Kitchen Backsplash & Counter Tops

Yes a few of us still have Formica counter tops!


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Now that we’ve installed our new stove and vent hood, time to dress it up! For four years I have look through magazines, Pinterest and every DIY show to get ideas on what to do with our kitchen. Time and time again, when I would see a kitchen with white subway tile I would get excited!

I chose white subway tile because they are so timeless and classy. Another good reason, they are one of the least expensive tiles to buy! I think choosing the white tile gives our kitchen a fresh simple look, which I like.

I was watching a program on HGTV, this person was looking at a home that had Formica counter tops and he said, “I didn’t know that Formica was still around!” Ha-ha! Yes a few of us still have Formica counter tops! Laminate/Formica is a great choice if you are on a budget, which is why we chose Formica.

We purchased our Formica online at Cabinetmaker Warehouse. They have such an awesome selection! We chose Blackstone-Formica Laminate Etching Finish. The white subway tile we purchased at Home Depot.

Dale used BC plywood to make the new counter tops.

Installing subway tiles.

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 Down to the details!

We choose the dark gray grout, good contrast.

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 After the grout cured, we apply two coats of grout sealer.

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The finished look!

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Thank you for visiting!

“The best part of renovating is when you’re done, you get to DRESS it up!”-Elizabeth Phillips

Author: Elizabeth Phillips

Life style blogger. Wife to Dale Phillips, Mother to two daughters Irene and Mary and a grandmother of four. Love photography and all forms of art. Love reading books, magazines and studying the bible. My guilty pleasure is eating chocolate ice cream. My favorite foods, cheese burgers and love grill chicken! My all time favorite is enjoying a cup of coffee with a friend. Good conversations happen when drinking coffee together! Most of all I love hanging out with my husband he is the coolest guy I know.

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