Monday, May 23, 2011

The Kitchen Backsplash

     Once again as I put this post together, there is devastation from deadly tornadoes. I watched on Facebook last night as a friend who has a mother and other family members in Joplin, MO was posting as she waited for news. Her mother is fine, her house isn't. Most of her other family members have been found, they are still waiting on news of a few others. I saw another friend offer to drive the 2 hour trip to help our friend's family, take supplies, take in pets or offer housing. Tragedy may be the worst, but it brings out the best in people. I pray that all of our blog friends who live in that area have survived and that we have seen the last of these "power storms" that have been hitting this spring.

     My post today is the last part of our kitchen redo. My dad is here visiting and he spent several days last week putting in our tile backsplash. We opted to keep the colors neutral because we know we will sell this house in a few years. We did want to add a little touch of something special, so we added a tumbled stone mosaic which is extra work but I really am happy with the look.

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You may remember the beginning of our project...


This is how it looks now!


Click on pictures to enlarge.




We will still need to seal the grout in a few weeks.
We keep finding spots that still need a little "scrubbing".
We also have to get the baseboard on
the bar area and then we are done!

     I am joining Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday. Make sure you stop to see her and all of this week's projects.

24 comments:

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Your kitchen turned out so pretty - You all did a great job.
My heart goes out to all those that have lost so much. :(

Pondside said...

I love your backsplash - cool and elegant.
The news today is just terrible. We have fire and flood and you have tornado - unbelievable.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Praying for all in the terrible devastation. Such loss. Your kitchen is stunning, I love how it turned out. Hugs, Marty

Patrice said...

This weather is just nuts! Prayers go out to all the tornado victims...

Your dad did a beautiful job with the backsplash!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

The kitchen looks great Sue! Love your backslash and the detail work is very nice:@)

Barbara F. said...

I love your kitchen, Sue. The backsplash is beautiful. I also am praying for the victims of the latest tornado in Missouri. I hope Mother Nature settles down now. xo,

La said...

Hi Sue! Your kitchen looks fantastic!

The kitchen is on my list of projects this year. I need to do something with my backsplash, but am afraid I will get in over my head. Any tips you could extend would be greatly appreciated.

Have a great week! La

Designs By Pinky said...

It looks great! Your Dad did a wonderful job!!!! I posted my kitchen today too, and wished I could replace our COUNTERS!!!! LOL! XO, Pinky

dee dee said...

Sue,
Is your dad for hire?
Tell him wonderful job! I love how well your kitchen is coming together!
Dee Dee

Shellbelle said...

Oh Suz, your project turned out beautifully!

The latest tornado news is devastating. So many have suffered such great loss this year in weather-related events. Kudos to those who have stepped up to the plate with supplies, shelter and heart.

Linda said...

Your kitchen looks beautiful...what a blessing to have your Dad do that for you!

My prayers go out to all the victims of all these terrible events...such a tragedy...nature can be so harsh.

Sophie said...

I always thought the little strips of something added a lot to the look. We are doing the same thing right now, remodeling, but not wanting to put too much money into it since we know we will be moving out in a couple years.

If you have a chance, I would love to pick your brain about Disney. The girls and I are planning a road trip to Florida and I am hoping to throw in a day or two at WDW, but I have to figure out finances first. We have to do it between my dad's surgeries because I don't want to be gone and honestly, all the time off work and unexpected expenses have obliterated my savings. Everything would have to be budget friendly, but I think I can do it.

Blondie's Journal said...

The back splash and all it's detailing is beautiful, Sue! Your kitchen is really something!

I feel so sad about the folks in Joplin. Will this crazy weather ever end?

XO,
Jane

Sherry said...

Sue,
Your kitchen is gorgeous! I love the tile. You have done a very nice job with this. Your new header is awesome too!
Sherry

Kathleen said...

For some reason I can't see any words in your post? The kitchen looks great! Enjoy it!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Your backsplash is so pretty!!! I know you are going to enjoy this kitchen. It makes cooking more fun in a pretty kitchen, doesn't it!?!?!?

jules said...

That's exactly what I want to put in my kitchen. Was it hard to do? I don't know if we should try it or just hire someone to do it...

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Sue, YOur kitchen backsplash is beautiul! I too, chose a subdued color. I love the detail. Really different and so eye catching! And your black countertop... WOW! What a great job. I know you must be thrilled.
I'll reveal my kitchen next week... hopefully!
A few last details need to be finished.
xo Yvonne

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

Your kitchen is looking great! That backsplash is gorgeous. We do love to tweak on our kitchens, don't we. I'm so glad we are almost finished and I'm already enjoying the new look and working on getting everything organized.

Duta said...

Why would you want to sell "in a few years" such a lovely house with this great kitchen?
Anyway, until then, enjoy it!

bj said...

Yes, I am so saddened by all the lives this terrible weather has claimed..and changed the others. My prayers to all of them.

Your backsplash is just beautiful...your entire kitchen is magazine worthy. Enjoy.
xo bj

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Sue,
wow, your kitchen looks beautiful! Amazing isn't it how changing the countertops can make such a difference, and you have it all accessorized so nicely. Like how you did the backsplash area,
very nice! Seems like these projects take forever to finish!! lol
Blessings, Nellie

Traci said...

It turned out great!! I want to redo my kitchen sooo bad.

Angie said...

How lovely! The mosaic is a nice touch.