Slonewby backsplash update...IT'S HAPPENING!!

slonewbyJuly 25, 2012

Electrical isn't done yet but I couldn't wait......my backsplash is going in as I type! He just finished grouting...waiting to seal....IT'S SO PRETTY ! Thank you to everyone who suggested staying lighter! I'll post some completely finished pics but here is the progress.....

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beekeeperswife

FAHHHH-BU-LOUSSSSS

    Bookmark   July 25, 2012 at 7:13PM
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bahacca

PUR-DY!

    Bookmark   July 25, 2012 at 7:17PM
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MIssyV

yes yes yes!!!!! i have been WAITING to see what you put in girl! thanks for sharing :) but if you are gonna post pics, you gotta post what the back splash is :-)

    Bookmark   July 25, 2012 at 7:35PM
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slonewby

Hey Missy! It's a super simple and super inexpensive beveled subway tile in cream from Bellavita Tile with alabaster sanded grout. Honestly, it is the PERFECT cream for Bianco Antico..warm/soft but not yellowy. I couldn't be happier (and hubby is still saying...needs color...haha....I can accessorize!)

Couldn't find an accent that I liked but when the switchplates go in, it will change the look too~

    Bookmark   July 25, 2012 at 7:46PM
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francoise47

Very pretty!

    Bookmark   July 25, 2012 at 8:03PM
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oldbat2be

Of course we all knew it would end up beautiful, just like the rest of your kitchen! You so make all the right decisions :)

    Bookmark   July 25, 2012 at 8:20PM
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glo1751

It looks very, very pretty Slonewby. I was waiting to see how it looked and thought maybe you weren't going to post. So glad you did!

    Bookmark   July 25, 2012 at 9:16PM
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blackchamois

Stunning! And I love all your teapots displayed in the uppers!

    Bookmark   July 25, 2012 at 9:39PM
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annsch

Love the lit glass cabs and gorgeous warm granite! CONGRATULATIONS!

    Bookmark   July 25, 2012 at 10:40PM
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beeps

That's lovely. You made a fantastic choice. Beautiful kitchen.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2012 at 10:59PM
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biochem101

SO......where are those finished pics???

Don't tell me you tore it all out. ;)

    Bookmark   August 10, 2012 at 6:30AM
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a2gemini

How do you say Gorgeous!!!! So happy you are out of the ABB cub. Soon for me!
Love those pendants in your kitchen - well love it all!
Can't wait to see the final picture show!

    Bookmark   August 10, 2012 at 7:44AM
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slonewby

Thank you, everyone! It's been a fun project...albeit, very confusing at times!

haha....biochem...I'm waiting for the finished pics too! >:-/ Interestiingly enough, my contractor...who has been a high end contractor for the past 17 years, finally bit the bullet called bad economy and went to work managing a huge appliance company. He's working like crazy and we get what's left of him. Luckily (for him) ...he's family, so I'm not inclined to bite his head off...(too much)...but, it means I have to be patient. Last time we had him, he did some of the electrical and we spent the rest of the day working on an unrelated project.

I only have a bit of electrical to finish the job but it might still take awhile. Rest assured, I'll have the complete pics up when I have a complet kitchen!!!!!

PS...I love the switchplate covers I picked. I had to paint them but the look just perfect!

    Bookmark   August 10, 2012 at 10:32AM
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marti8a

Oh my! It's gorgeous!

    Bookmark   August 10, 2012 at 10:49AM
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hags00

I like how you took a crown over the windows and it can act as a small shelf.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2012 at 11:56AM
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marcolo

Looks great. Just wish I hadn't re-watched "Bridesmaids" right before reading your subject line.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2012 at 12:41PM
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slonewby

Thank you, hags~ you wouldn't believe the fiasco it was trying to get our cabinet people to do the window casing and shelf! We finally just did it ourselves. They wanted to charge something crazy like $800 to do what we did for about $80. It made a big difference for me though to have trim around the windows. I'll post some better photos when we're all done!

    Bookmark   August 10, 2012 at 12:41PM
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csmerk

Simply gorgeous! I have to go with a less expensive granite than BA but it will have the same color scheme. I so badly need to know the brand and color of your floor slate/tile. It is exactly what I am looking for. Would you mind sharing that info?
Hope you are enjoying your beautiful kitchen.

