May 31, 2012

Kitchen Updates

I've been holding out on you. We've been doing some cosmetic kitchen updates, and I meant to post the finished product a few weeks ago. Except that we're still not done, so there's no "finished" photos, and instead of waiting till whenever that is, here's what we've got so far.

It's blue and tiled and has new lighting. Here's the before:

**Notice in almost all of my previous shots of the kitchen, I tried my darnedest to crop out the light fixture above the table. This fixture has been hated from day one- it looked like a rack of metal antlers with ugly lights protruding. Isn't the new one much better? It was a birthday present.

I love the bottom glassy/metel-ness of it. But I'm weird like that.

You know you've jumped head over heals into home ownership when your birthday list consists of things like Home Depot gift cards, cans of paint, light fixtures, etc.

It was Charlie's idea to put in the tile back splash. We finished 2/3 of the job last weekend (first time tiling, woohoo!) and we'll finish this Saturday. And hopefully grout.

You can see the wall we haven't finished yet. But doesn't it look better?


  1. this looks absolutely beautiful! well done you guys. i've also been craving lightness in the kitchen...this is really lovely. i'm not sure our brown walls will last much longer, but we'll see what ben thinks. ;)

  2. AnonymousMay 31, 2012

    yay! it looks great!! a backsplash is on my someday list as well. love yours!

  3. From one owner of a grey and white kitchen to another--love it. AND i just got all new light fixtures for my kitchen for my bday as well. One of the most transforming gifts I have ever received! We did white vinyl wainscoting for our backsplash, but subway tiles were a close second. I'm loving your transformation.

  4. I love your gray subway tile! Where did you purchase it?

    1. Thanks, Allison! The tile is a special order from Home Depot. It's Daltile Rittenhouse subway tile in Desert Gray. We ordered ours with a gloss finish, but it comes in a matte finish as well. Hope this helps!