Sneak Peek of Sexy Mexy Kitchen

mamashesheOctober 4, 2012

Still missing toe kicks and have lots of cleaning to do, but the backsplash is finished and I couldn't resist posting a sneak peek. I'm delighted!

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angel411

Whoa, Senorita!! Muy likey!

    Bookmark   October 4, 2012 at 2:49PM
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badgergal

Everything is lovely but your tile steals the show. It is the icing on the cake, the creme dela creme, the piece de resistance, la estrella brillante etc., etc.

Have fun showing it off and wishing you years of enjoyment in your new kitchen

    Bookmark   October 4, 2012 at 2:53PM
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rhome410

Wowowow! Can we see that breathtaking tile straight-on and maybe a close-up?

    Bookmark   October 4, 2012 at 2:55PM
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cawaps

Gorgeous!

    Bookmark   October 4, 2012 at 3:23PM
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sixtyohno

Wow! This is brilliant.Can't wait to see the whole kitchen. thanks for the preview.

    Bookmark   October 4, 2012 at 3:28PM
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kmmh

It's so pretty!

    Bookmark   October 4, 2012 at 3:29PM
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pharaoh

Muy caliente! Que rico...

    Bookmark   October 4, 2012 at 3:31PM
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SE_ME

Looks gorgeous, I especially love that tile! To echo rhome410, can you please post a direct shot of the tile?

    Bookmark   October 4, 2012 at 3:40PM
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eleena

Stunning!!!!

More pix, please!

    Bookmark   October 4, 2012 at 4:24PM
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Bellsmom

One of the things I love best about GW is seeing the new kitchens. I especially love a kitchen that ''speaks its owner's name'', my phrase for those unique and lovely kitchens that, heck, speak their owner's name. No one else will EVER build one exactly like it. PERFECT.

Yours does exactly that.

Thank you for sharing. It makes me smile.

I would like to come by and play Sherlock with a magnifier, inspecting tile fragment by tile fragment, wondering what the originals were and marveling at the uniformity of the combined display
Sandra

    Bookmark   October 4, 2012 at 5:20PM
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2LittleFishies

Ooooh- Looks beautiful! I love to see something different : )

    Bookmark   October 4, 2012 at 5:28PM
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go_figure01

If GW had a sound feature, you would hear a long whistle from me. Not the train kind of whistle mind you, but the one that comes from maybe a contractor when something is seen that is really admired.

GREAT JOB. I love that you didnt do the "normal" thing but instead did exactly what you wanted and that made you feel good! �

    Bookmark   October 4, 2012 at 6:37PM
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mabeldingeldine_gw

Fabulous. It looks really terrific, and I love the phrase Bellsmom used, "speaks its owner's name." A great way of describing it. Enjoy!

    Bookmark   October 4, 2012 at 6:40PM
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annsch

So so soOOO pretty, lively, unique even SPELLBINDING!!!:)

    Bookmark   October 4, 2012 at 7:05PM
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secondhalf

Love the way the backsplash behind the hood pours into e counter backsplash. Wonderful job.

    Bookmark   October 4, 2012 at 8:39PM
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debrak_2008

Your backsplash is really cool but I love your whole kitchen. Can't wait to see more.

    Bookmark   October 4, 2012 at 8:45PM
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oldbat2be

More pictures please! Looks terrific:)

    Bookmark   October 4, 2012 at 9:06PM
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a2gemini

Wow! So bold and beautiful! Welcome to the ABB alumni club!

    Bookmark   October 4, 2012 at 9:16PM
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gsciencechick

Really cool! Can't wait to see more.

    Bookmark   October 4, 2012 at 9:28PM
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mamasheshe

Head-on closeup of backsplash, as requested. Still have lots of work to do to put everything together. I'll post more comments and pics tomorrow, I promise!!

    Bookmark   October 4, 2012 at 9:31PM
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rhome410

Thank you... It's WONDERFUL.

    Bookmark   October 4, 2012 at 9:47PM
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april_love

Wow! Your kitchen in fabulous!

    Bookmark   October 4, 2012 at 10:42PM
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justmakeit

Stunning -- my jaw's agape! The strips of tile in the backsplash look like little snippets of Matisse cutouts, cut up and reassembled. Love this. And I agree about the kitchen that speaks its owners name!

    Bookmark   October 4, 2012 at 10:53PM
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CEFreeman

Wow!
When you were posting your options I thought it was nice. For me, too busy.
It's perfect on this wall! It makes a united finish and the eye doesn't choose one place to land.

I don't know how to explain it, but it really appeals to me.
You did a fantastic job!

    Bookmark   October 4, 2012 at 11:05PM
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oldbat2be

The grin on my face is stretching from ear to ear! I am going back to look at it again now:)

    Bookmark   October 5, 2012 at 5:56AM
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enduring

That is beautiful tile and looks great on your backsplash. Thanks for posting!