    Bookmark   June 5, 2013 at 11:28PM
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lazy_gardens

Very airy and light.

IfDH wants color, do the staging thing and put a bright red bowl with lemons in it on the counter.

A few bright things in the glass front cabinets, and a cookie jar might be enough. And hand towels ... you can do a lot by tossing them artfully around the space.

    Bookmark   June 6, 2013 at 6:24AM
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slonewby

Hi Everyone~ csmerk...the floor is a porcelain. I LOVE this floor. My kitchen has been in for a year and I'm almost embarassed to say that I actually have never mopped it once! I sweep and sponge up the occasional spill but it just doesn't get dirty! Even when I think I should mop, I run a sponge over an area and there is just nothing there! I also love that it is not at ALL slippery when it does get wet..unlike so many porcelains. It has great texture to it.

This is the info I have on it from the sample tile: Himalaya Porcelain, Makalu (Past HiMa). I don't know what all of that means but if you need more info, I can ask our supplier.

I do have to warn you though...several pieces in the box of tile had quite a bit of "rust" color to it ...I didn't like the rust at all so we ordered a bit extra and we pulled the rusty looking tiles out. I wanted the "chocolate velvet" look. We grouted tightly with a charcoal grout and I absolutely love it. I think I have a recent pic but I can't seem to figure out how to use photobucket..they've changed everything! I'll try again later~

    Bookmark   June 6, 2013 at 1:17PM
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slonewby

sorry...double post now deleted

This post was edited by slonewby on Thu, Jun 6, 13 at 21:57

    Bookmark   June 6, 2013 at 1:18PM
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lmsscs

Very nice. I like how simple it is. The countertops are the stand out for sure, but I do really like the look of the tile. I can't wait to see the whole reveal.

    Bookmark   June 6, 2013 at 4:37PM
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homebuyer23

Everything's Gorgeous!

    Bookmark   June 6, 2013 at 5:13PM
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Holly- Kay

I think we have the same pendants. Mine are not installed yet but I can't wait to see the pretty reflections from the crystal! Just lovely.

I have a serious case of white kitchen envy. Oh how I wish I had followed my love for white cabinets. It is my favorite all time look but my house that is surrounded by trees on all sides just called out for wood stained cabs.

    Bookmark   June 6, 2013 at 5:30PM
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springroz

Are you SURE you have enough clearance between your sink and range? It looks tight.

Very pretty!!

Nancy

    Bookmark   June 6, 2013 at 7:53PM
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renovationronnie

Beautiful, yes another white kitchen.

    Bookmark   June 6, 2013 at 7:58PM
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csmerk

Thank you so much for your quick response about the tile...I loved it from the picture but now love it even more based on your description. A floor that shows no dirt is exactly what I am looking for with two kids and two messy dogs. I'm in New Jersey and would love to know who your supplier is b/c internet searching for this tile is limited. I've come up with one website only. I would much appreciate any more info you can provide. Thank you again

    Bookmark   June 6, 2013 at 8:27PM
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kaysd

It looks lovely.

    Bookmark   June 6, 2013 at 8:38PM
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lynn_r_ct

How do you spell E~N~V~I~O~U~S~

Crazy great. More than just "another" white kitchen. Enjoy.

    Bookmark   June 6, 2013 at 8:45PM
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csmerk

yes, this ranks on the top of "great white kitchens" ...perfection

    Bookmark   June 6, 2013 at 8:55PM
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slonewby

Thank you so much everyone!
Springroz...not sure what you mean by range/sink clearance...the original photo has the range pulled out. ,

Holly-kay...I was going to go dark cherry wood and I probably would have loved it just as much..your kitchen will be beautiful! The pendants caste a gorgeous sparkly glow on the kitchen! you will love them!

csmerk: My supplier was Cal Coast Carpet and Tile Warehouse in Oceano, California. They were wonderful to work with. Here is their phone number: (805) 481-5559 We purchased so much from them...travertine, porcelain, carpet...pretty much all of our flooring.

