The Kitchen Backsplash Reveal...

Have you ever done a project and wondered 'why didn't I do this sooner?' That's me with this back splash. We have been casually talking about it for a couple of years and seriously since October. We bought 2 samples of what we wanted back then. But I wasn't quite ready to commit. Why didn't I want to commit? Well, we have very little wall space in our kitchen and I was worried about having even less room to hang things. And the tile is going to be there for a long, long time! What if I don't like it?? But I shouldn't have worried too much since the back splash makes the room look so much brighter and bigger. Frankly, I don't care about hanging things when something looks this good! I can't believe how much that brown paint sucked the light out of the room. Even when we had the lights on.

I think it makes the cabinets looker brighter and better. It really sets off the counter tops.




I want to keep the counters clutter free now. Ah, the things that motivate us!




I put the Cuisinart in a cabinet and my husband wanted me to put the Kitchen Aid mixer in there too. I decided against that since it's a high cabinet and they weigh alot. I can just see him coming home and finding me on the floor with a mixer on my head! So the mixer stays out.





We are super happy with the way this turned out. So I guess I would say that if you want a new look don't be afraid. Go with your instincts. If it feels right, go for it. If not, keep looking until it does feel right. Don't be afraid to commit. Chances are it's going to look great!




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Comments

Laurie Anne said…
Looks amazing!! You are right, little things can make such a HUGE difference. The hubs did a great job.
:0)
Deborah said…
That backsplash looks amazing and what a huge difference it makes!!!
Great job!

Deborah xo
malia said…
wow that's gorgeous!
Looks pretty good, it's amazing how the small things make a difference
Cathy said…
That's beautiful! Did you do it? Tell me you did, and that it was very easy!! I agree - keep everything hidden - except the mixer. Mine is on top of the refrigerator and I'm so scared that making a cake is going to send me to the hospital!
Looks beautiful and really adds a nice finishing touch to the space. Great choice! Visiting from BNOTP. Hope you'll stop by and visit when you get a chance :)
Vicky said…
love it! We just did a total over haul of the walls of our kitchen, which of course included the backsplash area. We had so many layers of wallpaper, our contractor said it would be cheaper to take it down to the studs and hang new drywall!! I couln't believe it when he said it!

Anyway, we found some tile at a local builder's overstock place that is beautiful, and it was a fraction of the cost. Like you, I could not believe how much LIGHTER our kitchen looks now.

Followed over from Meta Monday at BNOTP. Come by and see me anytime! (My lanterns are the ones right before yours!)

Take care!
Vicky
Oil In My Lamp
Wow! What a difference the tile made! I wouldn't hide the mixer either. I absolutely love mine and use it all the time. Don't you just love to work in your "new" space?
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Audrey said…
Hi Debra!

Wow! This looks great!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting!! I thought the price was pretty excessive when I could copy it for $6 bucks too!! Having Lowe's so close is a blessing and a curse!! I visit more, which means I spend more!! :o)

Audrey
@adaywithadomesticengineer.blogspot.com
That is so pretty! I love what you picked...you can't go wrong with neutrals and I really like the look and "texture" it brings to your kitchen.
Kim said…
Fabulicious!! Love your blog. I'm here from Kim's party and I'm your newest follower.
xoxo,
Kim
Hi Debra! The backsplash is wonderful and I love the tile you chose. I have the same mixer and I had to laugh because I did put it in a upper cabinet. It weighs so much I had to wait until hubby got home to get it out. It now sits on my countertop. Thanks for linking to my party.
xo,
Sherry
Hi there- your backsplash looks wonderful~ I love how it turned out- The tile choice is perfect! Thanks for sharing at FNF!
that looks fantastic! what a great makeover. I'm glad you went ahead with it and are happy with it. Thanks so much for sharing this at Transformations and Treasures!
Comeca Jones said…
If I had a kicthen aid trust me I would so leave it out Lol! I love how things are lookin in your kitchen. Im a follower now. Id love it if you would stop and visit me and follow if you so desire.
Brooke said…
It looks beautiful! Crazy how much a backsplash can completely transform a kitchen. I love the tile you chose!
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Val said…
Looks really beautiful!
What a difference a backsplash makes! wow. We've been working on ours in the kitchen as well and I think it makes such a difference!

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