Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Subway Tile Backsplash Reveal

Hello! I've wanted to re-do our kitchen backsplash for a long time and that day has finally come!

I'm so pleased with how it turned out! 


Edited to add: You can now click HERE to see our tutorial explaining exactly how we removed the old backsplash and installed the new one.

Here's a reminder of what our old backsplash looked like with the 4 inch almond and white ceramic tiles in a checkerboard pattern...



Those checkerboards were a little busy looking and distracting. :)

You can click HERE to see how we painted our cabinets white. 

And here are more pics of the new white subway tile...










We went with your standard 3" x 6" white subway tile.





I like how the subway tile adds a bit of farmhouse charm to the kitchen.












I'm so glad I decided to use this pretty wood trim instead of bullnose tiles. I thought it added a bit more character and interest to the space. 







I think the subway tile gives the whole kitchen a fresh, clean look.






I still can't believe how my hubby navigated around that bend in the corner below. I would have had it all messed up. :)


Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll have the full tutorial up this Friday, including how we went about removing the old backsplash, installing the new one, and lots of product pics so you can see exactly what we bought. I also updated my Home Tour button to include pics of the new subway tile. 

Enjoy your day!

~Lisa

33 comments:

  1. Lisa, your project came out beautiful! Wow!!! I love it, so clean and fresh. It has a very updated look and makes your kitchen so gorgeous! You must be so happy! Great post.

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    1. Thanks, J! We worked hard on it and I'm so pleased with the result! It was definitely time for an update in there. :)

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  2. Your backsplash looks fantastic. It's all so clean and bright. Your house is really pretty!

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  3. Lisa- That turned out GREAT!!!!! It looks wonderful. The best thing about subway tile is that it is timeless. That is what I am using next time around. You all did a great job. xo Diana

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  4. It looks great! Tiling is one thing I really haven't given a try - was it difficult to demo the old tile?

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  5. Wow, Lisa, it looks fabulous! You and hubby did a fantastic job.

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  6. Your husband did a terrific job with that tile! I love how clean it looks. We're planning on replacing our tile with the white subway tile but using a dark grout so you can see the individual tiles from a distance.

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  7. Amazing what a project does to a kitchen! Your white subway back splash makes everything brighter, for sure!! The decorative trim also gives it more detail and it looks really pretty! Great choice!

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  8. It looks so beautiful! It's amazing what a little change can make. I love the pot you have the boxwood ball in too!

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    1. Thank you, Jeanette! It's funny that you mentioned the pot with the boxwood ball. I get so many emails about that! It's from Hobby Lobby. :)

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  9. Love this Lisa. Awesome look. Subway tiles are my faves and you can get just about any look with them and they are timeless. So that was a great choice. I love the finished edge pieces too. That looks so pretty and gives a nice detail to the tiles. You rock girl. Looks awesome.
    Kris

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  10. This looks fantastic, Lisa! You guys did a great job, and yes, it definitely gives a farmhouse look to your kitchen. You must feel like you're in a new kitchen with the white cabinets and subway tiles. Love how you styled the counters and above the cabinets, too!

    Jane x

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  11. Oh, Lisa! How absolutely beautiful! And the trim adds such a touch of elegance ... so creative to use the wood trim rather than the standard tile trim. It's awesome that you and your hubby can do all of that - looks stunning! Bet you smile each time you walk in the kitchen! :)

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    1. You are so kind, Carolyn! Thank you! That trim really is my favorite part of the whole thing! I really do smile when I walk in there now. :)

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  12. Your subway tile looks great. I like the wood trim you used also. You and your husband did a terrific job. Have a good weekend.

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    1. Thanks, Kim! It was a little harder than we thought, but now I'm so glad we decided to just go for it and give it a try. :) Hope you have a great weekend!

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  13. It looks amazing, Lisa! Wow! You kitchen looks beautiful! I love how it makes your faucet "pop"! you guys did a great job!
    Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com

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    1. Thank you, Kendra! We've had that faucet for years and I still love it. :) So glad this project is completed. :)

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  14. Looks great! I've been debating on a backsplash and I'm leaning more and more toward subway tile! Like you said, it's just so fresh and clean.

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    1. Thank you! I think you'd be happy with subway tile. It really is timeless and I think (hope) it'll be in style for years to come. :)

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  15. Lisa, it is sooo gorgeous! Your kitchen looks beautiful. I am sorry to be so late commenting. The last few days have been sooo hectic. I love the new look and your kitchen looks so shiny and fresh. Very pretty!

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  16. They really do give your kitchen a fresh, clean look. I love this improvement you made!
    Rebekah @ Charming Imperfections

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    1. Thank you! I've wanted to do this diy for a long time and am so glad it worked out. :)

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  17. Lisa, I love your subway tile and the gorgeous wood trim which adds glam at just the right place. I have kitchen envy! It's lovely.Glad to find you on Maria's party.

    Helen

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  18. Hey there...just saw you over at Your Turn To Shine link party. Your kitchen backsplash looks amazing! Well done 👍
    Vicki and Jennifer 2 Bees in a Pod

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    1. Thank you! I love walking in there now. :) Enjoy your weekend!

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  19. Your kitchen is lovely. I love the new backsplash!

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    1. Thank you, Amy! I was so glad to finish up that project. :)

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  20. I love the look of subway tile...so clean and simple. Your kitchen looks great. I'm including this post in my features tomorrow at Your Turn to Shine. Hope you are enjoying the week!

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    1. You are so kind to feature me! Thank you, Jamie! Enjoy your week! :)

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  21. Love the transformation! It makes your kitchen come together.

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    1. Thank you! I think so too! :) We shouldn't have waited as long as we did to replace it. Happy Friday!

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