Monday, April 16, 2012

Kitchen tile

Things are moving along slowly in the kitchen.  Mostly because I am enormous and the thought of doing anything in there is quite distasteful to me, whether it's installing tile, cooking dinner, or (I'll be honest) even doing dishes....thankfully I have a wonderful cousin who just happens to be a master tiler, and he did this for us last week!
I just about cried when I came home to all the tile set after just one day.  In my pregnant state, there is just no way we could've moved this quickly. 
He had to float our walls out about a quarter inch on this wall, and you can't even tell.  We would not have been able to finesse the issue like that. 
And at lunch time on day 2, he had everything grouted with bright white grout - perfection!
The man is talented. 
And I'm so happy that we decided to go with simple white subway tile as opposed to something colored or glass.  It looks so clean and classic.  The tile we used is Imperial Bianco Gloss 3x6 from the Tile Shop. 
We love it.  Thank you so much, Jim! 

Still to do in here:
Install range hood
Stain and install open shelves above microwave
Install blinds
Paint touch ups

BAH, it's never going to be done! 

25 comments:

Michelle said...

OMG talented is an understatement. That looks gorgeous Sara!

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

I drooled over this tile job! SO perfect. I love subway tile. Make that OBSESSED with subway tile. This looks amazing, paired with the color of the walls and the curtains it's perfect!

Megan said...

The kitchen is coming along amazing! I love it.

Lisa @ Trapped In North Jersey said...

ooh! Its totally coming together!

Just Beachy said...

that looks amazing ...lucky you
how are you supposed to do dishes when you probably can't get close enough to the sink ?, you'll just get a sore back , I remember , you should go put your feet up at this stage anyway...rest up you have a marathon to prepare for and I'm talking about caring for that baby you won't have much put up your feet time so do it now...and don't feel guilty

Katie said...

the tile job is beautiful!

your "still to do list" is getting much shorter, it must feel good to have so much done!

Cindy @The Flipping Couple said...

It's totally going to be done!! It looks amazing and you guys are flying through it, although I'm sure it doesn't feel like it. It's beautiful!! Love the tile.

Maggie {Okay, now what?} said...

Excellent Choice in tile. You can never go wrong with classic. It is looking awesome and you are so on the home stretch! Even if baby comes now it won't be too bad.

Liz @ It's Great To Be Home said...

Yay, it looks AWESOME!!! You guys are so close! And I hear you on feeling enormous - let me tell you, these next 3 weeks might be the end of me. :) My ankles look like they belong to an elephant - has that happened to you, or are you one of those lucky people that I secretly despise now? :)

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

This looks SO DARN GOOD. And I love it when someone else can do it, too. We are all DIYers, but sometimes it's just nice to have it done when you get home.

And I'm really loving the white grout. Sometimes I wish I had done white grout for ours, so I'll just live vicariously through your kitchen. Also, huge fan of the tile behind the stovetop. Really cool!

Deb said...

Oh that looks AMAZING!!! And just think - it will be all done before the baby arrives :) AND you can get "sympathy work" from all your relatives and friends who don't want you to have to deal with the stress of renovations while pregnant! Score!!

agalandherdog said...

LOVE your kitchen progress! Newest follower!

Bunny @ 86n It said...

Look terrific!

Jeanette @ This Dusty House said...

I love it! I'm always drawn to the look of a simple, classic white subway tile in the kitchen.

Yay for tiling family members!

Vonda said...

It's coming along nicely. I love the white subway tile. We just tiled our new kitchen in January. What a job!

threeacres said...

Love it! Everything looks great.

Amanda- Hip House Girl said...

It WILL get done! It's looking so awesome and classic. I love your slide-in range (I really wanted one of those- next time!).

Ruth said...

It will get done, don't worry!
The tiles look fantastic. Seriously. I started following when your kitchen was gutted, and it seems to be moving right along now.

The DIY Show Off said...

Beautiful!!! So far your choices have been gorgeous! Our kitchen transformation (still a work in progress) has been our most time consuming/over time project but so worth it! ;)

Barb said...

Stunningly beautiful...so jealous!

I know you are pregnant, but you need this done before baby comes and you really have no time. You will be so glad when it is done and so work hard. The rewards are too many to count.

Oh, I mention...we need MORE posts. Too long in between them.

Love your blog!!!

B.

Mrs. Chic said...

I think my word word will sum up how I feel about your tile...

STUNNING! :)

Sarah @ { rad: renovations are dirty } said...

Everything looks amazing. I'm so impressed with your kitchen - it's the exact direction I want to go with mine. :)

MCherie said...

Can you tell me the color of your walls and the color of your cabinets? We are starting our remodel next week and I'm in need of help on the cabinet/wall color!

MCherie said...

Can you tell me the color of your walls and the color of your cabinets? We are starting our remodel next week and I'm in need of help on the cabinet/wall color!

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

MCherie, the wall color is Behr Lotus Leaf. The cabinets are just the factory finish from the manufacturer, but it is very close to 'Decorators White' by Benjamin Moore, which we used on the trim in the room.