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And we have a backsplash at last!!!!! No more looking at bare studs! Thank you Lord!!!!!

The funny thing is that the decorative painting company that I owned for 16 years did all of the faux finishes in this house 9 years ago and now I am paying to have our work covered up. lol. 


So this was our kitchen before. See the fauxed walls we did years ago and the dark slate backsplash?


I realllllllllllllly wanted to draw attention to the big window and to make the island more of a gathering place.

I loved our kitchen backsplash in the last house, which you can see here. It was a combination of arabesque pattern and a tiny bit of subway tile (if you know me I am not a fan of subway tile). We had worked with the Tile Shop in Shawnee, Kansas on the last kitchen and it went so well I wanted to work with them again. 

So here’s what we’ve done in the kitchen so far:

  • New {BLUE} Kitchen Island, see here
  • Lovely Faux Marble Counters, see here
  • Glam Gold Hardware, see here
  • Cool new gray walls, see here

Once we made those first kitchen changes, the kitchen felt 20 years younger and 20 pounds lighters. LOL.  And I was dreaming of a kitchen backsplash that would really make the unique arched picture window stand out. 

So here’s what I picked …

Kitchen Backsplash Jennifer ALlwood Final Choice ver 1

I am obsessed with all things mirror so this should be no surprise to you. It glistens, blings and glitters when the sun and lights hit it. I love it! This tile has Italian carrara marble (which I loved in my last kitchen) with blue moonstone and antique mirror accents. 



Kitchen Backsplash Jennifer Allwood

This tile sample is called “Northbrook w/Mirror and Stone”, which you can see and purchase online here. It could go horizontally or vertically but we wanted for it to make the space look tall and draw the eye up.


Mirrored TIle Backsplash Jennifer Allwood

So we installed it vertically. Clean lines, yet very shiny and sophisticated!


Mirrored TIle Backsplash Jennifer Allwood

And the tile installers had to do some fancy pieces to hide the bullnosed walls. 


Mirrored TIle Backsplash Jennifer Allwood

And here is how it turned out!!!! (ignore the white cabinet full of crap and the paper still on the floors! lol)

I’m obsessed with how the tile turned out and can’t say enough good things about working the Tile Shop in Shawnee again on this kitchen. If you are local to Kansas City…. you must go check out their showroom.  And we had Flawless Floors in Kansas City do the installation. TOP NOTCH both of them!


Mirrored TIle Backsplash Jennifer Allwood

I’m a smitten kitten. The tile is just so light and sparkly and it’s like jewelry in my kitchen!

I promise the ENTIRE KITCHEN REVEAL is coming very soon. First we need to install our new glam light fixtures that will match the gold hardware and still keep that “open feeling” and leave the window as the highlight. That post is coming next week!

If you want to see more of our new home projects, go here.

I’m also having so much fun posting on Instagram stories about our progress- find me on IG @jenniferallwood.



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