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DIY Marble Backsplash in the Kitchen

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I know all the cool kids are doing the white subway tile, which I actually love also. But my kitchen has white cabinets and white countertops, so a little contrast was in order. I've always loved the look of marble on a backsplash, the elegance that it gives a room. So we went with a marble subway tile backsplash. It was a ton of hard work, but the end result was worth it!
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Tiling is not as scary as I thought it would be, this was my first time ever tiling. It was extremely messy and time consuming and exhausting though! So many cuts...
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We moved the oven out of the way (after turning off all the power) and I nailed a 1x2 board in its place to act as a guide for the tile.
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We chose to use a ready made tile adhesive for this project and used 55 boxes of 8 tiles from Lowes.
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For the raw edges I purchased a pencil tile, this gives it a more finished and refined look.
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Here's the before. Just a plain wall with the builder grade backsplash lip which we had to rip off.
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I covered the countertops and laid out my tiles beforehand so I could get an even ratio of colors.
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It was slow going because of all the many outlets I had to work around. I purchased a cheap tile saw which helped immensely.
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Although it was one of the most exhausting projects I've ever done, it was so worth it! Check out my blog post for all the details.

To see more: http://www.honeybearlane.com/2015/09/my-diy-marble-backsplash.html

  • Sara Conor
    Sara Conor Pawtucket, RI

    Perfect tile choice! It really pulled the entire room together. Did you miss your calling?!

  • Eroque022810

    Gorgeous. I love what you did and boy does it make a difference. Don't get me wrong the original look was beautiful as well but this I have never seen done and it is simply beautiful and very high end you will get that money back if you sell.

  • Anna
    Anna Costa Mesa, CA

    Bravo! You have added a rare beauty to your home, one that will not fade away. These are the very things we marvel at, in historical homes, that have withstood the test of time. I hope you find happiness there, for many years:)

  • Susan
    Susan Hollywood, FL

    Fantastic. You made your kitchen look so high-end compared to the before pic. Beautiful.

  • Goertzkk

    so pretty !

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