Got my backsplash tile yesterday, wanna see?
We broke ground a year ago tomorrow on our kitchen bumpout/renovation. Seems like forever ago! We've still got a punch list as long as my arm, but it doesn't bother me much since we've had a fully functional kitchen since the end of July. The biggest thing left to do is the backsplash.
Yes, the backsplash... I got lots of help on GW and decided to go with a vintage-inspired 12" grey subway splash with chocolate brown pencil liner (thread below).
So I ordered and received all the tile. It just left me cold. The color was just too bland in my kitchen. (Yes, I had previously bought lots of samples.) And, though DH was happy to have the splash decision made, he really wanted a more contemporary splash. So I returned all the tile and let DH be in charge of round 2. He chose a linear porcelain tile that EAM44 suggested in a much older backsplash thread. The color sample suggested in that thread made the cabs look anemic, so we got samples of a different color, which we both ended up loving. And, finally, here it is in the boxes:
And here it is next to cabs (color is most accurate in photo above):
No installation date yet, but it's in the not-too-distant future. Thanks, GWers for all the help getting to this point!
Here is a link that might be useful: vintage-inspired splash thread