Kitchen subway tile backsplash reveal
Our kitchen subway tile is in! It looks amazing, and it was amazing to watch how fast the tile guy was! I know I could DIY it, but it was really nice for once to pay someone else, and have it done quickly, and beautifully without breaking a sweat!
Here’s a look at the before without subway tile, and with the OLD bead-board backsplash.
And here’s a peek with the old painted on tile backsplash.
And here it is with the new kitchen subway tile!
I am so in love with it! We ended up using Whisper Gray grout, and I love how it has a subtle contrast.
I know bananas are not the most photogenic fruit, but I gotta have my banana every morning. One trick we found to having a wood countertop, is having a marble slab next to the stove. Then I can put a hot tray, or pot down and not worry.
I love how clean it looks. For me, it changes the entire kitchen. Do you know, it took everything in my power not to make that kitchen towel hang perfectly on it’s bar, but that’s not how we live. Half of the time, I keep the kids from not throwing it on the floor, so I decided however it ended up on the bar it was going to stay. Perfectly imperfect. That’s how we live.
I tried to get a good shot of the new transom from the back of the dining area. I love how everything looks together.
I’ve been looking for a new kitchen island. I like this one, but it’s a little long for our short kitchen, and it was an old desk we re-purposed. I would also love to have something with a bottom shelf on it. but I can’t seem to find what I’m looking for.I am thinking about building one,since I can’t find anything the right size.
I still have to get new switch plate covers. I never realized how the old backsplash wasn’t quite white, and I know it’s going to drive me crazy until I do. I am just going to pick up some inexpensive, plain white ones for now.
Everyone always asks me where my microwave is. It used to be next to the fridge, but we love it so much more on the buffet. It also gives us more counter space in the prep area.
I wish our outlets were laid out a little better. I need a big floral arrangement or something to hide that cord. I was going to Photoshop it out, and then I figured, we all have cords, right?
Though, in most pictures, I do like to clean up stuff that takes away like the old phone outlet, and the old rubbed bronze switch cover I keep forgetting to replace… And yes, we are one of the few people that still has a landline. I know, crazy, right?
One thing I love is our little coffee station. I am a get up bleary-eyed person, so the least amount of work I can do in the morning to get that first cup, is crazy-important. This is generally my morning in a nutshell. I can barely function in the morning until I finish my coffee. I know many of you had mentioned you were also either getting, or thinking about getting kitchen subway tile. I’ll tell you, I love it! Make sure you read this post though about the different kinds. It’s kind of amazing how many there are!But, I think you are going to love how it looks!
Love your new kitchen tile, Jen!!! Perfect addition to your beautiful kitchen!!!
I love it. The gold pulls and accents look great!
I know it was a real chore with the prep… but the new tile suuuure looks purty 🙂
Love the new look, and that you manage to always update in small ways that pack a punch. Did you paint your windows as well? Love the black 🙂
What a game changer! Love it Jen.
We have a big old landline plug in our kitchen, too. When we redid our kitchen we kind of goofed (well, I did) and assumed we could move the outlet to the other side of the new pantry cabinet (we could, theoretically, but it would cost an awful lot) so we moved the cordless phone out of the kitchen to our bedroom, and we have an empty phone jack now. I drove a nail into the wall above it and I hang my round bread basket on it. It is what it is. I love your tile and I’m so happy you didn’t have to do it yourself. And I love your little pictures on your shelves now! My husband just hung a second black/brown Ekby shelf for me and I’ve been playing with how to style it. Each day, a different way…
We too have subway tile and I’ve never regretted my choice…for someone who doesn’t cook that often, I am happiest in my kitchen. Go figure, lol! Curious, did you purchase your marble cutting slabs retail or did you have them cut at a stone yard? Keep the photos coming 🙂
I love all the details in your kitchen, very unique & fun!! The subway tile adds charm without being overpowering! Gorgeousness!!
Looks terrific! I do,still have a landline, not enough outlets, and too many cords. But we live in a home, not a magazine.
It looks so pretty! With the butcher block counters and the subway tile, it’s a beautiful contrast. I love the buffet that houses your coffee station in gray. I have one painted in black and I want to change it to white, except it is painted beautifully and I don’t want to mess it up!
I love the gray too Lynn! I know exactly what you mean, but that’s the good thing about paint!You can always redo it!
Fabulous. Where did you get those gorgeous pulls?
My pulls are from D.Lawless hardware. I am really happy with them!
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