Friday, March 4, 2016

Subway Tile in the Kitchen

Hello everyone!

I'm so excited to share the finished product with you now that my kitchen is almost complete!  It took about 3 long days to get this project done but I'm very happy with it and wish I had done it sooner.

We started out removing the old beige tumbled tile off the wall on Sunday.





Then, on Monday, a friend of ours installed the tile.




The tile adhesive had to set overnight.  So, I waited patiently until Tuesday afternoon to get it grouted!



We used glossy white 3x6 tiles from Lowes and warm grey grout.  

In this picture, I haven't yet done the final polishing of the tiles since the grout has to set another 24 hrs!  Ugh!  So, it will be shinier and cleaner when I do that.  But I wanted to go ahead and show you what it looks like anyway.

Here is the new kitchen!






I could've gone darker with the grout but I played it safe with a light grey.  I was afraid of it looking too busy in a small cooking space.  

Here is a night time shot.



Now, the only thing left to do to our kitchen is to replace our scratched up sink with a stainless steel undermount.  We have to find one in the same shape.  That is what is holding us up.  It's not a standard shape sink.

I smile every time I come in to this room now.  It feels like I'm in someone else's kitchen!

I wanted a classic, functional, yet stylish kitchen and I think I finally achieved that.  

I hope that you all have a great weekend.  It is supposed to be in the high 60's and sunny here all weekend.  Can't wait!

~ Kelly ~

34 comments:

Stacey said...

Kelly, it's perfect!! I love the white subway tile and the light grout is just right. I'd be smiling too. :)

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Beautiful, love it. We are getting ready to do this to our kitchen. Thanks for letting me know where you got the tiles.

hugs
Sissie

Debra Pashkowsky said...

Your kitchen is looking great. I have been wanting to remodel forever and you are sure inspiring me to get moving.

Doreen@foxdenrd said...

You're not the only one smiling Kelly! It's definitely 'smile worthy'. :)

Doreen@foxdenrd said...

You're not the only one smiling Kelly! It's definitely 'smile worthy'. :)

lala said...

Oh, how I have been wanting to do this in my own kitchen - and seeing how beautiful yours turned out, has really given me the push to finally get it done!!! Everything has come together so wonderfully.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Indeed you did...I love the tile Kelly and it has so brightened up the kitchen...Beautiful!

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Linda said...

Oh how wonderful! Love this backsplash . Even though I liked the other this has clean lines and seems to add light.

Deserae said...

Love the new tile.....just beautiful!
~Des

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I love your subway tile! The light grey grout is perfect and I can see why it makes you smile! I know you must be so pleased with how everything turned out. It's gorgeous!

Sally Somervill said...

Kelly it is soo gorgeous!!! I want to go do mine right now!! It looks fresh, clean, classic, and just beautiful! Xo

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I love, love, love it, Kelly! I think the grout color is perfect. This is a lot like the look we want to do when we move...your photos have inspired me! Pinning! Enjoy your pretty kitchen!

Missy George said...

Good job Kelly...Good choice of grout color too!!! Enjoy

Susie said...

Kelly, I love your new tiles. I would so love to do that here. You kitchen is beautiful. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

Kelly! It turned out wonderful. I love that you used the grey grout too. Perfection!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

And I can say how fabulous it looks in person!!

Eilis said...

Wow! Your backsplash looks great. I can't believe how much you have done around your house in the last couple of weeks! I'm sure you are enjoying it all :)

NanaDiana said...

Kelly- That is fantastic! I like the lighter grey grout, too. Like you, I think the dark grey might have been too much. You did a great job!! Trying to pop in to visit a few people here and there as I can- xo Diana

Barbara @ 21 Rosemary Lane said...

Oh Kelly that backs plash looks fabulous!!! Wow I just love it. I know what a wonderful feeling it is to walk into a room and be excited about what you see. Felt the same way after we repainted the kitchen and added the bead board. Instead of walking into a room I hated I walked into one I loved! Congratulation and enjoy your weekend smiling in the kitchen!
XO Barbara

Katie Mansfield said...

I love it. Great choice. Your kitchen looks amazing.

Finding Grace Interiors said...

I love it! I love how the white subway tile looks like. Very classic and timeless! Your kitchen is beautiful!!
Enjoy the warm weather this weekend!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Your new subway tile brings a whole new look to your kitchen, Kelly. It's so bright and neutral, just right for your style!

Bliss said...

I love it. Good call on the tile and the grout. Not only does it look nice, it looks more like your style.

Suzanne said...

It is gorgeous. I love the new tile, and I think that grout is the right choice. I hope everything worked out okay with your fridge! The changes are just beautiful!

Home Decor Daily said...

The new white tiles give the white kitchen a nice shine:) We are always looking for great ideas on Kitchen reno.

Rustic Maple Elizabeth said...

That looks so pretty and fresh, Kelly! A classic choice for sure and they really suit your kitchen. I would love subway tile but I don't want to put them up with our 17 year old counters and I can't afford new counters right now so I'll have to wait lol.

cynthia lee designs said...

Love the subway tile..it looks great in your kitchen. I think you will love your new stainless steel sink...I know that I really love mine.
hugs,
Cindy

Little Farmstead said...

It looks amazing Kelly! What an update! My sister has similar granite as you and recently did a white subway tile backsplash - - really freshened up the space. Enjoy your "new" kitchen! :)

Maria Elena said...

It looks gorgeous! Worth all the wait!

Angelina PeoniesandOrangeBlossoms said...

Love the subway tile and also the grey grout color you chose. Your kitchen looks very nice!

rphilbeck said...

Beautiful!! Love the subway tiles in your kitchen and it goes so well with your granite too!!

Marsha said...

Everything is so pretty, Kelly. So much hard work has really paid off--I can't imagine having the courage to do what you guys have done.

Hill said...

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We love your work! What a great corner of the internet :)



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