Sunday, October 24, 2010

All In All, It's Just Another Brick In The Wall

Our back splash is done!
More importantly,
our kitchen is now done!
If you remember back this is where we started from:
Knowing that we were changing the counters
from laminate to granite,
we set to work lowering our counter
from bar height to counter height.
Wayne removed the counter and
the granite was installed!

After several nights hanging out in our
local home improvement stores
we chose a tumbled marble subway tile
Wayne went to work installing every piece!
Then we grouted and ...
wiped the tile clean!
Wayne finished up the project with matching caulk!
Ending up with our finished wall!
Can you find my painting project in this photo?
I decided to try and save us some $,
and painted each builder grade switch plate to match the tile!

We think it turned out great...
plus it saved us $!
I am link up to
at Between Naps On the Porch!
A big thank you to Susan our wonderful host!


Carol said...

Wow! It's gorgeous! I loved those hand painted covers, clever you!

Christine said...

Perfect, just perfect!
It's those little touches that add up to create the total effect (light switches).
The overall look of the kitchen is perfect.
You both added so much more to the warmth and investment to your home.

Wendy said...

Dee Dee,
It looks awesome. I love the softness in color of the tile. Your kitchen was beautiful when you started, but you just took it to the next level! Wow! Will have to share this post with Tony :)

Sue said...

It turned out beautifully! I really love the tile with the granite. We looked at appliances again today. I can't decide which to do first, the appliances or the countertop. I still think we will have to go with the 180fx instead of granite, but even that will be a huge change from the bland that was put in when the house was built.

I love the back must be so excited to be in the kitchen these days!

Sonny G said...

stunning~! it looks wonderful. said...

Wow, it looks beautiful. Great job!!! Love ya...

corners of my life said...

I am always in awe of do-it-yourself projects and this one is just plain amazing. Job well done!

Atticmag said...

Great backsplash and the whole kitchen has transformed beautifully. You might enjoy a peak at one of Martha's and a sampler than we have today. Jane F.

Inspired by you said...

I love it! That is exactly what I've been wanting to do!!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Oh Em Gee!!! This is GREAT!! Love the backsplash too!! It looks FAB!! And what a perfect job on the switchplate covers!! AWESOME!!

Lou Cinda :)

the cape on the corner said...

that looks great! i can't wait til we redo our kitchen. i really like the paint color and granite you you know what the names of them are? i'd love to know. so glad i stopped by from met monday!

podso said...

Great job on those switch plates. Almost looked like you used the old sponge technique on them.

Michelle said...

Dee Dee, it looks B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L !!! Nice job.

Peg said...

You and Wayne did a beautiful job. The lower countertop really opens up the room and the countertops and backsplash look great!