After a few weekends of tiling, grouting (with black non-sanded grout from HD) and then haze removing, and then removing haze again, and caulking again, and then removing haze again and then sealing the grout with the most expensive thing I have ever sprayed, finishing painting the cabinets, redoing the countertops... The kitchen is "done"!!!!!! I say "done" because we still need to some touch up work, but would you just revel in the transformation!? To this:
Here is a glimpse at the other wall's evolution. We couldn't be more proud of its progress.
To Cement Board:
To a zoomed in picture of the tile without grout thus far:
And a "we are done here folks" picture:
Here is the rest of the kitchen all done up pretty like:
We used the same cement gray paint by Benjamin Moore in the kitchen that we used in the living room, dining and hallways.