Kitchen Tile Makeover!

You guys!! The kitchen tile project I shared about last week is officially DONE. After four years, my old dingy 1980’s tile is finally gone! All the work was finished on Friday afternoon and I have to say–it’s even better than I imagined it would be. It totally transformed the look of our kitchen and somehow it even feels bigger now. I’m so happy I decided to go with my gut on this one, because this is definitely one of my all-time favorite projects EVER. I have a ton of photos to share, so let’s hop to it. But first, we have to start with a before photo of the kitchen with the old tile:

And here’s how it looks now:

Such a huge change, right?! I can’t get over how much bigger and more open the kitchen feels now. It just feels like a totally different space. So much more character and pizzaz, which is exactly what I wanted.

I was a little nervous about how this white and black tile would look with our cream colored cabinets. I thought the tile might make them look more yellow, but I was pleasantly surprised to see how well everything blends together. This new tile suits the kitchen so well. Plus the black hardware ties in perfectly with the black in the tile! PS: We purchased this tile from a local shop in the area, but I know Home Depot carries a very similar option.

I can’t help but think about all the changes we’ve made to our little fixer upper over the past four years. It was July of 2015 when we moved in and I never would have imagined what a blessing this home would be to our family. It’s been so much fun fixing this place up, making it our own, and just seeing my dreams come to life little by little.This tile kind of presents all of that for me and I’m so grateful. Thank you all for following along on this journey with us!!

Thanks so much for dropping by the blog today!! I’d love to hear what you think of the new tile. And if you have my questions or if there’s anything I didn’t mention let me know!! xo

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94 Comments

  1. Ashley wrote:

    Beautiful!

    Posted 7.22.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      thanks Ashley!

      Posted 7.23.19 Reply
  2. glenda lafont wrote:

    It looks great, Sarah.

    Posted 7.22.19 Reply
    • Kaaren Scharpe wrote:

      I absolutely love this tile and how it transformed your kitchen! I have something very similar in my laundry room. ๐Ÿ˜€

      Posted 7.22.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      thank you Glenda! xo

      Posted 7.23.19 Reply
  3. I love it, Before I read your post I thought it looked larger also. Just beautiful! I am so pleased for you and your family. My God keep on blessing you!

    Posted 7.22.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Aw thank you so much Sally! xoxo

      Posted 7.23.19 Reply
  4. Sharon N wrote:

    Beautiful!! Love it! Thanks for sharing.

    Posted 7.22.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      thank you Sharon!

      Posted 7.23.19 Reply
  5. Candace Couture wrote:

    That looks fabulous Sarah!!

    Posted 7.22.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      thanks Candace!

      Posted 7.23.19 Reply
  6. Suzee Bain wrote:

    Love it! Love the tile, the cabinets, the accessories …. your kitchen rocks!

    Posted 7.22.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Thank you Suzee!!

      Posted 7.23.19 Reply
  7. Janae wrote:

    What a beautiful kitchen! The tile makes a huge difference and it’s gorgeous!

    Posted 7.22.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Than you Janae, I am so happy with it!

      Posted 7.23.19 Reply
  8. Jena wrote:

    Looks great! So happy for you all! It made a huge difference, funny I thought the floor would be too busy, but it completely made this room!

    Posted 7.22.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Right?! I was a little nervous about that too, Jena. So glad I went with my gut on this one!

      Posted 7.23.19 Reply
  9. Dot wrote:

    Your new floor looks fabulous!! Great choice on tile.

    Posted 7.22.19 Reply
  10. Kim wrote:

    It looks FANTASTIC

    Posted 7.22.19 Reply
  11. Nikki wrote:

    I love it!! What a difference. Itโ€™s so much brighter.

    Posted 7.22.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      yes!! I love how much brighter it is now. Thank you Nikki!

      Posted 7.23.19 Reply
  12. Ruth Newton wrote:

    Wow, what a transformation!! It turned out gorgeous and so worth the wait …you might miss the refrigerator next to your chair though ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚

    Posted 7.22.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      hahah you know what I do miss it!! It was so convenient!

      Posted 7.23.19 Reply
  13. Chris wrote:

    Wowser!! Looks terrific, Sarah!

    Posted 7.22.19 Reply
  14. Mary Pickett wrote:

    I Love it. It really pops!

    Posted 7.22.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      thank you Mary!

      Posted 7.23.19 Reply
  15. robin wrote:

    It looks great – did you do the work yourself and did you have to remove the old ceramic tile?

    Posted 7.22.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      We decided to hire help for this project, which I’m so glad we did! Very much worth it to have professionals help on this one.

      Posted 7.23.19 Reply
  16. Janie wrote:

    Thanks for sharing! The tile is the perfect fit for your kitchen!

    Posted 7.22.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      thank you so much Janie!

      Posted 7.23.19 Reply
  17. Linda wrote:

    BEAUTIFUL! Made a real difference. Does make it look bigger. Great job!!!

    Posted 7.22.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      thank you Linda!!

      Posted 7.23.19 Reply
  18. Diana Reeser wrote:

    You changed out the sink faucet too! Cute!
    I love the floor. Well done!

    Posted 7.22.19 Reply
    • Tammy Albrecht wrote:

      Diana, I thought the same thing at first but I believe its the same faucet and the new photos are just edited to make it lighter. Either way it sure is pretty!

      Posted 7.22.19 Reply
      • Sarah wrote:

        Yep, you’re right Tammy–it’s the same faucet!

