Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about my kitchen. It’s where I spend a ton of time so I want it to be a place that I feel happy in. And for the most part, I am happy in my kitchen. I love the big island in the middle where my kids eat their breakfast and draw pictures of dinosaurs with three heads. And I like having a big farmhouse table to eat at as a family or when we have friends over for dinner. Overall I think the layout works well for me but yet it still felt like a few tweaks might bring it closer to what I would choose in a kitchen that I designed.
I initially thought that maybe I should paint all the wall cabinets white and change out the backsplash. Problem was, I had a hard time coming to grips with painting cabinets that look nice and are of really good quality. Plus what if they looked like crap painted white? No going back after that decision. So painting the cabinets was out and I moved on to the idea of new backsplash. Here’s what the backsplash looked like before:
Just a natural stone, kind of boring backsplash. Certainly not bad, but also nothing that drew your eye in. To help make the backsplash more special, I headed down to Everitt and Schilling Design to check out their selection of tiles. It was here that I saw the herringbone tile that I knew I had to have.
And then I found out that this tile comes in a whitewash finish! I was sold. I hoped that changing the backsplash to a lighter color might help the kitchen feel brighter. Also, the backsplash in the kitchen is directly across from my reclaimed wood wall so bringing in these reclaimed tiles for the backsplash would help tie the two rooms together. Ready to see that change?
I love that the tiles aren’t stark white and still have some brown and black tones in them to tie into the cabinets and countertop. And the herringbone pattern is way more fun that the previous backsplash! I’ve got one other idea for the kitchen to help brighten it up but I’ll save that to surprise y’all once I’ve got it done. Here’s a before and after for all of you:
Little changes like these are a great way to make a kitchen your own. And E & S tile has a huge selection of wood tiles that would all look great as a backsplash. Remember this backsplash from Barb’s kitchen?
Check back on Friday for a super exciting announcement here on the blog! Believe me, you don’t want to miss this one!!!
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