It’s official, I’m ecstatic! The kitchen is officially done. Well, with the exception of some touch up painting and adding the outlet covers, it is DONE. I could not be happier with how this kitchen has come together.
Dad and I spent 3 days last week getting the subway tile backsplash up on the walls and it really came together very well. First day, we added Bondera tilemat and used this new product for the backsplash. I’ll do a complete tutorial on how we did the tile for you in a bit, but for now enjoy my beautiful subway tile backsplash.
Sigh….I love it!
We have a bit more cleaning to do and then the big move will happen on the 20th.
My sweet awesome mama came over and helped me get the upstairs clean. She brought her shop vac and she is a force to be reckoned with, with that shop vac wand in her hand. She can clean like nobody’s business and got all the floors and baseboards vacuumed and cleaned the bathrooms. So thankful for her.
There’s a sneak peek of a gingham paint treatment I’ve done in my master bedroom, so stay tuned for that too. Yep, I’ve been a busy girl lately.
The bathtubs came out nice and clean and now I can actually get in there.
She got my countertop all clean too, looks SO much better.
Outside the back door, this cute little fixture went up. It’s from Lowes, by the way! My electrician came out this week and we got everything completed, yippee. Both garage doors are working fine and I have remotes for both. Thankful I didn’t have to replace them both, but just had to buy remotes.
So are you ready to see that kitchen tile????
I’m so, so, so happy with it. My vision came to life and this wall of subway tile is now ready to hang my rustic shelves. I can’t wait to get those up, this week hopefully, before move in day next Saturday. This was a 3 day project and I finished it just in time before leaving for NC.
I used a medium gray grout, called Silver from Lowes. Again, I’ll do a complete tutorial on how we did the backsplash and it’s very detailed. Dad and I worked hard on it and I’m so pleased with how it came out. He cut most of the tile and I set most of them and grouted.
Sigh….it’s so gorgeous!
Sink side, I still have to paint the window and above it. I might add a couple rows of tile above, I thought about it and didn’t do it while we were tiling, but I need to see if 2 rows will fit above without having to cut them. It’s such a small space. Got to add outlet covers too. Details, details!
Love my sink and faucet.
It’s going to be so nice to get in this kitchen and use it.
We had a final living room lunch with the work crew and now it will be count-down til October 20th, move-in day. I am so, so grateful for my sweet parents. I couldn’t have done all of this without them. They are my support system and I love them dearly. Took this pic by putting it on a timer.
I’ll be back with lots more later. I’m still up in NC at the Southern Bloggers’ Conference, no doubt having a great time!
Your “work crew” is pretty amazing! Everything’s looking terrific!
Best to you all,
The kitchen looks great! I have kashmir white and white subway tile and have been so happy with both. Your parents remind me of mine, such hard workers and such a blessing (especially when there is a project!). Good luck with the move and getting settled!
Crystal H says
Rhoda-Your house is really transforming. The tile looks amazing in your kitchen! Can’t wait for you to move in!
…there are just no words to say how happy i am for you…well…maybe God is good…and so are mamas and daddys…blessings laney
Rhoda, Rhoda, Rhoda, my heart skipped a beat when I saw that wall of tile in your beautiful kitchen. I cant believe that it has been 25 weeks. Oh my! Honestly when you started it seemed like too much for just the three of you to do, but wow, oh wow how you got it done and proved me wrong! I am so excited to see you all moved in!
Richard Black says
My wife wanted our kitchen counters and floor to be regrouted, so I was going to do just that. I learnt about NuGrout from a buddy of mine who agreed to help me with the re-grouting. Boy am I glad I asked him to help me out. The NuGrout cleaner and Pre-treat products worked wonders! It appears as if we have a brand new kitchen. We even used the products to clean our bathrooms.
Love the kitchen, and to think you did it one your own with parents to assist! What great memories you’ve created in addition to a beautiful cooking space! I love the hardware, oiled bronze is my current favorite.
I’m doing a similar remodel on my kitchen and am just now to the stage of choosing granite. Do you remember what color you went with?
Thanks in advance! It’s beautiful!
Hi, Jessica, sure do! It’s Kashmir White and you can find it at most stone places.
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Sarah Ottley says
I’m very appreciative of your blog post about your kitchen. We just installed an Ikea Adel off-white kitchen, after putting in new hickory wood floors, and we are definitely going to tile with white subway tiles. We are planning to use gray grout and haven’t finalized the shade of gray and the width of the tile spacing.
Your photos are close-up and very helpful! I’m wondering if you used 1/16″ spacers, which then shows 1/8″ of grout on the outside, or if you put the tile edges directly against one another, leaving just a 1/16″ space for grout. I hope that question makes sense.
HI, Sarah, congrats on your new Ikea kitchen, I think you will love it! 2 years later and I’m still completely happy with mine. We butted the tiles next to each other and did not use spacers, so hope that helps.
Is your kitchen backsplash a matte or glossy subway tole?
HI, Kristi, it’s glossy, standard subway tile.
Do you remember the names of your cabinet pulls and knobs? I’m getting ready to have my cabinets painted white and I want to update the hardware. Love yours!
Hi, Deb, they are from Ikea and I bought them when I did these cabinets, so they might not be available anymore, since it’s been 6 years.
Hi. The kitchen is beautiful. The granite used in the kitchen is Kashmir White, correct? Any issues with staining since installation? I really want a light colored granite and have considered Alaska White, Kashmir White or River White. I want white colored cabinets. I am really worried about staining though. Quartz is a little outside my range, but don’t want to get stuck with a granite that stains easily.
HI, Leigh, I never had issues with this granite and as long as you seal it, you should be fine too. I’d go for it. River White is beautiful, I don’t think Kashmire white is even available anymore, but I think granite is very durable.