Sunday, June 26, 2011

~New Kitchen Back Splash~

(Before Photo)
Happy Monday everyone! A big thank you for all your wonderful suggestions on my last post. My camera is still in Canada, I wait patiently (Not)....LOL
The boxer sitting on the couch is (Rufus) and he belongs to my sister Margo. Rufus is the baby of our daughters boxer (Sadie). I took the pictures of him during our last visit at her home.

I appreciated all of you suggestions very much, I will probably re post some old photos in weeks to come, but  in the mean time I used Gary's new (I Pad Motorola Zoom) to take photo' of the new back splash.
 Some of the photos are a bit washed out but you will get the idea of what the new back splash looks like I hope..
These are the before photo's, actually this is the photo I took the day we moved in. 
The back splash was very busy and really not to my liking (A Home Depot Special).
Another before photo

 The new tile being installed. Its so much more neutral now, we choose 3x6 tumbled stone. It has so much charm with all the imperfections in the stone.

Before grouting

And after grouting
I really love how it turned out.
I tried to De-clutter my counters...I really did...LOL

Not to change the subject, but did I tell you all that I was working on a king size quilt, well I finished it on Friday and took it straight over to the quilter for the top stitching on Saturday. My quilt ended up being 125x125 a cal king, I can't wait to get it back. I will post it for you all to see..I just had to tell you I finally finished the quilt.

Today I'm joining in with Susan from~Between Naps on the Porch

Enjoy your week with all the sweetness it brings!

Talk to you soon.


Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings... said...

Such a nice change...
Enjoy the newness!!!!!
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Vee said...

The backsplash is a wonderful improvement. I thought I liked the first one until I saw the much easier on the eyes. Your counters look terrific to me!

It is an amazing accomplishment to finish a quilt of any size, but a king size! Well done! Looking forward to seeing it...

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Love your new backsplash! It is perfect. Can't wait to see your quilt, I bet it is beautiful.

Lallee said...

Elizabeth, this looks great! You and Gary did a great job. The stone compliments your granite beautifully, and the tile on the floor too. We chose the tumbled marble when we redid our kitchen. I have never tired of it!

A king size quilt? That is a lot of sewing! I can't wait to see. Pat yourself on the back!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

wow what a great change! We have talked about changing ours, so many choices out there! Glad to see yours because we have very similar cabinets too!

Anxious to see that quilt!

Cottage Rose said...

OH Elizabeth, I love your new back splash. It looks so much better.. and I can't wait to see your Quilt...


Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

The back splash is great...I like it better too....Kitchen counters are so husband likes them empty, but he is the worst culprit!

Mandy said...

Love your new backsplash, Elizabeth!

I've been undecided on a backsplash for our kitchen, so thanks for sharing!

Catherine Holman said...

The new back splash looks great! I also still love your chair slip covers.

Tracy said...

I love your new backsplash. It's beautiful but also subtle and neutral - perfect!

Anonymous said...

Looks beautiful! I love your new change.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Linda said...

That turned out beautifully...I like the way it looks with the cabinets and suits the room nicely!
Wow...a king size quilt...I am a sewer...not much of a quilter yet...I have done runners and table toppers...can't wait to see a photo!

Melinda said...

You two have been busy! the transformation looks beautiful.
Can't wait to see your new quilt.


Cindy said...

Hi Elizabeth,
Your back-splash looks amazing!!! Just beautiful, what a great choice, it is perfection, my dear friend! Your kitchen looks so pretty and your counter looks wonderful with all of your pretties on it.
Hugs, Cindy

Ana said...

Yay! The quilt is done...I can't wait to see it...Oh and your back splash is gorgeous. Love the tumble stone. Hope you are doing well...Finally, right this minute as I'm typing, the sun is making an appearance. It's been gloomy a lot lately. Sending you a great big hug.

Much love to you,

The Green Pea said...

The backsplash is great, love the tumbled stone. Please do a post on your new quilt, we want to seeeee!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Wow! It looks just beautiful. What a nice change!

And those little chairs all covered in my favorite color and pattern! YUM! :)

BECKY said...

Hi Elizabeth!! Wow!! What a wonderful look! I love how this turned out, and I know it makes you smile, too! Your countertops are plenty clear, and so lovely!!

I have always said what impeccable taste you have!!

Can't wait to see your quilt! My Maddy is up with my sis, so I have a little more time for visiting! Sure miss her though!!

Have a joyful day!

Unknown said...

Magnificent, Elizabeth. You are doing a fabulous job in your redo.

Have a great holiday weekend ~

Karie said...

What a beautiful change. You have a lovely kitchen. . . I can't wait to see the quilt! Have a wonderful day. Hugs to you, Karie

Tablescapes By Diane said...

Hi lovely lady. I love your Beautiful Kitchen you did a Great job so happy for you both. Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my new Tablescape. I hope you have a Great Week with your lovely family.
XXOO Diane

Beverly said...

I am in love with your new backsplash. I really liked your first one until I saw the change.
It is much calmer and shows off your decor.
Can't wait to see your quilt. That is quite an large project and you should be proud of yourself.

GardenOfDaisies said...

Elizabeth, the new backsplash tile looks so nice. Now that I see the two side by side I realize how busy the other one was. I can't wait to see pictures of your new quilt!

Susan Freeman said...

Lovely!! Thanks for your kind words on my blog recently. Have a safe and happy 4th!!

Susan and Bentley

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh my looks WONDERFUL... and your chairs are the cutest darn things I've EVER seen. Utterly charming.


Finance Aqil said...

wow...wonderfull change...very nice!!!! Good improvement of the backsplash.


Alison @ The Polohouse said...

This looks so great!
Love the changes you made!
I have a hard time editing and not cluttering my counters too.

Looks fantastic!

sandy said...

What a beautiful home - this is gorgeous.