Richard H writes to us, explaining his recent kitchen makeover project with these words:
“Project took four days. Included special coaster panel above sink. See before and after pics.”
His no-nonsense description notwithstanding, we simply love how his new kitchen turned out! The before photo shows Richard’s unfurnished kitchen and dining area. With walls already painted a sunny yellow and the cupboard and cabinet doors a clean white, all that’s lacking are backsplash tiles to complete the look.
Richard purchased the Cafe au Lait Cracked Joint Brick Layout marble mosaic tiles from the Glass Tile Store. The gorgeous combination of dark, light emperador, and crema marfil colors is easy on the eyes while the polished finish does the job of keeping the backsplash area neat and stain-free.
Looking closely at the backsplash portion above the white ceramic kitchen sink and fixtures, you can see Richard’s framed coaster collection from his travels. The colorful squares juxtaposed with the cracked joint-look marble mosaic tiles brighten up the small kitchen effortlessly.
With careful lighting, pared-down kitchen furnishing, and polished granite countertops, Richard has created a cheerful kitchen that is both warm and highly functional.