I've had a project done for a while that you don't know about, unless you follow me on Instagram and you got a little hint! However, even that little teaser was 3 months ago!
Last year I showed you how we used a temporary fix to cover up our dated tile backsplash. I knew that that wasn't a permanent solution, but it worked until I figured out what type of backsplash I wanted for sure.
This really wasn't too hard of a decision for me. I wanted simple, crisp and clean, and have come to love the look of white subway tile. I fell in love with the beveled edge option, I like the little bit of sparkle and dimension that the faceted edges give off when the light hits them.
I found a great deal on the tile at Lowe's. I puchased this tile in the biscuit colorway. Here's a tip-if you have multiple Lowe's in your area, check around. Some of my stores carried this in stock, and some didn't. The following photo looks a little tan because that's in a darker corner, but the biscuit is a very nice just slightly off white color. Lowe's carries a bright white as well, but it was too stark against my warmer countertops. Honestly, if I didn't know there was a pure white, this one appears truly white in real life.
On a side note, I've recently moved my flour and sugar to these glass canisters on the counter. I have antique teacups from my husband's aunt's home that I use for scoops. I love being able to see and use them almost every day! And yes, we keep dice on our counter. Always prepared for a hot game of Farkle!
The one drawback with the beveled tile was deciding what to do with the edges. I wanted to keep the edge simple without using a special edging piece. There are 3x3 beveled tiles available around the web, but they are fairly expensive and I wasn't sure the color would exactly match the tile I had. So, I decided to just cut the tile in half and use it anyway on the edges, even though one end wouldn't have the bevel. We turned that side in so that all of the edges against the wall still have the bevel. I really don't think it's noticeable once the caulk filled it in...bet you never would have noticed if I hadn't have told you!
This tile came in at a whopping $.25 each! So, I spent about $50 on tile and grout, but I did pay someone to install it. Even at that, this was a relatively inexpensive project that made a huge change in the feel of the kitchen! I really can't get over the difference between the dark and the light.
If you're new here, here's what it looked like before:
And the other side:
There's still another thing or two I want to do in the kitchen, but we won't talk about those yet. We'll get there...someday!
This weekend I'll be posting my Modern and Fresh Fall Home Tour on Saturday. I hope you'll come back and see me!