3.25.2010

3x6

On Tuesday Brooke came over to help me tackle my kitchen backsplash and I could not be more excited about the results. I stuck with a simple 3x6 white subway tile with white grout. The process was much easier than I had expected, but the clean up took much longer. The actual tile job took about 6 hours with only a lunch break in between. Brooke really is my hero. She doesn't have much longer till her due date and she had more stamina than I do on my best day. I really could not have done this without her. Well, her and him. He passed out tile like no other...



Sweet Brooke rocking it out. Yes, I did help, but I did stop to take a few pics in between...



The finished product, well besides the outlet covers. That will be happening tonight with the help of the hubbs...



I am so happy!

75 comments:

Victoria @ Hibiscus Bloem said...

Looks like you did a good job. You must be pretty pleased with yourself. I do like the subway tile shape so much.

The Zhush said...

Yay! Great job, and just happens to be my favorite backsplash choice! (Love it when they power nap like that.)

bluehydrangea said...

Paula, it looks great!! Y'all did a fantastic job!! Need a summer job? I've got a few things I need tiled!!

Maria said...

i love it, what an awesome job!

Design Esquire said...

It looks awesome!

Vanessa said...

It looks amazing! Great job Paula and Brooke.

Staley Mc said...

That looks great!! Yall did an amazing job!

ms. less is always more said...

YEAH! Looks great... I just LOVE simple subway tiles.

Smitten Design said...

that looks so great- i don't think you'll ever get sick of the subway backsplash. how wonderful to have a helper get that done.

My Yellow House said...

Wow! I just found your blog and have to say that everything is just beautiful! Your backsplash turned out perfect - so pretty and fresh looking. What a difference it makes!
:) Sarah

Blueprint Bliss said...

I'm so glad you like it! It was a fun day!

Donna said...

LOVE white subway tile...looks great!

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Jules said...

It looks classic! Great job to you and your helper:)

sarah, flourish design + style said...

You guys are GOOD! It's gorgeous. Lovely. So crisp.. oh I'm a fan! I also love your cabinet color.. I know you want to paint them, we had that tone in our last home, I think they're gorgeous. How great do they tie in with your buffett vignette ( the one I adore!! ) xoxo

vanessa said...

Yea! It looks great!

Heather said...

Looks great! I'm impressed!

marian said...

looks awesome! this is inspiration for me to tackle mine!

Haven and Home said...

Two of my favorite ladies working on a home project? I'm in Heaven! I just commented on BPB that I REALLY want Brooke to come over, she may have another career. Your kitchen looks fabulous!

Ashley Layne said...

This looks great Paula! Very excited for you. You are such a hard worker!

tammy said...

looks fantastic!

Rosa said...

Sweet! I love home improvement DIY. Great choice: simple and modern.

A Taste of T said...

Yes it looks amazing!

The Neo-Traditionalist said...

WOW! So professional! Congrats on a beautiful job well done! Wish my kitchen were half as sparkling : )
XO Katie

Lauren said...

Looks great, good job you two!

Pink Wallpaper said...

y'all did such a great job!! how fun to have a blogger friend help you out :)

Anna/Quilted Giraffe said...

Well done! So inspiring.

Stephanie said...

Looks great Paula! Love the rectangle shape versus a square.

Jennifer said...

It looks soooo good! You guys should take your show on the road ... to my house :)

teresa-bug said...

Looks GREAT! I just love Subway tile!

Design Darling said...

paula, i LOVE it! you two did a great job and the look is so fresh and simple. as an aside to your gorgeous kitchen, i just added you to my new "on the daily" list of favorite reads!

The Hoppers said...

Looks good! Did you cut the tiles yourself? I really like it.

Tara said...

Ooh, it looks great! Well done you two.

SogniSorrisi said...

Lovely! Great job.

