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It’s taken a couple of weeks, but the back wall of my laundry room has now disposed of 100% of the leftover box of tile from my kitchen backsplash.
I always knew that adding tile in here would dress things up a bit (and tie the two rooms together a little more, since they’re right next to each other), but I’ll admit that without having tiled the kitchen first (tutorial here), things probably wouldn’t have gone quite as smoothly in this room. A few cuts around the window left me with a couple of head-scratchers (especially since I was determined not to have to drive the twenty minutes back to the outlet shop for extras, so luckily I’d saved the leftovers from the kitchen and used every scrap!)
I know the ceiling looks a bit iffy, but I’m planning on adding some decorative trim around the back wall to distinguish it further from the rest of the room (which won’t be tiled).
I’ve managed to get the grouting finished, so all that’s left is the trim work and adding a shelf on the lower ledge of the wall (I’m thinking of staining it a similar color to the butcher block in the kitchen to tie things together even more). Since it was missing for this project and I didn’t want to get grout and tile adhesive crumbles all over the back of my new washer and dryer, I created a makeshift shelf out of painter’s tape and cling wrap (just so I could have something easy to toss when things were set to dry – I was prepared from the kitchen’s install for little bits of grout to go everywhere).
The color balance may be all over the place in these nightly progression shots, but soon enough, I’ll have a more finished reveal in store for ya. And even better, it’s one more item crossed of my big fat to-do list! How was your weekend?