The DIY Project Parade

It’s that time of the week!  What have you been up to, my fellow DIY friends?
We’ve been doing this…
1.  Installing faucets.  Our faucets are from Waterstone.  Super easy to install.  Super cool to use and look at.  Everything is serviceable above the deck (the counter) – even filling the soap dispenser!  I’m addicted to hot tea. I drink it all day long so the instant hot water faucet and tank makes my life so much easier. I love it! Pardon the mess…still under construction but I’m so excited I had to show off a sneak peek…(are you focusing on the pots of cactus or that gorgeous faucet? lol).
2.  Electrical – We swapped out the dirty beige outlets and switches with clean white – big improvements! We’re also wanting LED cabinet light under mounted (when LED lights are in the budget) so Mr. DIY has been running electrical up into the cabinets from a lower outlet to install an outlet inside the cabinet in preparation to be ready for future plug-in.  I attempted a DIY tutorial but it’s really out of my area of expertise and I steer away from contributing to electrocution.  Please seek professional help and advice but here are some pictures of the process…
3.  Installing the marble backsplash.  The 1 review was right. The Veratino marble tiles from Lowe’s are extra crumbly.  We’ve been using Frog tape on the cuts to help minimalize breakage.  We are okay with a little crumbling/tumbled look since this an old farmhouse.  You know our motto:  “Imperfection adds character”.  Walls are not square.  Grouting will help disguise imperfections. And we love the new look that’s emerging. 🙂
I couldn’t find any pictures of how tile ended when counter is further out than cabinets. We chose to use a border of the same marble stone, mitering the top corner and ending our backsplash at the counter’s edge.  I’ll share a better picture when it’s grouted and cleaned up (and wall is painted!).
If I could “SHOP” last week’s DIY Project Parade, here is what I’d come home with (click the links for tutorials):



Do you have a DIY project to show off this week?  I’d LOVE to see it!  Or please visit the links to get inspired!

The DIY Show Off

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4.If you notice your link has disappeared -please add the link back to The DIY Show Off to your post today, a button or a quick note to your readers about the party and try again! I love when everyone participates and readers check out everyone’s links, but I think the return favor of linking back is the nice thing to do so everyone plays fair and enjoys all of the projects and links. Also – this blog party is for DIY projects only. Links not related to DIY will be deleted.

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