny: My {Own} Tile Demo...What am I Thinking?!

My {Own} Tile Demo...What am I Thinking?!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Welcome to 2013! I know..I'm a bit late...its been 2013 for a week now, buuut you get the point:) I hope that everyone is having a fabulous and highly productive New Year thus far. I am not good with making "resolutions" per se. I instead like to set my goals every six months. By setting my goals in small doses, I am more likely to accomplish them...most of the time...well some of the time. Life happens, but I make every attempt.

One of the mutual goals that both my husband and I have set for the house is to complete our kitchen makeover. You may remember from this post, where we completed the Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformation kit on our cabinets, but it pretty much stopped there. Since there are several other things that we would like to complete, we kicked off our 2013 project list tackling the kitchen backsplash. Man o man..what can I say about this GORGEOUS backsplash! *side eye*

I really hate this backsplash, and the fact that the previous owners left it unfinished at the bottom, still boggles me. But whatever, its coming down now.  

We have not finished removing the all of the tile, but I wanted to pop in and give you guys an update. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen my sneak peek from the other day when we began the demo.  If you want to attempt this, here is what we used: lots of P-A-T-I-E-N-C-E, a mason chisel, protective goggles, a hammer, and a plastic drop cloth to protect the counters from falling tile debris.


Once we had everything set up,  I put my goggles on and we got to work. We started by placing the mason chisel behind the tile at the end of the wall, and began hitting the top of the chisel with the hammer. 



Like we figured, not only have we chipped away at the tile, but we removed chunks of drywall as well. 




We removed all of the socket covers to chip away at the tile around the outlets. We did this gently, as to not damage any wires or pull them out of the wall.

So this is currently where we stand. We have a little less than half of one wall completed. Still have a whole wall and a half to go. Would I demo tile again? No...it's not fun and it's very tedious. Oh yeah, and since we tore out some of the drywall, we are gonna have to go ahead and replace that too. Yippee!!! Ha, Yeah right. So it's definitely turning into a task, but whatever. When it's done, I look forward to admiring the backsplash-y goodness. I will be back soon with more updates!

Thanks for stopping by:)



10 comments:

  1. I can't wait to see what the finish project looks like! You have a great eye for design.

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    1. Thanks Niccole! We are making some progress. I emphasize strong. I can't wait til its done:)

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  2. You are so brave! Just keep in mind how pretty it's going to look once you're through.

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    1. I feel brave Brandi! I have to remember what the finished product will look like to keep me going.

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  3. Oh these jobs are the WORST. Sending you my sympathies! :) But once it's over, I know that new backsplash will make it all worthwhile.

    Kelly @ View Along the Way
    www.viewalongtheway.com

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    1. Thanks Kelly. And yes, they are the absolute worst!!!

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  4. I wish I had the guts to do this! Can't wait to see the finished project!

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    1. Yeah, guts is right... Along with a little bit of crazy, and what am i thinking, lol. Thanks for stopping by!

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