    Bookmark   October 5, 2012 at 8:13AM
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autumn.4

Very nice! It's just the right amount of WOW-the tiles by themselves are busy but the kitchen really is soothing to look at; perfect balance. Very cool pendant light too!

What a nice space to work in! Enjoy!

    Bookmark   October 5, 2012 at 9:01AM
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chicagoans

I heart sexy mexy!

    Bookmark   October 5, 2012 at 10:32AM
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claybabe

Fantastic! I love the white field tile with it, love the colors, love everything about it. Spectacular! Spectacular!

    Bookmark   October 5, 2012 at 11:09AM
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marti8a

Yes, that tile certainly steals the show. So much that I didn't even see what kind of granite you had on my first look. Your cabinets are gorgeous too. Great vision with that tile though.

    Bookmark   October 5, 2012 at 11:39AM
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susanlynn2012

Love the cabinets and that tile is so unique and is sexy!

    Bookmark   October 5, 2012 at 12:25PM
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berardmr

Wow, when you posted the photos I also thought it was a tad busy. But BOY did you pull it off! It makes me want to do a little dance in your kitchen. It's so happy and festive!! Great job!

    Bookmark   October 5, 2012 at 1:18PM
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lazy_gardens

Oh wow! I'm not usually a fan of "diva" backsplashes, but the sleek cabinets and dark counters work really well with the tile.

Makes me want to buy a tile saw :)

    Bookmark   October 5, 2012 at 2:15PM
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taggie

Ooooh that is sexy indeed. Cool backsplash, and loving the cabs & pendant.

    Bookmark   October 5, 2012 at 5:24PM
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oldbat2be

Hi... back again, looking, enjoying and smiling at the full-on picture. It's heartwarming!

    Bookmark   October 6, 2012 at 9:22AM
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caseyrose

I love it--can't wait to see and hear more.

    Bookmark   October 6, 2012 at 1:35PM
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gsciencechick

Wow, the close up is incredible!! Thanks for posting.

    Bookmark   October 6, 2012 at 2:16PM
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badgergal

I already responded to tell you how great your backsplash is but I have to post again because I just showed it to my DH. He responded, "oh wow, that is awesome. I think I might like that even more than ours!" Just so you know what he's comparing it to here's a shot of ours.

    Bookmark   October 6, 2012 at 9:19PM
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abqdeb

Wow! Love the kitchen Sexy Mex. It's beautiful. I'm getting ready to do my reno with cabinets very similar to yours.

Badgergal--- love love love your hardware. Can you tell me about it?

    Bookmark   October 6, 2012 at 10:18PM
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deedles

Very dramatic! It looks great. I like your tile but my eye was first drawn to the curved valance over the window. Nice touch! How tall are your ceilings in the kitchen?

    Bookmark   October 6, 2012 at 10:25PM
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ae2ga

Holy cow - that backsplash is FANTASTIC!!!

    Bookmark   October 7, 2012 at 11:30PM
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mamasheshe

Okay, so I'm still missing the toe kicks and a few finishing touches, but here are more pics as promised. Sorry I've been MIA. Oldest DD had a big court date, second DD has kept me running with volleyball and soccer, and the triplet DS's turned 12 on Saturday. So I've been very, very busy, but loving the new kitchen!!

Here is a link that might be useful: Sexy Mexy Before & (almost) After

    Bookmark   October 8, 2012 at 9:03AM
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mamasheshe

To all who complimented me on a good job, I have to thank this board, and especially hollysprings, EAM, annsch, and may-flowers, because I came very close to making some fatally bad choices. I can't believe we pulled this off and I have no regrets about any decision we wound up with. All the kind remarks make me really happy. I went into this process with no design confidence, made some bad choices on trying to mix too many "wow" elements or trying too hard to "match" but with competing elements, got knocked down a few pegs, but somewhere along the way starting finding my voice and style and learned to embrace it and actually have fun!!

    Bookmark   October 8, 2012 at 9:11AM
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mamasheshe

To all who complimented me on a good job, I have to thank this board, and especially hollysprings, EAM, annsch, and may-flowers, because I came very close to making some fatally bad choices. I can't believe we pulled this off and I have no regrets about any decision we wound up with. All the kind remarks make me really happy. I went into this process with no design confidence, made some bad choices on trying to mix too many "wow" elements or trying too hard to "match" but with competing elements, got knocked down a few pegs, but somewhere along the way starting finding my voice and style and learned to embrace it and actually have fun!!

    Bookmark   October 8, 2012 at 9:13AM
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kaysd

It turned out great. I love the modern spin on Mexican tiles.

    Bookmark   October 8, 2012 at 5:32PM
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ae2ga

That is such stunning tile. I saw the link for the vendor in a different thread but now can't find it. Would you mind posting again please?

    Bookmark   January 8, 2013 at 8:45PM
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