Get salvagey with us at this completely FREE workshop! Discover how to bring your salvage project to life with finishings including trim, surfaces, hardware and beyond! Taught by our very own, Doug Elfline.
Saturday, October 21 | 11am-12:30pm
Second Use Building Materials | 3223 6th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot.
The Seattle Times recently published an article highlighting the ways that simpler, subtler backsplashes are becoming more and more popular. Here are some of their best tips, alongside a Mighty House spin.
From The Seattle Times:
- It’s worth hunting for high quality ceramic or porcelain.
- Choose a neutral color or coordinate it with your countertops – you won’t get tired of it and neither will buyers down the road.
- Get creative with shape or arrangement instead of color, like choosing hexagonal tiles or laying them vertically instead of horizontally.
- If you cook a lot, be sure to stay away from big grout lines and marble so you won’t have to waste time scrubbing them down.
- A backsplash is not always required in a kitchen – depending on how you cook and clean. It’s also a feature that’s easy to add on later!
- Glass tile is another great option and it’s even better if you can find it as recycled material or salvaged!
- Natural stone, such as marble, is a mined non-renewable resource, so we discourage using it whenever possible.
- Stainless steel behind the stove is easy to clean and has a simple, minimalist look.
Check out more backsplash inspiration on our Mighty House Flickr page and read the full Seattle Times article here.
This fall is packed with great events and workshops across the city. We look forward to seeing you around town!
Weekly: Neighborhood Farmer’s Markets
September 27: New Innovations in Insulation
Over the past month, extreme weather patterns and record breaking storms have devastated countless families, friends, and neighbors in our hemisphere. As the climate changes, we will see these impacts worsening and continuing to hit the most vulnerable communities the hardest. Linked below are organizations that work to reach and support the most vulnerable in these trying times:
There is nothing better than having the right tool for the right job! Join us to discover the who-what-where-and-why of power tools with our very own, Doug Elfline!
This workshop is absolutely FREE and will teach you how to assess which tool is the right tool, how to plan your tool use, what safety considerations to be aware of, and how to troubleshoot potential problems through a short presentation followed by live demonstrations of popular power tools, a conversation on where to find them, and Q+A with the pros.
Saturday, October 7, 2017 | 11am-12:30pm
Second Use Building Materials