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Kitchen Makeover–New Carrara Marble Backsplash

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 This post is sponsored by Floor & Decor, but all opinions are my own.

I am so excited to be back today to share the next installment of our kitchen makeover. As I mentioned in this post HERE about our kitchen makeover and showed in my inspiration board below, I had our backsplash tile in progress–and now it is complete!

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Over the last few months we have had the pleasure of partnering up with the Floor & Decor stores.  Christy participated in the new Floor & Decor Savannah store’s “Grand Opening” and you can read about it HERE. In that post she also shared more about current decor trends and all the fabulous products Floor & Decor carries to help update your home, you must check it out, I was totally inspired by it! I am sure Savannah residents are thrilled to now have this great resource for flooring and tile in their area now too.

I had the fun task of selecting a product {which I will say choosing from everything they have was so hard!} to use in my home to show how easy it is to update your home with Floor & Decor. Talk about perfect timing, this opportunity came right as we were planning to overhaul the kitchen in our new home and were in need of a backsplash so it was pretty easy to pick a direction to go. Their tile selection is phenomenal and they have these wonderful in-store displays to inspire you if you need ideas.

Before selecting anything I did have to spend quite a while wandering through the store looking at everything else they have–like this gorgeous slab of white granite that would just work so perfectly on my island, wouldn’t it? Do you love my photobomber? She is my shopping partner in crime, and I can definitely say it is always much more entertaining having her along.

 

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But, back to the backsplash. After looking at ALL the tile in the store and they really have a HUGE selection, I settled on the marble. Now that the tile is installed, I can honestly say I am so glad I didn’t grab something generic at the local home improvement store. Since I know I probably won’t have marble counters again {you can read my experience HERE}, but I love, love, LOVE how marble looks, incorporating this style of tile into the backsplash made perfect sense. My conservative side said to just go with a classic white subway tile but in the end, I went with what I love and it seems that always makes me happiest.

 

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I’ll stop right here and say, while I love the tile I am not a huge fan of the way the cool marble mixes with my current busier and “warmer” granite. That means eventually these countertops will just have to get replaced, something I have been planning to do down the road anyway, but in the meantime, we’ll make it work. Since the dark, reddish cabinets will get updated with white paint here fairly shortly I think it will all blend much more nicely together once that is done.

 

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This tile is gorgeous, it caught my eye as soon as I walked in the store. In the end, while tiling a backsplash is a simple and easy DIY project, we have a friend who tiles for a living and my husband convinced me to involve him in this job. It was well worth it, his tile work was exacting and perfect. Mine would have been a bit more slapdash {my husband knows me well!}, so this was a good choice, he did an amazing job.

 

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