So….Nicole's backsplash….the thing she agonized over.
The cabinets are all installed and the counter is on. Now it's time for the finishing work. Nicole is doing the backsplash herself. Here is what she started with:
One of the first pictures she sent me of her backsplash. I think it matches really well with her cabinets but I didn't like it with the counter. I only told her I thought it matched her cabinets:
Behind the stove area:
From the pictures it looks like she did a great job:
The first side is finished:
At this point Nicole was not sure she liked it but decided to finish the other side of her kitchen:
She got this side done and she is still not sure about it. At the time, Mike and I were in Florida and we never did see it in person. Poor Nicole was so unhappy with the backsplash that Mike told her to tear it out. I know…sounds crazy…but before she did the backsplash she was so excited about her new kitchen and this just burst her bubble. It was wavy, too busy, and it took away from the counters that she loves so much.
Nicole took it all down. Heartbreaking but better than living with something you hate:
And she is ready to start over. Now she just has to find a tile she likes. Before we got back from Florida, she was looking at this Travertine tile. She is much happier that a tile like this won't take away from her counter:
We all make mistakes but thankfully she was able to change it instead of having to live with something she hated for a long time. I think we all learned a valuable lesson about tile backsplashes. Go safe and neutral or stick to paint. If you go too "taste" specific it is no fun to change it.
Up next….the new tile that she picked, which is different than the one shown above, and the finished kitchen:)
Just a short and sweet update. Monday I will post the final kitchen.
Have a great week.