What we started with:
So we got to work
As you can see we solved the tile cutting problem - we bought a tile saw blade. It was a $90 investment (!!!!) but we thought about snips and everything in between and it just didn't do the job. The kitchen backsplash is glass mosaic, so the blade will be used a lot, which gives me peace of mind.
We moved on to the wall to the left
We didn't get all the way over to the other wall, but we got far enough
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