Backsplash Beginning

emtnestFebruary 23, 2009

Here is my beginning of the backsplash. Nothing is adhered yet. I'm open for suggestions. I was thinking of cutting some cobalt blue triangles for the top and bottom of the same that is on the ends. Dang, can't run the tile saw at 1am!!! That's when I work best too...will try to post pic.

http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s242/emtnest/Backsplash/section1.jpg

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katishooked

Wow this is going to be gorgeous. Love the colors you chose.

    Bookmark   February 23, 2009 at 6:56AM
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texaswild

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT. How very beautiful. You are G.O.O.D. at tiling, girlie. Love the combination of colors.

    Bookmark   February 23, 2009 at 8:42AM
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Calamity_J

Lookin' Good! You'll have it done in no time at the rate you are going!!!

    Bookmark   February 23, 2009 at 9:38AM
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klinger

OOOOH, AHHHHHH, looks great, I love those colors and tiles.You will be so glad you did this , cause it is going to be a knock out.
Cindy

    Bookmark   February 23, 2009 at 11:10AM
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squirrellycanadian

Oh Yummy!!I LOVE those tiles!! This is going to be awesome!!

    Bookmark   February 23, 2009 at 8:00PM
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bearbubbacowboy

It's BEAUTIFUL!!! Can't wait to see it done! WOW! It's great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cathy

    Bookmark   February 23, 2009 at 11:19PM
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emtnest

Well here it is on the wall. First section ready for grout. I will wait to grout until everything is done. I really like it. Thanks for all of your encouragement and kind words...

http://s154.photobucket.com/albums/s242/emtnest/Backsplash/

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    Bookmark   February 24, 2009 at 12:15AM
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texaswild

GORGEOUS, and so professionally done. Girlie, you are G.O.O.D.!!!

    Bookmark   February 24, 2009 at 10:20AM
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bearbubbacowboy

OMG!!! It's beautimus!!!!!!!! Love the colors...go girl, Cathy

    Bookmark   February 24, 2009 at 11:51AM
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rchovey

WOW!! GREAT JOB! Very pretty.

    Bookmark   February 24, 2009 at 12:30PM
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Calamity_J

So how was it doing around the outlets? Looks great already and the grout sure will be the finishing touch!

    Bookmark   February 25, 2009 at 12:28AM
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emtnest

Well, the first one was easy, but today's was a bear. It just didn't want to cooperate. I had the glue on back and while hubby and I held it up to the wall sil was to pull the stuff through the hole... of course we didn't turn off electricity...(after all ya just pull it through and out a little bit) he got a couple of shocks, cuz there are two on that one..he didn't see the humour in my asking him to do that part. Took awhile for me to get it right, but it finally came... Here is a pic of today's work. I will fill in the little area on lower left.

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    Bookmark   February 25, 2009 at 2:26AM
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gibsona

OMG! That's gorgeous!

    Bookmark   February 25, 2009 at 5:31AM
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texaswild

Professional job, to be sure, and so beautiful.

    Bookmark   February 25, 2009 at 9:49AM
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klinger

It's looking great, you've done a wonderful job, so glad you took the plunge,
Cindy

    Bookmark   February 25, 2009 at 10:08AM
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Calamity_J

You and Klinger make it look so easy!!! I already have tile up there...I wonder if I could just tile right over it?!

    Bookmark   February 25, 2009 at 10:53AM
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dulcimerduo

That is absolutely beautiful. I can't imagine what that would cost to hire some one to do that. WTG!!!
Makes me wish I had a backsplash... hmmmm

    Bookmark   February 25, 2009 at 12:55PM
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emtnest

Thanks everyone... I'm liking it very much. Calamity I'm not too sure about tiling over tile... but was told should not tile over formica. Need the backerboard for it to grab onto..pry bar might be fun..lol

    Bookmark   February 25, 2009 at 7:10PM
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laurastheme

This is SO beautiful!! Very professional. Love the colors.

    Bookmark   February 25, 2009 at 10:49PM
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emtnest

OK, here are two more sections of the tile backsplash, hope I'm not boring anyone... as they are all pretty much alike...Thank you Klinger for encouraging me to go for it...I'm really loving it.. one more section and behind the oven and ready for grout!! Maybe next week for grout.. I'm really pooped out!

