Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Tile on the Wall: Part II!

As promised, after yesterday's teasing sneak peak...

It's a backsplash!


I have no idea how we managed to find such a perfect tile for our kitchen. If you'll remember from my post yesterday, we picked it on a whim on a trip to Rona for paint. We weren't expecting to even look at tile. We saw it; we bought it; it turned out perfectly. I love the subtle blue, the way it draws out the grey of our counter tops but lets the red of our kettle and utensils and the green of my olive oil bottles pop. It's colourful, but neutral at the same time in such a way that allows other colours to sing.


It's not finished yet: it needs to be grouted. But it changes the whole feel of the room. It makes it feel complete, purposeful even. It seems to tie together all the choices we've made and makes them make sense. The wall of pantry cupboards suddenly fits far better than they did when the wall above the stove was empty. It draws the eye right into the heart of the kitchen and focuses the space. Perhaps I give this wall of tile a little too much importance in my kitchen, but I love the effect; I just can't help it.


Oh, it's so pretty.

As with everything in our house, we did the tiling ourselves. Tomorrow, I'll share exactly how that went.

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This post was linked up to RA 116 at the Remodelaholic.

21 comments:

  1. It looks amazing! I love your kitchen, it has a wonderfully fresh feeling. Thanks for stopping by my blog today :)

    Nicole
    www.lipstikevents.blogspot.com

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  2. April @ Money Pit LoveMarch 27, 2012 at 12:11 PM

    It looks amazing ... beautiful job! I love your kitchen, BTW. It's stylish and pretty but also looks lived in and loved (which is the best kind). Gorgeous, Nette!

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  3. Looks great! I love the tile. I bet it makes the room feel bigger too!

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  4. Thanks Brandi! It does, a little bit. Specifically, by putting it right to the ceiling, I was hoping it would make it feel taller. Definitely think we accomplished that!

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  5. It looks great! I keep reading how these skinny glass tiles are the new subway tiles but normally I'm all like "meh it chops up the space too much". I think limiting the width but extending the height is the perfect rebuttal. Looking forward to the tute!

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  6. Looks great! Love how you took it to the ceiling.

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  7. Jo @ To a Pretty LifeMarch 27, 2012 at 11:03 PM

    Wow, your backsplash looks amazing! Very dramatic! I also love the shelves you have in the window. I've always wanted to do that. (And your "Canadian" blogroll is great!)

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  8. Thanks. I'm feeling that way about it too. :)

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  9. Thanks! I felt a lot like you do about these tiles. I see it so often in large quantities for a whole backsplash, a whole shower, etc. etc. and I always thought it was just too much, making it all too busy. I still kind of feel that way, but when we struck upon the idea of just doing the backsplash by the stove in a narrow strip, it seemed perfect. I think the way we did it toned down the busy-ness of it. It will be even less busy once we get our range hood on. Also, it helps a lot that these colours don't have huge amounts of contrast in them. No dark tiles white white tiles.

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  10. Thanks! Of course, eventually, our range hood will go over it, but the tile will still be visible around it. I love how it makes the room look taller.

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  11. Thanks Jo! You can read more about the shelves in the window here: http://www.thisdustyhouse.com/2012/02/kitchen-window-shelves.html.

    Though, I should really do an update post about them... since those are all my herbs sitting in the window now.

    Glad you're enjoying the Canadian blogroll. I love finding fellow Canadian bloggers (such as yourself!) to connect with and there are a surprising number of us out there!

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  12. I love the drama it creates in your room! Such a great focal point. :)

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  13. Thanks Sarah! That's exactly how I feel about it. :)

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  14. The perfect tile for create kitchen room about define information are nice. With every peoples are follow this sharing information.

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