Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Kitchen Backsplash; Our Love Affair with Subway Tile

This picture was in a previous post of mine.
It is our completed subway tile backsplash.
What I did not show you is the before/during pictures. Before I do, I have to say how I love subway tile. Our old home also had white subway tile per our renovation of the kitchen.
We knew when we purchased this house that our kitchen would also don this backsplash!
A new twist, however, was the inspiration I recieved from Melissa (The Inspired Room) and pictures she posted of her old kitchen. I was struck by how Melissa had subway tile the full length of her wall. I always thought the backsplash ended where the cabinets ended!

So my husband removed the old builder's grade beige 4x4 tile. (sorry no picture yet of that!) And the walls looked horrible!! At this point I am sure a contractor would have explained to me that the drywall would have to be either replaced or repaired.



(Please excuse the awful countertop. We WILL be replacing that as well as getting a new sink/faucet.)

I felt the walls were fine.

And in the fashion of the Nester with her window mistreatments, I went ahead and produced this:







The grout is now finished. This was a PROJECT and took about four days. We spent $150 dollars on materals except for the tile. Why you ask?
Are you ready for this?
I paid $15 dollars for all the tile shown for the entire backsplash and walls! I will let you in on my little secret in another post!
But for now, we are very happy with our new backsplash!!!
Have a great day!
em

3 comments:

bloggerprotectionprogram said...

Looks amazing! I want to paint my cabinets black. I'm too much of a scaredy cat. Counting down to the Lilly sale!

The 5 Bickies said...

What a project! I like how you took the tile to the end of the wall. I would have never thought of that.

Would love to know your secret on tile as we are about to embark on a renovation and will be using subway tile in some shape or form. Thanks!

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