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July 1, 2013  —  Written by Julia Marcum 

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We had a wonderfully busy weekend tiling our hearts out in the kitchen. We’ve been waiting for the tile to come in (it was on backorder) and so when we arrived home from our most recent trip the same time the tile arrived, it was like marble Christmas waiting to get our hands dirty.  
 

Before we started, we estimated the whole project would take us about 6 hours, and now, 10 hours in, we’re laughing at ourselves for thinking so.  It’s slow, but we have figured out a system that has worked out decently for us.  I lay all the tile that doesn’t need cut, and Chris cuts and installs those that do. So although I am probably laying 95% of the tile, those cuts take time and precision.  We’re just over half way done (you can check out this post to see all of the areas we’re tiling), and will have a finished photo for you by the end of this week!

Before I get back to tiling, one last reminder about entering the big giveaway I’ve partnered with Sprout it for. As a refresher, the prizes are:

  • Grand Prize: One grand-prize winner will receive a DIY design plan from Sprout it via a custom created Pinterest board by Julia (that’s me). Plus, the grand-prize winner will also receive a $1,000 gift card to their choice of either Home Depot or Lowe’s to help bring their outdoor space to life!
  • Second Place: One second place winner will receive a $500 gift card to their choice of either Home Depot or Lowe’s + a gardening care package courtesy of Sprout it!
  • Third-Place: One third place winner will receive a $250 gift card to their choice of either Home Depot or Lowe’s + a gardening care package courtesy of Sprout it!
  • Daily Winners: One winner per day will receive a gardening care package from Sprout it. Daily winners are still eligible to win cash prizes.
So, pretty legit. Tomorrow is the very last day to enter, so make sure you go outside right now and find a spot in your yard that could use a little extra love, and upload your image to Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #GrowInspired. Easy Please-y.
I’m rooting for you!

What do you think?

  1. Jessie says:

    Hello Marble is right!!! Love it. Such a step up from classic white subway tile (our backsplash!) Can’t wait to see the finished product.

  2. That. Tile. Is. Gorgeous. Totally worth the time.

    Says the girl who’s not tiling. ;)

  3. Loving the tile! Can’t wait to see it finished!

  4. Jess says:

    Love the tile! We’re getting ready to tackle our backsplash in a couple of weeks, too. Can’t wait to see the finished product!

  5. emily says:

    it’s looking gorgeous! can’t wait to see it all done.

  6. vicks27 says:

    Very chic, subway feel. Love, love.

  7. That tile! So so so pretty.

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