Colonel Dad said from the beginning, based on the tile that I chose, that we needed to replace the sheetrock and start with a fresh, smooth surface to lay the new tile. If we were going with something that didn't have to be smooth and completely even, we could have stuck with what we had- and patched where necessary. BUT new sheetrock is definitely the best option in this situation, especially when the Colonel is a master craftsman... no worries here!
chipping away at the tile to see if we could salvage the sheetrock...
Colonel Dad also mentioned that I would need a trim to finish off the edges of my backsplash.... why didn't I think of that? I was so excited to check out my options... here are my favorites from Lowes.
The first is a beveled marble, the second has a beaded detail, and the third is flat & plain.
Originally, I thought flat & plain was the way to go... but I wasn't sure once I compared it to my tile...
I asked Mister Hubbs what he thought, he usually says, "whatever you think" like a good husband- but this time he said, "the middle one, for sure." I couldn't have been happier... the middle one is definitely the perfect choice for our kitchen, and Mister Husband made that very clear.
So... we are well on our way to a beautiful, new kitchen! I will keep updating our progress!