In the end, the white was too white. The blue? Awesome. We knew we wanted a subway tile and while we would have preferred a larger tile size, we couldn't find one that fit our price range. We got this stuff at Home Depot for $8.97/sq.ft. Not bad.
Here's where i left you with the last kitchen update:
Great. Lets get started.
First things - get rid of that 4" granite surround. (*Fun fact: for the price you pay for all that extra granite that doesn't do any good, you could put that money towards a full-wall backsplash. Do that instead.) Get at it with a blade...
Now, because i insisted that the tile be lined up with the counter as opposed to the cabinets, we had an issue with a lightplate.
Luckily, Chris is my husband and he's your modern MacGyver. So he fashioned a little contraption to raise the light plate about .5" off the wall. Our son helped:
We ended up getting all new light plates, light switches, and outlets (a few were loose and we didn't want to chance anything). Once all those were changed, we can call it DONE...for now...
Next month, i REALLY want to put some crown moulding on top of the cabinets because it looks naked up there. And i don't appreciate things on top of cabinets aside from chicken wire spheres...which i'm seriously considering.