Well, the dirty work of the backsplash installation has been completed! They were able to do the whole thing in one day, and if you asked my husband, he would tell you that it looks like a one day job. I'm just happy that I finally have a backsplash that I love, and I did not have to lift a finger to get it done :)
I choose to do a glass tile backsplash, and I have to tell you, the reflection that it gives off is just phenomenal! I do wish they had carried more colors in this size tile though (2 by4) as I'm sure I would had probably gone lighter. The color of this tile is beige, but it has more of a green hue to it, still matches the granite, which was a concern of mine. So, without further delay, here is our kitchen with the granite, painted cabinets, and new glass backsplash:
When we first moved here, we had a big ugly fluorescent light fixture box for the light. I was able to remove that ugly thing, with only minor patching to the ceiling. In it's place, I installed a three light tract fixture. It did the job nicely for a while, but I always knew that I wanted something different for this space. I looked and looked, and finally decided to go with this light pendant from Pottery Barn. I would had loved the bigger one, but it cost way more, and I don't think my makeshift ceiling electrical box was going to stand a chance (no, I'm not an electrician, I just you tube everything). So this pretty thing is now living in my kitchen, and we love it! We also got a new vent hood, one that actually works and doesn't drown out every conversation.
When we first moved here, I was able to install the under cabinet lighting, as well as the rope lighting on top, so as you can imagine, this kitchen was pretty dark and boring. I can honestly say that I'm very happy with every single change we have made to it. The only thing I'm still considering is painting the kitchen island (can't decide on a color) and the walls. Then, this room will be D.O.N.E.
Cabinet color: white dove by Benjamin Moore Advance in semigloss
Hardware: D. Lawless
Pendant light fixture: Paxton 3-light pendant from Pottery Barn
Kitchen Rug: Perry Rug from Pottery Barn
Hope everyone has a great week!
KristelSharing at: My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia,