1. Wow… super impressed that you did it all on your own. I’m not sure I could have pulled that off! Looks amazing!

  2. I think you are doing my dream kitchen. The tile is beautiful.

  3. You rocked that tile water! So impressed with how professional it looks!
    Kelly @ View Along the Way

  4. Stunning! I love the tile you chose. Grrr…now I’m re thinking installing a back splash in my kitchen. PS,don’t even get me started on “those” craigslist people.

  5. Wow, you did a great job. How much are those cutters? I don’t have enough space to do such, but I sure love every tiny detail of you kitchen. Did you have any uh oh’s while cutting the tiles? And I agree with you about all white. I don’t want any stainless steel in my kitchen, it is small enough without all the extra off color of it. And the fingerprints show so bad. Now Steve told me it was the quality of the stainless that does the finger prints, but I still don’t want it either. My coffee maker is white and stainless and that is even too much for me.

  6. Looks amazing! Love the white appliances. Makes me think that mine aren’t so bad after all!

  7. I love your process. So clean and easy to follow. You make tiling look easy 🙂 I am paying close attention as I will be tiling the back wall in my master bath in a month or two…

  8. This is so great! I can’t wait to work on my kitchen this summer – totally going to refer to this post when I do my backsplash!!!

  9. I have yet to do a tile project myself (my hubs did all of the tiling in our last house) but you make it look easy! I’ve been debating doing the powder room floor – would make such a difference!

  10. Were the green spacers easier to use than the other ones? Ours kept falling out when I was tiling the accent wall,which made me a little bit crazy…more the sound of them falling on the floor, it drove me nuts! I’m also on a self imposed Craigslist ban after some local sellers started beating and robbing people in our area when the buyer would come to pick up their purchase!

  11. Looks great! Yup, I’m looking on doing some tile work in the near future, too. For the bathrooms and the kitchen, too!

  12. Caitlin @ Desert Domicile says:

    You make tiling look so easy! Sorry to hear about your stove. Craigslist is becoming very shady and I’ve stopped using it. Hopefully Karma will repay the sellers a visit in the future 🙂

  13. You did so, so good! I would be terrified to take on this project. My old house is all kinds of crooked!

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

  14. I love it! You are so clever.
    I have been looking for tiles like that for my kitchen splashback but can’t seem to find any like that in Australia. I also love the white on white!

  15. Great job Julia! This project has been on my to-do list forever but it seems like some other “idea” always gets in the way. When I finally get to it I’m planning to use the exact tile you chose 🙂 It’s looks so bright and airy. Love it.

  16. I’m so sorry about Craigslist 🙁 I’ve learned it can be either really awesome or really awful. But it all looks great 🙂

  17. So beautiful! If we end up not moving I’m definitely going to give this a try, I’m so tired of my old backsplash and it’s definitely not “me” anymore.

  18. It looks great! I’m so impressed that you did it all by yourself! I think you should have left those green spacers up, though, for a cheery pop of color 😉

  19. Shavonda@AHomeFullOfColor says:

    You did such an awesome job Julia. I want subway tile soooo bad, but I am waaay to intimidated to give it a try. If you mess up by even an inch those grout lines are not forgiving. You made it look super easy though:)

  20. Mekenzie @ interiorsbykenz.com says:

    Look at you go! I’m really impressed. I’m still too scared to attempt tile. I’ve hired it out every time 🙁 I’m ashamed.

  21. You look like a pro! I would be scared to use the tile saw. (Was it yours or did you rent it?)

    The tile is beautiful, Julia! You did a wonderful job.

  22. Incredible Julia. The marble is so beautiful! Pinned and I am hugely jealous of your gorgeous countertops too!!

  23. This turned out gorgeous and I am beyond impressed that you did it all.by.yourself!! Way to go Julia!! The backsplash is on our to do list and I really love this tile! Thanks for the tutorial!!

  24. Hi Julia, really really beautiful work. Your backsplash an inspiration! I’m DIY-ing my kitchen and have selected a similar tile from The Tile Shop and am now trying to decide on a grout color. There are three whites from The Tile Shop in the “unsanded” category – brilliant white, standard white, and antique white. Do you by chance happen to remember which one you went with? I love the way it works with the marble.

    1. Hi Kathryn, sorry for my delayed response but I was away.
      I’m actually not sure at all. I left it up to them and I don’t have the bag anymore. It’s definitely not the antique white. That’s for sure.
      Sorry! Maybe they can tell you!?!?

  25. Love your kitchen! I am also starting a marble backsplash and wondered if you sealed the marble before grouting? Some websites recommend and other don’t mention it. What’s your thoughts

    1. Hi Erin, no I didn’t seal them. We’ve had them for several years now and they look great.

  26. Hi – your kitchen looks great! How did you end up finishing the exposed tile edges? (Where you started applying the tile)

    1. I just ended the exposed edges with a same-sized tile that had a rounded edge. Hope that helps.

  27. John Marble says:

    Bit of advise for some people, when you center the wall – dont always start with the edge of the tile at the center…you may end up with a tiny cut either side, work it out first and if needs be have the center of the tile at the center of the wall.

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