Susie (So Blessed) said...

what a great job y'all did! brooke never ceases to amaze me with the projects she will undertake! she wants me to re-tile my backsplash...but her dad is not in agreement (yet)...maybe we could just do it ourselves...hummm...that's an idea!
hope you enjoy your new look in your kitchen.

susie

Dayka (Life +Style) said...

looks great! i need to learn how to tile . . . .

Katie said...

Great job!! That doesn't seem like it's too bad of a project!

Full House said...

what a great friend...cute little helper and LOVE the subway tile.

Katy said...

White subway tile - always lovely and classic. It looks fantastic! Great job!

Rachel said...

Great job Brooke and Paula!!

Amber B. said...

I adore that! Makes me want to start tiling....

Sit. Relax. Gossip. said...

It looks great!

You make it look so easy that I might just be tempted to try this out someday.

Julie said...

Looks beautiful... I love white subway tile!

megan said...

Fabulous job ladies!

Ami said...

that looks great!!!

PS~Erin said...

Oh my goodness: It looks awesome!! Y'all did a great job! Did you rent a wet saw, or how did you cut the tiles?

Courtney said...

We tiled our backsplash in January. It makes such a difference. You and Brooke did a great job!

Estelle said...

Wow, I can't believe you did that yourself. It looks amazingly professional. Well done!

ampersandity said...

wow, that is beyond impressive. it would be a dream to be able to do this myself without hiring someone! great job!!!

MatersandMelons said...

Looks great!

A Perfect Gray said...

I am sooo impressed. looks wonderful. you are blessed with a wonderful friend to tackle this with you. and such a classic tile choice. super!

Kathysue said...

Paula, OMG!! THis looks so good!! I can see why you are so excited. I am always amazed by your gals that are hands-On!! I only have vision, absolutely no skills when it comes to this, Looks wonderful and what a wonderful friend Brooke is to help do this with you, Enjoy it , it looks wonderful, Happy Thursday to you!! Kathysue

Joslyn said...

looks fantastic!!

Sunny Jones said...

AH-mazing! looks great

La Maison Fou said...

Great job!
I luv the subway tile.
L.

LindsB said...

IT looks amazing!! I love how it came out, and what better fun than to do it with a friend!

Kayna said...

beautiful!

la la Lovely said...

Great job!!! Looks fabulous!

Slumber Designs said...

What amazing results!! It makes the kitchen look so rich. Good choice girl!

Gaia said...

Well done! GOOD JOB GIRLS!

It's perfect!

carolina postcard said...

I'm so impressed. I love subway tile + it looks totally professional. Good work!

Grace said...

Gorgeous. The backsplash makes your kitchen look so finished. Way to go, doing it yourself too.

Joyce said...

I would be doing the yippee dance if I were you. You did a fab job!! I love it too. xo

Marija said...

You get things done! This looks terrific. And I love the b/w images. And I think it's awesome that you immediately put all of your stuff back and snapped some pics. You are so motivated!! Marija

Sarah said...

Perfection. I can't believe you and your preggars friend did this. Bravo.

Sarah said...

Perfection. I can't believe you and your preggars friend did this. Bravo.

Destination Inspiration said...

Yay Paula! You finally got your backsplash, I like it in the white, it looks so great. Congrats

eden lang said...

it looks so great! I am so excited for you!! and I am very impressed with you ladies! love the white subway tile.

Stephanie Sabbe said...

looks great. subway tiles are my fave.

MB said...

Well done! Your kitchen looks awsome! I love your kettle too:)

Dandelion and Grey said...

I tell you, there's nothing better than white subway tile. It looks GREAT!

Cassie said...

And so you should be 'so happy' - you are a talented lady and I just adore the tiles!

xx

Jen of Made By Girl said...

Great - looks like new! Those are probably the tiles I am going to place in my future kitchen...love subway tiles.

Jen Ramos
www.madebygirl.com
madebygirl.blogspot.com
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Kelly said...

Looks great. I have had these on my list...for awhile...might be time to start a project!

Brandie said...

It looks great! I'm always a fan of classic subway tiles. Good job :)