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the kitchen backsplash

19 Jan

Wow! Sorry for the very long Holiday break. We’ve been so busy over here with getting Christmas done, finishing up the backsplash, and taking a long over due vacation.

We spent 10 amazing days in Kauai with the whole fam and loved every minute of it.

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I also finally took some photos of the completed backsplash. Which I’m still drooling over…

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At the last minute I decided to go with the Antique White grout and I’m so glad I did. I really like how it pulls out the lighter color in the granite.

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Don’t you just love how the light reflects off the tile.

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Woo! So now that that’s done we move onto the next big project….

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the guest bathroom!

I’m so excited to get started, I can’t even contain myself. Unfortunately with the play offs in my way, I might just have to wait until after the Super Bowl.

or butter up the husband with some extra foot massages.

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Have a great rest of the week!

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tile sneak peek

21 Dec

Hi All!

I’m still exhausted from Monday’s tile install.

I spent most of the day working from home and having nervous anxiety over the grout color.

I thought I was so set on white but then at the last minute changed it to antique white. I’m so glad I did too. I love how it turned out.

I have yet to put the kitchen back together to take better pictures but here’s a little sneak peek for you

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The husband loved it so much, he even said “You’re right, white cabinets would look really good in here”

Yeep!! I couldn’t even contain my excitement!

It’s official we will be painting the cabinets white…when will that happen, I’m not sure. Most likely after the guest bathroom remodel.

the great tile debate

19 Oct

So we’re doing it!

We are taking the plunge and finally installing the backsplash in our kitchen.

Now for the hard part…tile.

I know I definitely want subway tile, but I’m undecided on which material to use.

I did a quick stop at Lowes a grabbed some samples.

1. tumbled marble

2. tiny subway tile

3. polished marble

4. porcelain tile in bisque

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and here’s what our kitchen looks like now

I can’t wait to rip this off!

I was first drawn to #3 the polished marble but I think it might have to much variation and since our granite is already pretty busy I didn’t want it to be over kill.

So my second option was #4 the porcelain subway tile. It’s shiny which I love because it will reflect the light and I think it would modernize the kitchen.

I did some searching as well to find some pictures of kitchens with porcelain subway tile or something similar.

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if only I could paint my cabinets white…

I actually mentioned to Ryan yesterday if he wanted to surprise his wife for Christmas that we could paint the kitchen cabinets white, he would have one happy wifey!

oh how I dream of this one day…

But anyway for now, I’ll stick with what I have.

And now I need your help, which backsplash tile do you vote for?

any or none?

Back it Up!

20 Apr

That’s what my kitchen is saying to me. No really, it is. During our kitchen remodel we totally had plans to add a tile backsplash but after the funds were being drained on other areas in the house we decided to just do the boring 4″ granite backsplash.

Well! I’ve lived with it long enough!
I’ve got the itch!
These are what I’m loving right now. Who knows! They can easily change in a week. Stick with me peeps.

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