Here is an updated photo from a year later~

    Bookmark   June 6, 2013 at 9:41PM
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slonewby

One more picture...it's an older one from during construction but it shows the lovely, sparkly light that the pendants can throw: I don't usually have just these accent lights on but it is pretty fun!

    Bookmark   June 6, 2013 at 9:48PM
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slonewby

okay..this is too fun. Easy to share photos now! Here's one more...this is the most recent photo. I found that antique sewing machine at a thrift store and added it as an island. Also...the backsplash behind the sink is a piece of pressed tin that doesn't belong there...I'm paranoid about splashing anything icky on my new tile so I put it there when I'm cleaning messy dishes...lol

    Bookmark   June 6, 2013 at 9:53PM
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deedles

Very pretty kitchen! I especially like your cabinet configuration around the window with the glass and open areas. How do you like the vertical plate storage now that you've had it for awhile?

    Bookmark   June 6, 2013 at 9:58PM
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Holly- Kay

Your kitchen is absolutely stunning! I just love it. Oh how your pendants sparkle. I am so looking forward to that!

    Bookmark   June 6, 2013 at 10:24PM
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slonewby

deedles, I really like the plate rack...those are our everyday dishes and the salad plates and bowls stack above. It's right over the dishwasher so it's an easy put away. I've never had a plate rack and it was a fairly expensive option but I'm glad I did it....I think it gives a nice feel to the kitchen.

    Bookmark   June 6, 2013 at 10:25PM
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nanedjorhan

Slonewby, your kitchen is absolutely stunning!!

I know I am a little late to the conversation here, but I am hoping someone will stumble across it and help me out.

We also have white cabinetry (Ikea Lidingo for those who know it), Bianco Antico granite countertops, and wide plank cherry wood floors. We are also going with a creamy white bevelled subway tile from Lowes. (Not a lot of choices here in Canada, but this tile actually looks like a good tone.)

I'm wondering if anyone knows what trim color/brand and wall color/brand Slonewby used?

While I'm thrilled I am actually getting a new kitchen, I am overwhelmed with all the choices!

    Bookmark   October 25, 2013 at 1:51PM
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sjhockeyfan325

I don't, but if you click "My Page" in the post above yours, you can send him/her an email.

    Bookmark   October 25, 2013 at 1:56PM
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slonewby

nanedjorhan....I'm not certain what you mean by trim or wall color. We only have wall showing in a tiny space above the windows..the rest is all cabinet or tile backsplash. Our cabinets are painted in a creamy off white called "Acacia"...as is all of the moulding and trim. I matched the wall as best I could (brought in a swatch of the cabinet and had them custom mix to match)

I hope that helps and please ask any other questions you have! I love my kitchen!!

    Bookmark   October 25, 2013 at 6:22PM
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bookworm4321

Just great. so many details, like the lights (whose are they?), the shelves above windows, the trim that makes it look like furniture, pretty chairs, etc.

    Bookmark   October 25, 2013 at 6:57PM
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slonewby

thank you, bookworm ! Lights came from Lowes...they are discontinued now. :-( I bought an extra one on clearance just in case I broke something on one of them! lol. Our contractor and I made the window casings b/c our cabinet people wanted something ridiculous like $800 to make them (cost us about $50)...and, I actually replaced the stools with antique tractor seat stools...the teal ones were always temporary until I found the right ones.

    Bookmark   October 25, 2013 at 7:08PM
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nanedjorhan

Oh thank you for the response! I really thought this thread was buried...mind you I really don't know how Garden Web works.
Anyhow, I did notice the small space above the kitchen window that is wall space.....wondering what color it is?
And, you painted all your trim the same color as your cabinets?
I think that painting my trim the same color as my cabinets may be the way to go. We're doing crown and some trim to give the cabinets a built in look. (Got part of the idea here: http://involvingcolor.com/involvinghome/on-soffits-and-crown/ ) Now I just have to find a color that matches Lidingo white Ikea (some info here: http://involvingcolor.com/involvinghome/white-paints-to-match-ikea-cabinets/ ) , and decide if it will also work as the trim color for the rest of he house....once I decide those wall colors...LOL.

    Bookmark   October 26, 2013 at 7:05PM
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