Sense the day we moved in Adam has wanted to rip down this cabinet and put up floating shelfs. We finally got it done! Let me say this it looks so much better! It opens up the kitchen so much more and is just more our style. We both love it so much.
We have existing tile back splash the only problem was when we put it up soon after we moved in we did a dark gray grout. I hated it from the moment it went up. So about 6 month ago I thought maybe i could just grout over the top of it to cover it up. It did an ok job but drove the perfectionist in me NUTS. I could see some gray when you looked close and then as cracking on the bottom where the tile meet the counter top. I hated it overtime i went it the kitchen it made me cringe.
Sense we were going to have to continue the back splash up the wall where we took down the cabinet I did not want there to be any difference in any way. So i took ALL the grout out of the back splash. IT WAS HORRIBLE before you decided how bad you hate your grout really think do I hate it a tone hahahaha. It was a LOT of work but honestly so glad I did it. I went with a hair lighter color. So honestly probably no one can tell a difference but I do especially when you look close. Last thing I need is part of my kitchen to look like a DIY special gone wrong. UM NO THANKS. So now it looks perfect clean and just the way I want. It took more over 8 hours to get all the grout out. So it was quite the task but for me well worth it. If you are wanting to it to your let me know and i can tell you the best thing and the fastest way. (Trust me I tried them all)
So starting on the shelfs we wanted a solid Alder wood. Adam got raw cuts of wood and had to mill them down so they were perfect and smooth. Takes more work then just going to Home Depot and buying them there but it’s actually cheaper if you know how to do it. This was we are able to get thicker cuts of wood as well.
If you have questions how we anchored them to the wall let me know 🙂 Supper easy and the cheapest way to go 🙂 Also the tile is from Lows you can also get it at home depot. We used 4×12 subway white tiles.