Shortly after we had our first guests sit at our kitchen bar, we realized it was going to be nearly impossible to keep the paint under the bar area clean. Please excuse the pre-appliances pictures, but it is the best view to show the large white area underneath the bar.
So, I did lots of google searching to find a good solution. I finally found these two images that showed tiling under a bar. (sources unknown)
I showed Bob the pictures and he agreed it was the approach to take. We went to Lowe’s, picked out a simple 4×4 tumbled tile, tiling and grouting supplies, borrowed a wet saw and got to work.
I did the measuring and tile placement and Bob made all the cuts.
When we got close to the support brackets, we realized the cuts were going to become quite difficult, so we create our own accent row but cutting the tiles and placing them in an offset pattern. It worked out perfectly and we were able to continue with regular cuts to finish the areas between the support brackets.
Now, we no longer fret when we have guests over and can hear them kicking the wall under the bar, because our tiles remain scuff-free.
Anyone else have creative solutions for keeping the area under the bar scuff-free?
Amy @ For the Love of Georgia says
Great job, Leslie! We used the same (or very similar) tile for our kitchen backsplash and we LOVE it. I never thought about using it on the wall underneath the counter, but it looks great! Oh, and welcome to blog-land!
Thanks Amy! We did our backsplash with the same tile then too….its going to take me a while to get the pictures caught up on the blog. Thanks for stopping by and welcoming me blog land! I’ve got to get used to commenting…I’ve been such a silent blog reader for years. Oh, nd I think you need to use WordPress so I can use he helpful posts you’ve been writing. 🙂