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Paper Mache Deer Head
Want to impress a 6 year old? DIY a Latch Containers Advent Calendar
White, Gold and Blue Wreath for the Holidays
Vinegar Solutions you’ve gotta try on Hometalk
Halloween Mason Jars
Copper Leaf Lamp Makeover just in time for Fall
DIY Gold Leaf Wall Art + Apartment Therapy Contest
My New DIY Designer Pot and Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree from IKEA
Crates an easy Toy Storage solution
Homemade Butcher Block Cleaner
Homemade Foot Stool
Fabric Covered Plywood
Fabric Covered Cork board In Dining Area
Burlap Wreath
How to make your Post-It’s
How to give your terra cotta pots an aged look
Gold Home Office Accessories
DIY mini kitchen rolling cart
DIY project; a basket to organize my kitchen counter
A Homemade Mother’s Day Gift for my Mother-in-law
IKEA bar stools spring makeover
Coming up: next DIY projects
DIY personalized birthday mug
DIY and organizing a pantry (part II)
DIY and organizing a pantry (part I)
3 easy Easter projects
Lucky Gold Elephant
DIY Desktop Carousel
Valentine Heart Wreath
Dipped Wooden Spoons in paint
My Craft Room
My Craft Room Organization and Storage ideas
How to install a Pegboard in a craft room DIY project
Bonus room; soon to be craft/office room UPDATED STATUS II
Easy Homemade toy for our toddler
DIY projects: How paint makes a difference
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas; Snow and Christmas decor
Inexpensive home made gifts for the Holidays
DIY Play dough for the Holidays
Gift wrapping ideas for the Holidays with brown craft paper
DIY Christmas ornaments
Homemade snow globes using mason jars
Decorate your space for the Holidays with these 3 inexpensive DIY projects using burlap
Advent Christmas Calendar
DIY projects … slight obsession with RED part II
Slight obsession with RED
Oups! What did I get myself into!
IKEA BILLY Bookcase Revamped (simple and small DIY projects)
DIY Grow chart
DIY Chalkboard
Reclaimed my old brown IKEA LEKSVIK desk
The Before and After of my old wicker baskets
The “BEFORE” and “AFTER” of my small home office

Choosing a new kitchen backsplash

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OK, I know, I’ve mentioned this many times before in my tweets, we are having a complete kitchen and living room renovation in our tiny townhouse.

The renovation should be over very soon, I’m at the point, where I can’t wait to see the final result, but we still need to wait a couple of more days to see it. Once, this renovation will be over, I will be sharing my pictures and whole experience with you.

Here is a sneak pick for the curious ones:  a picture of how our new kitchen looked like last Saturday evening, more work is to come in the next days.

Our kitchen in construction

Yesterday, we choose our new kitchen backsplash! FINALLY! 

It was a big decision.

We went to Home Depot  with my mother-in-law and hubby to choose the one we preferred. Once we made our decision, we knew it was the best one for us.

This is the one:   Costa Ledgestone from HOME DEPOT

 

Costa Ledgestone from HOME DEPOT Costa Ledgestone from HOME DEPOT

Before choosing our new backsplash, we had a vague idea of what it should be, but we hadn’t decided on anything yet.

I had a lot of questions and ideas in my mind and there are so many choices out there and so many colors and textures to choose from – the task can become daunting and long, particularly when you’ve never done anything like this before.

In desperate need of ideas before our Sunday trip, I browsed and created myself a new board Kitchen Backsplash Inspirations on Pinterest , I pinned some pictures from these well-know sites.

These are a couple of things we needed to consider before choosing our backsplash:

-color of our new kitchen cabinets (for us vanilla glaze): we needed a contrast, before choosing the ledge stone, we had chosen “travertine” with different cream tones, it was beautiful but didn’t offer the much-needed pop of color in our kitchen.

-color of countertop (for us light beige granite)

-color of our hardwood floors (for us dark brown)

-color of our appliances (for us stainless steel): all stainless steel appliances, can offer a beautiful, elegant, luxurious and polished style in your kitchen, except in our previous kitchen it created a cold space. So, to avoid the same mistake, we choose this ledge stone with beautiful earthy tones to offer a warm kitchen and it added texture.

Here are the pictures I pinned  , they helped me make the final decision (my hubby and mother-in-law, were both very helpful)

Kitchen Backsplash Inspiration via Pinterest

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from blog.kitchendesignonline.net

Kitchen Backsplach Inspiration

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from ef-learning.blogspot.com

Kitchen Backsplash Inspiration

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from Houzz.com

Kitchen Backsplash inspiration

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from bhg.com

Kitchen Backsplash inspiration ledgestone

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from franoverholt.com

Ledgestone kitchen backsplash inspiration

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from google.ca

Ledgestone Kitchen backsplash inspiration via Pinterest

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from kitchencraft.com

If you follow my blog, you know I love these spaces because they are cozy and would love to have my family and friends around. Now, I just need that banquette (earlier post), I keep dreaming about.

So, if you need some inspiration for a new kitchen backsplash, you are welcome to visit my “Kitchen Backsplash Inspirations” board on Pinterest.

I will be posting the before and after of my kitchen very soon!

Thanks again for stopping by!

IV

 

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  • petit4chocolatier says:

    All are beautiful! Renovated the kitchen several years ago and used a lot of pine wood, granite and tiles. I have a large chalk board behind the sink counter. A lot of work, but definitely worth the effort. Best room of the house. Your kitchen looks sensational already! I love all your choices. If I had a choice I would love the yellow tile look in the one picture, possibly in another colour-red!! Enjoy your Home Depot visits and write a journal. You could have a great idea for a do and don’ts!! I know many would love to see it and learn from it.

    November 23, 2012 at 7:14 am
  • now at home mom says:

    Thank you very much Judy! 🙂 very nice of you to say! Our kitchen renovation is done but the contractor didn’t order the correct lower cabinets, so we still have to wait for them, I could take pictures of our new-almost complete kitchen but I might wait! BTW, the accessories, I painted in red , I put them in the kitchen to give the kitchen a new life! We love it a lot and we spend a lot of time in our kitchen & like you, we think our kitchen too is one of the most lovely room in our house! 🙂 Very good idea about writing about my Home Depot visits! 🙂 !!! 🙂

    November 23, 2012 at 10:19 am

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