Monday, January 14, 2013

The New Kitchen Tile Backsplash!

The tile installation is COMPLETE!  
(well, it has been complete for a month, but I'm just now getting around to sharing it with you...)
My tile designer Seth, from Indigo Granite and Tile Designs, and I chose a mother of pearl hexagonal tile and I LOVE IT!



The hexagonal mother of pearl tile is from Artistic Tile, who makes some GORGEOUS tile my friends!  I especially love their water jet designs.

Here is one of the designs that I LOVED but just really wasn't in my budget.  Maybe in our next home!
Isn't it SO PRETTY?

If you are local, my tile designer Seth is AMAZING and you should DEF consult him on your kitchen or bath projects!  He can do everything from start to finish (help you pick your granite or marble, set up all of your installations, etc)
and he is SUPER FUN to work with too!  

Trying now to figure out if I really want to have the cabinets glazed, or if I want to keep them plain.  Thoughts?

Also, after I make that decision, need to have this hardware installed which I think will make a big shiny impact!!




*Follow the entire kitchen refacing project here

So.....should I have the cabinets glazed or keep them plain?
HELP!

24 comments:

  1. OBSESSED with the hexagon mother of pearl. Such a fab choice, Shelli!

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  2. Wow! That is a stunning tile! I'm jealous:)

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  3. LOVE the backsplash! I think I would glaze the cabinets. Loving everything in the new kitchen!!

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  4. Glaze them. The glaze gives a dimension that makes a huge impact.

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  5. I vote no glaze on the cabinets and I am IN LOVE with your backsplash. Simply gorgeous:)

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  6. Gorgeous!!! I say keep them plain. If you glaze them, you're more likely to tire of the glaze and want to redo them again. If you leave them plain, you can always glaze them in a couple years or so and have a completely different look without having the hassle of refinishing them completely. Can't WAIT to see the new hardware. I love a little shine in my life!

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  7. Plain . The hardware & tile are the perfect amount of bling:)

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  8. Hi-
    I just found your blog yesterday:) We refaced our cabinets 2 years ago and i did the glazing. I have to tell you that now i wish i did not. I liked the look for a while, but now am kind of sick of it. I am scared to tell my husband:)
    That is my 2 cents:) Love the backsplash BTW!

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  9. Ooh it looks fabulous! I am not normally a fan of white/light kitchens, but I really love yours!!

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  10. Keep them plain and live with it for awhile. You can always go back to glaze them later. I wished I had waited on glazing mine in my last house. Love what you have done so far!

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  11. PLAIN!!! So sleek as is! and, the backsplash and new countertop is AMAZING! my granite is black and i have tumbled marble backsplash now...can't WAIT for change! I also have stained wood cabinets and already have the fieldstone paint in the garage...just have to save up to have it all redone! :) love the new look!

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  12. in love & love the quatre foil... you/your blog are why I love it after all. It looks great.

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  13. The mother of pearl finish on the hex tile backsplash is so gorgeous. Looks perfect with the painted cabs. I don't think I can see enough detail in the photos to have an opinion on glaze or no glaze, but if you are the least bit undecided, could you live with the finished kitchen for a while without the glaze, and then add it later if you feel that's a desired detail? It's always easier to add than to remove ;) I do have a question about removing your old backsplash {we are going to do this very soon} ... did they just score / cut the wallboard and pull it off with the old tile on it to take it down to the studs, then hang new wallboard, then tile? If you have any details to share that would be great; we're trying to decide if that is a DIY for us or a bring in a pro. Thanks, Robin

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    1. Hi Robin! Yes, they ripped down all of the old tile and drywall and then installed new drywall, then put up the new tile! ANd yes, I agree, I think I am going to install the knobs and pulls and live with it for awhile and then if I wanna glaze later..... THANK YOU!!! xoxo shel

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  14. Cabinets look amazing, I would leave plain, its such a clean line look, and once that hardware is installed, I think that will give it the extra pop without needing glazing, so pretty!

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  15. What color would you glaze them? Darker grey? Clear? I am wanting to do the same thing to my cabinets but not sure on the glaze part either.

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  16. Your backsplash turned out GORGEOUS!

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  17. LOVE your backsplash. Is there any way I can pin this on Pinterest? I can't seem to figure it out.

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  18. Hello Shelli – It looks nice! Your all pictures are beautiful and i love Backsplash and I never turn my face just I see your pictures all are amazing.

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  19. Gorgeous! Totally using this as inspiration for my own kitchen renovations :)

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  20. Love it! Found your site when I was looking for examples where the Kashmir White granite has been used - yours looks beautiful and now you have me thinking of being a bit more creative with my tiles. Do you mind if I link one of your photos to my blog as a fine example of the look? thanks from your newest Australian follower!

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  21. Looks great! I'm going to use hexagon MOP tiles as my backsplash but I'm not sure if I go 20mm or 25mm chip size. What size are your tiles?

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