It is a nice big kitchen but needs something to add a little interest. This weekend we began by putting in a tile back splash. We used a really cool product that adheres the tile to the wall before you grout. It was fairly simple although I didn't do the work myself. I had my very talented husband for that part.
Our first step was to put this two sided sticky plastic on the wall where we would later lay the tile.
We were able to grout immediately after sticking the tiles to the wall.
After the grout was sponged away the tile was left with a thin layer of haze that had to be sanded and wiped away four hours after the grouting process. All in all it was a fairly fast and easy project.
I am not going to show you the finished product yet because we still have several steps in our updating plan.
1. New paint color
2. New light fixtures
The current color of the kitchen is (as you can see from the photo above) a yellow that is just a tad too bright. It actually isn't as bright as it shows in the picture but you get the idea. The rest of the main level of our home is painted a lovely shade of beige.
Martha Stewart MS 28 Woven Flax
We don't want to paint the kitchen the same color. The counter tops are black and so we would like to incorporate a little bit of gray into the room. One of my top choices right now is Castle Path from Behr.
This picture shows a room painted in Castle Path.
My second choice is a bit darker.
Behr - Ashwood
After the room is painted we are going to be looking for several new light fixtures. At this point there is only recessed lighting in the entire kitchen. We plan on putting a pendant light over the sink as well as a large fixture over the bar. Here is some light fixture inspiration:
I'm so excited about how these projects are going to transform our kitchen!