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 the bible. 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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