Thursday, March 13, 2008

Kitchen Backsplash!

We've been working on the kitchen renovation again lately. The main things that have gotten done are some electrical work and the tiled backsplash.

We started on the back wall here with a 2x2 mosaic. I really love how mellow it looks, and the undercabinet light provides plenty of lighting under there. This upper cabinet is where baking supplies live, with bowls and mixer (etc) in the drawers below. So having plug-ins and good lighting here will be a big treat!



Then around the corner we got a little more elaborate above the stove by insetting a decorative focus. Originally I'd planned a 2x2 copper tile to use as a border, but it was discontinued before I could order it. This gorgeous piece of slate, cut into strips, makes a lovely accent. At least I think so! This backsplash was hubby's first ever tiling project, and I think he did a great job.



There are still a couple things to do at that end of the kitchen, such as the light rail. But we'll turn our focus to the other end next, I think. More photos someday when we get another chunk done.

Oh, do note my FlyLady style shiny kitchen sink! :) I consider it clean if the only visible dishes are clean and in the dishrack.

7 comments:

Margaret said...

Ooh, it looks grand and Jim did a great job. I like the designer inlay too :).

Maripat said...

oh Val...that's fantastic. I want a new kitchen.

Karenee said...

I hope mine looks half as good when it's done... Yay! You have a kitcheny kitchen! and tell Uncle Jim that you guys can come visit any time this year. I'm sure we'll have plenty to occupy him... um... I mean... we'd love to see you!

Hanna said...

pretty! Can't wait to see it in all it tiley glory next week

Random Walk Writer said...

Beautiful! And I love the cheery red tea kettle, too.

Jean said...

Beautiful! This is gorgeous. I love the tile. The cabinetry is lovely, too.

Good work, Jim!

EJ said...

Fabulous!!! I love the colors. Random is right, that splash of red is great. Good job, you two! Want to come do mine? ;)