No worries. I’m used to this sort of thing. Every project I do has some sort of glitch which requires special creativity due to my own specialness. I rummaged through my craft closet and came up with this… What doesn’t look cuter with a little ruffle action?
With the backs of my cabinets done, I moved on to finishing the backsplash. I used this product from Home Depot called Simple Mat to adhere the stones to the drywall. This stuff really is quite awesome. It’s like a giant double-sided sticker that you place on your wall. You can start and stop tiling at your leisure which is very cool, but what really sold me was the couple on the front happily working together.
Here’s my guy. He doesn’t look quite as happy as the guy in the picture, but we actually made it through this project without arguing which is more than I had hoped for! (My guy loathes all things diy. He puts up with me and all my demands quite well considering.)
Once the stone was up, I took my premixed grout in Dorian Gray (did you ever read that book?) and just rubbed it all over the stone. I tried piping it in with a frosting bag. I tried carefully smoothing it with a tile smoother thingy. In the end, just globbing it on and smearing it around worked best for me.
Once you’ve covered the stones, they will look like this. Don’t panic!
Oh yes, and I should mention that we totally didn’t do the outlets the right way. You’re supposed to use electrical box extenders and pull your outlet out so that it sits flush with your stone. This was going to mean another trip to Home Depot for me, and I didn’t feel like it. Therefore, we taped off the outlets and I grouted and then caulked around them. The covers still come off (I think).