Sunday, January 3, 2010

NEW backsplash and countertops!!!

Remember how I painted my kitchen cabinets back in March?!  It made such a big difference in my kitchen!  I have loved having the cabinets updated with paint and new hardware.

  We have now completed phases 2 & 3 of our remodel. 1- Granite counter tops which we had installed, and 2- a new slate back splash that was a DIY job.  (Mostly by my He-man hubby!)  Like most of you out there in the real world, we are on a budget and like to use cash for major purchases.  For that reason we do still have all of our old appliances, though we might phase them out over time. 
Here she is BEFORE.  (Yes my kitchen is a "she" because in a house full of boys I need some company!)



Here are some shots during the back splash INSTALL PICTURES.  The old tile was white and the forest green color that was popular back in 1999.  We went with slate instead of travertine.  The color is called Mongolian desert that we felt went with our new granite called Taboo. 


And (sigh of happiness) AFTER:


It was definitely worth the 9 month wait!
We are linking up with our girl Kimba over at A Soft Place To Land for her weekly DIY party!

47 comments:

Michelle said...

Oh my gosh! I love it Jamey! You guys did a GREAT job!!! It looks amazing! :)

Melanie Elissa said...

I LOVE it!! It is gorgeous, I know you are excited!!

Valerie said...

Wow! It looks awesome! What a transformation! Cogratulations! :)

jenjen said...

It looks amazing! Love, love, love it! I can't believe the difference the cabinet painting made. So pretty!

Great job! Hope you guys had an wonderful Christmas!

XOOX
Jen

PS - love that scalloped cake plate too!

Carie said...

I have seen it in person (not to brag) and it is as beautiful in person as it looks in the pics. You did such a great job, the transformation is amazing!

Kathy said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! Love it all, but especially the cabinets - you are very talented!!!

Tera said...

WOW!!!! It looks amazing. Good work you guys!

Mrs. Petrie said...

Wow! The white cabinets, the granite, the tiles...oh my. You must feel so happy to have such a gorgeous and finished kitchen.

April said...

Wow, it looks amazing! Definitely worth the wait!

Kate Starr said...

Beautiful! Definitely a great "after wow"!!

heidi said...

gorgeous. she looks just like her mother!

Carla said...

Wow! Gorgeous! I love it. We are soooo ready to redo our kitchen cabinets. I'm really wanting to paint as well, but so nervous to do so. I'm going to try to tackle it this winter (keeping my fingers crossed I don't screw it up!).

I would say it was definitely worth the wait. It all looks fabulous.
Carla

Lisa said...

WOW! Jamey--that looks beautiful. What a difference.

Lisa B.

Kendall at Finesse Your Nest said...

Beautiful! Aah, wish my husband was "handy" (*sniff*)

Jill said...

Gorgeous!
I'm slightly jealous because I have the disgusting white and hunter green.
-Jill :)

Christina said...

You guys did an amazing job. Love the new tile. The whole kitchen is just fantastic.

Becca said...

Great work, Enchantress #1! (and Hubby.) She is beautiful!

peace.love.applesauce said...

Oh, it looks so beautiful!!

Debbie's World said...

I'm impressed...especially with the backsplash...great choice!

Lou Cinda said...

This is yummy!! It looks just awesome!!! Love the cabinets! Love the granite AND the backspash!! LOVE IT!!

Who makes the paint you used on the cabinets? Where did you get it? We are getting geared up to paint our kitchen cabinets too!

Great job!

Lou Cinda :)

Jan @ bobbypinsboardwalk said...

Looks amazing. What an inspiration you are. I have been pondering my kitchen redo for this year and I've definitely bookmarked yours for my reference. Thank you so much for sharing!

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

"She" looks gorgeous!

heidi @ wonder woman wannabe said...

Lovely!!!

Alyssa Barnett said...

I love the backsplash. The color is beautiful!

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

It looks WONDERFUL! I love the colors in the backsplash AND the granite. I also love the cabinet color! It's all beautiful.

Stephanie Lynn said...

Wow - you made great choices. I love the slate with the cabinets - gorgeous!

Treasia Stepp said...

My hats off to you both. It turned out gorgeous. Beautiful.

Michelle said...

Wow, what a beautiful kitchen! Enjoy!

Amnah said...

Beautiful! Congratulations.

mommyto2 said...

Wow! what a transformation! I love it. You did a great job!
Natalie

Stacey said...

I love what you did with your kitchen. It is gorgeous! I would want to spend hours in there. Great job!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! I'm dying to paint my oal cabinet and I am wondering if you had any issue with chipping or peeling of the paint, now that you've lived with them a while? Thanks!

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I love the backsplash. The color is beautiful!
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Jessica said...

It looks awesome! I just loooovvvve the cabinets and the tile and granite are gorgeous! Just Lovely!!

Shaela said...

Looks fabulous. Congrats on the DIY job.

Heidi said...

It looks gorgeous!! What an inspiration! I need to re-read your cabinet post on how you did those.. I don't really want to take on a new project right now but this is soo tempting!!
Thank you!!

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Little Lovables said...

gorgeous!!!!!!!

Badillo Family said...

it looks amazing! Good choice on the back splash colors.

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mx2mommy said...

Looks FAB!! LOVE the tile! How'd you paint the cabinets? Is there a tutorial on your blog? I'd really like to paint my bathroom cabinets.
Thanx,
Janae

2sisters said...

It looks gorgeous!

Andee Blackham said...

Oh my there are already so many comments. It looks wonderful. miss you. ANDEE

Janean said...

lots of hard work that paid back BIG time!!

Jeppson Clan said...

yes there is a "how to" of sorts, if you click on the link at the top of this post, after "remember when i painted my cabinets"

the paint is holding up great and we still love the results.

Thankfully Thrifty said...

We actually need to do a back splash too! Was it difficult?

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