I'm doing a little happy dance inside ;-) I have really hated that tile from day 1 of living here.
Of course, underneath the tile is an even tougher-to-remove layer of Durock. Which was nailed down instead of screwed down, adding to the pain of removal! So, it's slow going, but we are almost there. Or I should say Michael is almost there, because all I'm doing is cheering him on. And sweeping up at the end of the day.
And here's what else is new:
Ceilings, walls, closet (in the foreground). And everything's painted! The area to the right of the chimney is a mess, but it'll all be covered up, up to the ceiling, and fully built out with cabinetry. Soon! ETA to finish the kitchen (the majority of it at least) is the end of the month. I'm starting to think we can actually do it!