OMG you guys! We have back splash!!!
It wasn't nearly as hard as we thought it was going to be to pick it out. And it wasn't nearly as expensive as we thought it was going to be to have it professionally installed. And it didn't take anywhere as long as we thought it might take!
We debated about getting a stainless back splash here above the stove, but it was as expensive as we though it might be, so we went with tile. I really like the way it looks, and it's all sealed so it should be stain proof.
Some final painting will be done next week (see that bulkhead between the ceiling and the cabinets? THAT) and that hole in the ceiling you see in the top right there needs patched, but we have the tiles cut to the size of the hole. Scaredy cat tile guy wouldn't put them up for us because of liability, but he was nice enough to cut them for us, saving us from having to buy a wet saw. SOB was a little disappointed, I think. He always loves adding to his saw collection.
The floor, which is hardly ever pictured, will be professionally done sometime soon, but not in the next few weeks. SOB is going to install some under cabinet lighting and fix the ceiling hole, and we're just about finished! Which is perfect timing since we're having a big birthday party for Fred on the 10th. I love giving myself a reason to get shit done.
Speaking of getting shit done, I need to order a cake!