Well, as I’ve mentioned several times before. My word for 2014 is FINISH and I have been putting blinders on and really focusing on finishing all the spaces that I started last year. And guess what, it’s working! I already revealed my Modern Farmhouse Bathroom and now I’m powering through the kitchen.
Our kitchen. Our poor kitchen has been under construction since last April. Yup, last April is when I started painting the kitchen cabinets and installed a new faucet and then I went on a 6 month hiatus. Did I mention that our cabinets have been half painted since last April? Yup, I’m keeping it real with you today.
This week, I’ve finished painting the cabinets (yay!), I have half of the counter tops installed and I’ve prepped for the subway backsplash and new floors.
Ok. So let’s talk floors. If you follow me on Instagram (which you should, because you get a ton of sneak peeks of things I’m working on in real-time), you may notice that I have a huge obsession with Faux Wood Tiles. I LOVE them. And I knew I wanted them for our kitchen.
Now it’s decision time. I recently discovered that The Tile Shop has a bazillion faux wood tiles to choose from. Seriously, I’ve never seen so many options. If I was going to replace ALL my flooring, I would have gone with a wood tile that had a lot more gray in it, but since our carpet in the rest of the houseis beige, I needed to go with a warmer tone.
Here are the three that I narrowed it down to and I ordered samples of:
So gorgeous, right? Here are how the pieces look together against the kitchen wall color (Travertine by Eddie Bauer/Valspar). I’m glad I ordered samples because they look a little different from they appeared online. Not in a bad way at all, they just have more textures than I was expecting and are actually more similar in tone. So basically, I would be happy with any of the choices because they were all pretty similar and I love them all. Honestly.
So here is how each piece looks online vs. in-person
2. Wood Walnut
3. Bayur Boreno
And now against our kitchen cabinets:
What do you think? My husband, mom and dad all individually picked the Wood Walnut (#2) because of the beautiful wood grains. I love it too but would ultimately be happy with any of them! I was instantly drawn to #3 but I’m thinking maybe #2 is better for long-term? Help!
And for the backsplash I’ve chosen the Imperial Bianco Bone White Subway Tile from The Tile Shop.
And if it helps you visualize how the rest of the kitchen will look, then take a look at our recent bathroom makeover that sits right off of the kitchen. The kitchen will look really similar with the concrete countertops and the white cabinets.
So what do you think? Which faux wood tile is your favorite? I am seriously dying to install it!
Special thanks to The Tile Shop for partnering with Design, Dining and Diapers on this project!