New Kitchen Backsplash

When we shared our kitchen cabinet makeover a couple weeks ago, I was on the fence about keeping the old travertine backsplash. Well, I hopped off the fence and replaced it this weekend!

Hooray for extremely affordable penny tile! I am now fully in love with our kitchen. It doesn't feel pieced together anymore; it feels like we designed a custom kitchen for ourselves. 

Here's the old backsplash that we inherited from the previous owners. It's a perfectly nice backsplash, but it clashed with our newly painted white and grey cabinets. We put the new backsplash right on top of it, which made the whole project fairly simple. My dad helped us out with the backsplash – thanks Dad!

This is the same tile (grey penny porcelain mosaic from Floor & Decor) we used for the guest bathroom makeover. I loved it so much in that room, and I knew it would be perfect for the kitchen. Plus, it's darn near impossible to beat the $3/sq ft price tag. Our store was running out of the tile, so we bought every last bit. And we needed almost every little piece to finish this backsplash!

For the grout, we used "Bright White" sanded grout from Home Depot. The grout is so important with penny tile because the round shape leaves a lot of room between tiles.

It's becoming harder and harder to remember what this kitchen originally looked like when we bought the house. It was so much darker.Three shades of yellow on the walls? No thanks!



I think the kitchen is finally done. Until next week, that is! ;)

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  1. Looks great! And...it looks bigger, even though I know it isn't...

    1. It feels bigger and that's all that matters! (To me, anyway.) Haha!

  2. This is gorgeous! And you ABSOLUTELY made the right decision replacing the backsplash! It looks like a whole new kitchen.

    1. Thanks Carolyn; I appreciate the affirmation! We definitely feel like we did the right thing even though it's a shame to waste a perfectly good stone backsplash.

  3. Wow! What a difference. It's so bright and fresh. It has now passed into the designer kitchen status. Absolutely gorgeous, Jordan!!

    1. Thanks Sherri! Isn't it crazy what $150 worth of tile can do?

  4. Looks amazing. Looks so much bigger now.

    1. Thanks Jodi! Painting things white is a miracle worker.

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