Backsplash has started!

OOTM_MomApril 7, 2014

BS started today, and range delivery scheduled for later this week! The end is in sight!

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Kitch4me

How exciting! The herringbone looks great!
Mine should start tomorrow.
Hoping to be finished the end of this week, then on to the next room...lol!

    Bookmark   April 7, 2014 at 7:00PM
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mgmum

Looks awesome!

    Bookmark   April 7, 2014 at 8:43PM
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breezygirl

Beautiful! Your counters are lovely also.

    Bookmark   April 7, 2014 at 8:45PM
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OOTM_Mom

I feel like the end is actually in sight. Debating between bright white and saunteen (sp?) for grout. The cooler bright white would hit the counter colors a little better, the other is a little closer to matching the tile, and my sink. My under cabinet lighting looks a bit yellower at the top now, whereas before it read straight cool with the paint color (was a light blue). I think it may be due to the maple color underside of the cabinets. I may try putting white vinyl under a section of cabinet to see if it takes down the yellow from the lights.

I do feel like the space seems bigger with the BS, ratherbthan the paint. I wasnt expecting that. Odd, but good.

    Bookmark   April 7, 2014 at 10:06PM
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firstmmo

Super good choice! Love the texture that the herringbone provides without competing with the gorgeous counter!

    Bookmark   April 7, 2014 at 10:54PM
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lydia1959

Beautiful! Looks really nice!

Can you tell me what your counters are? I am looking for a similar look with the same colors.

    Bookmark   April 7, 2014 at 11:06PM
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EAM44

Super Pretty. Nice installation. Glad it's working out for you.

    Bookmark   April 8, 2014 at 1:03AM
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cat_mom

Super must be the word of the day--I was thinking super nice! As I scrolled down, I saw super was on a lot of minds while they viewed your pic! :)

    Bookmark   April 8, 2014 at 2:17AM
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deedles

Love the herringbone pattern... looks really pretty!

    Bookmark   April 8, 2014 at 2:45AM
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aktillery9

It looks great! I would pick a grout color similar to what I am seeing now (the contrast in the photo without grout). If you choose the same color as the tile you might loose the pattern and the pop. Just my two cents.

    Bookmark   April 8, 2014 at 6:24AM
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fishymom

The herringbone looks fabulous!

    Bookmark   April 8, 2014 at 6:42AM
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OOTM_Mom

Lydia, counters are Fantasy Brown, leathered. Some places labeled them quartzite, but my fabricator said they are marble. I love them, but they will show wear and tear. Although the leathering and their coloring make it hard to see.

Aktillery, hmmmm, I was leaning towards as little contrast as possible with grout, to make sure it doesnt compete too much with counters. Doing a sample board with grout colors today, maybe I'll try one section with a bit more contrast than I was planning judt to be sure.

Thanks all, I cant wait to do a final reveal...although I've posted so much along the way it wont be that much of a surprise. Well, thereis the range. II am so excited, like a kid the week before Christmas! Please letthe color work like I planned it to!

    Bookmark   April 8, 2014 at 6:45AM
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beautybutdebtfree

Wow, give your tiler a pizza; they are doing very nice work! I disagree about a darker grout. You WILL see the pattern even with perfectly matched grout, because it's 3-dimensional. For this reason, I'd match grout to the tiles so the pattern is seen dimensionally but not in color contrast which I think would be too loud. You want to see it but not have it scream for attention and compete with the movement in your pretty stone.

    Bookmark   April 8, 2014 at 7:58AM
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may_flowers

I agree to match grout to tile. Right now the BS and counter have equal patterning, maybe with the BS having the edge, and you want your counters to be the star.

    Bookmark   April 8, 2014 at 12:20PM
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teachertile

Looks great!! What color grout did you pick out?

    Bookmark   April 8, 2014 at 12:54PM
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romy718

The tile color & herringbone pattern look perfect with those beautiful countertops & cabinets! Looking forward to more pics.

    Bookmark   April 8, 2014 at 1:11PM
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chiefy

Gorgeous. I love herringbone patterns. Such a simple twist on the classic subway that adds so much to a room.

    Bookmark   April 8, 2014 at 1:53PM
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a2gemini

Beautiful! My word of the day - awesome!
The end is in sight!
My DH wanted grout darker than the tile - the tile guy wasn't convinced and put some grout powder into the samples - he was right - go lighter - your tiles will still show.

    Bookmark   April 8, 2014 at 2:19PM
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OOTM_Mom

Focal area going up. I liked the herringbone so much I almost nixed this. Still no decision on grout. Waiting to see samples.

    Bookmark   April 8, 2014 at 2:44PM
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OOTM_Mom

Oh yes!

    Bookmark   April 8, 2014 at 3:34PM
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OOTM_Mom

It's gonna be sautern. Sautern is on the left, light pewter in the middle, and bright white on the right.

    Bookmark   April 8, 2014 at 5:42PM
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Sarina

Oh my I love those counters and love the splash you did with it good job!

    Bookmark   April 8, 2014 at 7:42PM
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dgormish

Looks fantastic! A beautiful kitchen!

    Bookmark   April 8, 2014 at 9:16PM
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tmy_jax

Looks great! Keep the eye candy coming!

    Bookmark   April 8, 2014 at 9:25PM
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