Well, you've probably wondered where I've been lately, or not, I'm not sure. But I've been hard at work the last few weeks, sort of.
the beginning of the month was slow because I got the FLU!! Oh it was
so much fun. The most beautiful week of the month, and I was stuck on
the couch "resting." Blah. The flu is really not that fun to get and I
don't really recommend it to anyone. It took me almost a week to get
back into the swing of things. And well I hate being unproductive, it's
just not in my nature.
But since then (and maybe even a little bit
while I was sick), I have gotten a lot of things done. We've made tons
of progress in our kitchen. I'll get some pictures posted tomorrow of
what we've done and what we still have to do. But I promise you, it's a
On of the things we're still deciding on is the
backsplash. I want to do something that is timeless, J wants to do
glass tile. Now don't get me wrong, I love me some glass tile, but I'm
starting to think that maybe glass tile isn't the way to go. I just
don't want it to look dated. And I really don't want to regret it a few
years down the line. I don't want to be regretful about something that
cost us so much money. I mean the price of glass tile is crazy high,
like $25+ a square foot. But J keeps telling me it will be okay. We'll
Here are a few of our tile choices (you'll have to click
on the pictures for a larger view). We're going to the tile store (or
maybe a few of them) this weekend or the next, so we might change our
minds once we see them.
Here is the first one that J picked out.
like this one because it's a mix of both stone and glass. And I love
the colors. It's a little on the high side of what I wanted to spend,
$24/sq ft, but I guess I could look the other way since we saved so much
redoing the cabinets.
We also want a non-square tile, so the little 1x2 in tiles are great. I do have to admit this is a good choice.
It's a hex tile, so the shape is interesting and I do love how hex tile looks in kitchen and bathrooms.
It's not glass or stone, it's ceramic. So the price is definitely right, $5.60/sq ft.
also like the caramel color, but J doesn't like the uniform color. We
wants a mix of different shades, that's why he likes the glass and stone
mix. So I guess not.
These run about $20/8 pack so they middle of the road on pricing (but I did find them for cheaper on Amazon).
think I loved the idea of a stainless tile because I love the old
copper tile. I just swoon every time I see it. When we were house
shopping we looked at a few that had the original copper tile and I was
sold. The stainless is just and updated version of the copper. But
alas, I don't think I can get J back on board for this selection. I
guess we keep looking.
This one runs around $12/sq foot. So again, it's sort of middle of the road on price.
haven't run this one past J yet, so I don't know how he'll feel about
it. I'd also love to see this one in person, the pictures don't seem to
really express all the colors and lines. So who knows maybe I'll hate
this one in person.
It's in the high end of the price range
coming in at $23.50/sq ft, so that would mean a lot of money dished out
for our backsplash. But it's interesting, it's a subway tile, and it's a
mosaic of colors. It really does fit a lot of our tile criteria. But
alas, this one isn't really one we're considering. A girl can dream.
that's pretty much where we stand on the tile situation. We are no
where closer to picking something we both like, that won't become
dated. I hope we can find something soon, or I'm going to go crazy. I
can't look at our beautiful new cabinets and blue marbled ceramic tile
any longer. I love the color blue, but I think the previous owners took
the idea a little too far.
Stay tuned for some fancy new pictures of our kitchen. It's lookin' pretty!