Not mine but awesome
Update: Well here it is…
Obviously I haven’t finished or cleaned up yet. This is far from perfect but considering that I barely knew wtf I was doing, I guess it’ll do
I finally got my kitchen mostly painted and I was trying to find a cheap easy way to make a backsplash. So first (think cheap) I bought some beadboard. But I can’t cut a straight line for shit and I was pretty sure I wasn’t going to be able to get around the electrical panel worth a darn. I wanted to use green for a nice contrast to my orange walls.
Then I was looking online and found this nifty idea: coasting into spring/ Done with sharpie markers and alcohol. (the link seems to be not working for me tonight)
While it was a pretty cool idea, we couldn’t really get them to look anything like that. And the green that I wanted to concentrate on was the one that really didn’t run/blend at all. Anyway, this is what we came up with:
I scrubbed the ones I did off because they sucked compared to theirs.
Well, what a difference! Where I wasn’t able to get very bright, bold colors with the sharpies, these were amazing. But they were a bit too bold and they also didn’t blend the way I wanted.
Of course, there is no way those are going to fit in with the earlier sharpie ones. Plus not sure I want my kitchen to look like a circus.. So after some thought, I soaked a sponge in alcohol and smushed it on top of them. Now they are more of a match for the others.
I’m going to separate all the tiles and mix them up a bit. And the nice thing is you can just wipe them off with alcohol and try again if you aren’t happy with them
I need to finish sealing them, buy a tile cutter I guess, paste them up, grout them and then I can show off my backsplash that no one in the world has one like it!
Thank you for all the emails. You have pretty well made my two main email addresses useless to me. However, I am (a) Not interested in (b) Have no use for:
Did no one, especially you affiliates ever tell you that spamming email that isn’t requested is just plain rude?
Do you think that I or anyone with a bit of intelligence would ever click on those ads?
All you do is make yourself and the companies whose products you are trying to shove down out throats look like total assholes.
I’m now sending every bit of it through Spam Cop and getting those hundreds of abuse reports sent out. This is taking me a considerable about of time. I hope in the end it’s worth it and I don’t have to just trash my addresses.
So spammers, Fuck you very much!
Man has this been a really annoying, long day. Since it started about 30 hours ago and I’ve spent most of that time working on websites for pennies. Because I suck with how slow I am. I have a frozen shoulder that’s killing me, a totally discombobulated computer situation, and two seriously endangered pets.
A client calls me today so while I’m trying to talk to him with my headset on (skype, doncha know), Beemer (whose sitting on one side of me) decides it’s the perfect time to try to chew through the cord. All the while Clara (squirt) is going bonkers because?? Because I used my voice for something besides bitching at her for hours on end? Because Beemer got a cord and she didn’t? And Beemer is enjoying shredding my new couch, and Clara thinks she’ll give that a try too trying to dig a hole clear on through the cushion.
I moved my computer down here because I thought it was healthier to like actually live in my living room. But fuck this, I bought a monitor for my other computer and I’m moving it into my bedroom. They aren’t allowed in there because they are so damn destructive. I don’t know how that’ll work with the dog, but I guess it beats me keeping her crated all day or tied up at the other end of the room. She can just go ahead and destroy things and I’ll get some peace. Do you know how hard it is to be typing with the kb on your lap and the dog bouncing the whole damn couch? If my kids had been as neurotic and needy as this dog, they wouldn’t have made it past their first year.
I have to be able to get some work done, I have a freaking leaking pipe in my bathroom. Let’s not count that I had to pay that huge amount for car insurance this month (how many people can say they spend more on car insurance than they do gas for the year?). Then there was the broken garage door with had to be fixed unless I wanted to sleep in my car with a butcher knife to save the belongings in my garage. I’m still paying for last years fence. I need my car fixed, the dog fixed, my electrical system fixed, my bathroom fixed and while I’m at it, I need me fixed too.
What the hell, it’s almost 6pm, maybe a little Nick Cave and alcohol will really put me in a murderous mood and I’ll solve the whole problem