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    Bookmark   February 27, 2009 at 4:18AM
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suziqhew

Great job. I didn't see the "before", but the "after" is stunning.

    Bookmark   February 27, 2009 at 4:45AM
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concretenprimroses

Beautiful! Its fun to see your progress around the kitchen.
kathy

By the way I just paid to have some tile (marble) work done in the lobby of the building I manage. Thousands of dollars in labor cost. Today they start the floor. There is no doubt that you have saved a ton of money, plus you have had the opportunity to anticipate and make every design decision as they come up.

    Bookmark   February 27, 2009 at 7:53AM
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texasfern

Absolutely stunning.
I can see why you are pooped!
The colors, patterns, all of it are just wonderful.

    Bookmark   February 27, 2009 at 9:21AM
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texaswild

Outstanding job. Like CONCRETE says - people get paid handsome sums for that kind of work.

    Bookmark   February 27, 2009 at 9:21AM
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klinger

Wow, it's gorgeous, so glad you tackled this. It really adds a lot to the kitchen,
Cindy

    Bookmark   February 27, 2009 at 10:16AM
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emtnest

Finally, the home stretch! Took 6 days! Gonna take off a week or two before tackling the grout.
I'm so tired, but I love how it is coming. Thank you for all of your kind comments..Dottie

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    Bookmark   March 1, 2009 at 12:17AM
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texaswild

That's so beautifully done, it looks grouted already. What a wonderful job you did. Betcha you're so proud of that, as well you should be. Professional job.

    Bookmark   March 1, 2009 at 7:56AM
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katishooked

This is so well done. You should be very proud of what you have accomplished. This will be a reward you will enjoy for many years.

    Bookmark   March 1, 2009 at 9:29AM
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daisyme

Wow. Isn't that the most stunning piece? I love the colors and how you've pieced it. GREAT! Can hardly wait to see more!

    Bookmark   March 1, 2009 at 6:41PM
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Calamity_J

Beautiful job!!! Sheesh, I'm a S.L.U.G.!!!ha! But I would come help grout!!! I Luv Luv Luv to grout!

    Bookmark   March 1, 2009 at 10:01PM
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klinger

Wow, it's turned out so great, aren't you glad you did it? I am just loving the colors and design you did,
Cindy

    Bookmark   March 1, 2009 at 10:25PM
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emtnest

Thank you all for such kinds words...YES Cindy I am so happy with it, thanks to you... had I not seen yours I really don't think I would have attempted it. And, Calamity... I think you need to make a trip to California...and come help grout!!!! :)and... I will probably be in Canada but on the east side next fall... son and ddil are having a baby girl that I must go see.

    Bookmark   March 1, 2009 at 10:43PM
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emtnest

Here is a link to full on views of my kitchen from photobucket. This is after all the stuff is put back, but still before grout...

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    Bookmark   March 2, 2009 at 4:49AM
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texaswild

OHMGOODNESS - you have to take it all down to GROUT??? Dream kitchen - blue is my color.

    Bookmark   March 2, 2009 at 8:21AM
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emtnest

Thanks Slow, I do it one section at a time so it's not that big of a deal... I know it will be backbreaking though to get up under those cabinets..

    Bookmark   March 3, 2009 at 4:11PM
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bearbubbacowboy

Very gorgeous! The colors are great!!!
Just a wonderful job!!! Cathy

    Bookmark   March 5, 2009 at 1:46AM
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foxrosefl

Hi, emtnest -- You DESERVE a break. What a job! My back hurts just from thinking about bending under the cabs for the installation. Love that cobalt blue, excellent combo of other colors. Looks like SMALL FORTUNE in fancy tile, but it sure came out wonderful!!

    Bookmark   March 7, 2009 at 12:40AM
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klinger

Gorgeous, I love all the colors you ended up with and those tiles are a knock out.
cindy

    Bookmark   March 7, 2009 at 12:45AM
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squirrellycanadian

It turned out fantastic!! Love those tiles that look like copper! You must be sooooo happy!

    Bookmark   March 7, 2009 at 9:38AM
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