One of these gadgets is my Mighty Morphin Power Range Hood.
And I have my own Power Ranger to install it. Isn't he sexy?? Yep, this is my Philly!
And because I don't like to be shown up a whole lot, this
He was moving a lot faster than I was. In fact, I don't appear to be moving at all.
Phil has been measuring, reading useless instructions, and cursing quite a bit. He's been throwing out all these technical terms like "molly," "stud," "blocking," and "shim."
Occasionally I'll glom onto one of these terms. Poor Phil. He says "shim" and I instantly start to serenade him with, "Shim-shimminy, Shim-shimminy, Shim-Shim, Sharoo...."
He is not amused.
Thankfully, I am! And that's all that counts.
Nothin' sexier than a man on a countertop. Except, perhaps, a man doing dishes.
The tile is completely grouted (Silverado unsanded by TEC, purchased at Menards), and sealed. I'm now free to splash chili, spaghetti, and projectile vomit (it could happen) on my tile sans worries.
And let me say that sponging the grout off the tiles was the Shittiest. Work. Ever. I totally get why people keep illegals.
Dropping followers in 3 - 2 - 1....
Of course, we most likely could have saved ourselves some trouble if we'd grouted and sponged in phases. Not these gluttons for punishment. Philly started packing in the grout, and about halfway through, I started sponging. Neither of us imagined how long it would take to sponge the grout off, or how freaking hard the grout would get so freaking fast. I wore off 2 complete fingerprints and my shoulders are permanently hunched.
Stainless steel and glass are so sexy.
Sexy is the word of the day in case you were wondering.
He had all the measuring and anchoring in place before the tiling began, so it was quite magical when the time came to hang it on the wall.
Magical and sexy.
And here's your BONUS for the day. Do you remember this post, and do you know what this is?
Why, it was the fitting for another gadget that made Philly question my sanity.
My pot filler in action!
And here's the wall put together (so far). See those holes in the tile? Those are by design and will be addressed in a future post.
Coming up on Kitchen Soldiers!:
(If you missed the backplash post, you can catch up HERE.)
Bouquet of Talent