        Posted 7.23.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      No it’s the same faucet actually! Maybe just looks different in the lighting?!

      Posted 7.23.19 Reply
  19. Lynzee wrote:

    This looks so fresh and fun! Good choice and thanks for sharing!

    Posted 7.22.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      thank you Lynzee!!

      Posted 7.23.19 Reply
  20. kelly f streeter wrote:

    im so jealous!!!!!!! Its beautiful

    Posted 7.22.19 Reply
  21. Michele wrote:

    Love it Sarah! So so pretty!
    Could you please tell me, where did you get the kitchen hardware?

    Posted 7.22.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Hi Michele! That hardware was here when we moved in 4 years ago so I’m not sure where it’s from. I’m sorry!

      Posted 7.22.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      I wish I knew Michele! The hardware was on here when we moved in. I’m sorry!

      Posted 7.23.19 Reply
  22. Roxanna wrote:

    It’s beautiful!, in the pictures it makes your kitchen much bigger I can only what it looks like in person. Looks great!!!

    Posted 7.22.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Yes!! It feels so much bigger now. I wasn’t expecting that, but so happy with it!

      Posted 7.23.19 Reply
  23. On my gosh! Love it ,every minute of it! Do you think a similar tile would make a small bathroom look smaller? I’ve been thinking of something similar for that. xoxo๐Ÿ’–

    Posted 7.22.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Oh that’s a good question Becky! I think it could make it look bigger. Our kitchen is very small and I feel like this tile had the opposite effect I was expecting–it defiantly looks and feels much bigger now!

      Posted 7.23.19 Reply
  24. Gail wrote:

    Beautiful!! You’re blessed with a gorgeous kitchen! What a difference from before to after.๐Ÿ˜

    Posted 7.22.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      thank you Gail!! xo

      Posted 7.23.19 Reply
  25. Anne wrote:

    For me, the tile is beautiful but much too busy in such a large amount. All that truly matters though is that you and your family love it. Congratulations on creating a space that brings you joy!

    Posted 7.22.19 Reply
  26. Diane wrote:

    The tile is beautiful! The first thing I noticed was the color difference in the floor & the cream colored cabinets, & then you mentioned it in the blog. The color difference is slightly distracting to me, but thatโ€™s just my opinion.

    Posted 7.22.19 Reply
  27. Amy wrote:

    Exactly what I would have imagined in your space. Looks beautiful!

    Posted 7.22.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      aw thank you Amy!! I am so happy with it!

      Posted 7.23.19 Reply
  28. Rhonda Cesana wrote:

    Itโ€™s just amazing how much lighter it looks in your kitchen now! Just beautiful!

    Posted 7.22.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Right?! I can’t believe how much bigger it feels in there now. Pleasantly surprised!

      Posted 7.23.19 Reply
  29. Wanda Walton wrote:

    Absolutely Love It !! Great choice ! Enjoy !!

    Posted 7.22.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      thank you Wanda! xo

      Posted 7.23.19 Reply
  30. Lyndie wrote:

    Just an opinion on a public bloggers post. I love your tile pattern choice! Itโ€™s gorgeous. I have to say I do agree itโ€™s quite busy for this space. I love seeing this style in bathrooms and washrooms (smaller spaces) It makes my eyes shift too much. I feel it closes in your space. I love the look you are going for here though. Enjoy!

    Posted 7.22.19 Reply
  31. Martha Brewer wrote:

    The change is amazing. Before, even though I loved your kitchen, the cabinets sort of blended in with the floor and now, the new tile makes them stand out and brightens the whole area. Love it!

    Posted 7.22.19 Reply
  32. Miciah Hecker wrote:

    Looks great… The new tile makes the cabinets look creamer rather than yellow…

    Posted 7.22.19 Reply
  33. Natalie Frank wrote:

    Looks killer!! I bet you just wanna hang out in there even more now!!

    Posted 7.22.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Oh my goodness, yes Natalie! I LOVE this kitchen now.

      Posted 7.23.19 Reply
  34. Karen wrote:

    WOW WOW WOW beeeeautiful!!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

    Posted 7.22.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      thank you Karen! xo

      Posted 7.23.19 Reply
  35. Tammy wrote:

    Wow what a transformation! It turned out beautiful and I bet your are so excited you have your kitchen back!

    Posted 7.22.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Yesssss!! SO excited to have the kitchen back. It was a long week!

      Posted 7.23.19 Reply
  36. Deedra wrote:

    Oh my what a transformation! Beautiful! And I think it looks great with your Cream cabinets as well.

    Posted 7.22.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      thank you Deedra, I was so pleasantly surprised by how the cabinets look with the floor!

      Posted 7.23.19 Reply
  37. Candy wrote:

    Oh Sarah, I just love your kitchen floor…so perfect with your style

    Posted 7.22.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Thank you Candy, I am so glad I decided to go with my gut on this one!

      Posted 7.23.19 Reply
  38. Deborah wrote:

    Sarah, the floor and kitchen are lovely.
    Thank you for sharing this.

    Posted 7.22.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      thank you Deborah! xo

      Posted 7.23.19 Reply
  39. Brenda Johnson wrote:

    Oh Wow, it looks absolutely amazing Sarah! I’d be tickled pink with it too! Now it will be a joy to clean your floors…LOL!

    Posted 7.22.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      haha well that’s true Brenda!! I will happily keep them clean!

      Posted 7.23.19 Reply
  40. Patty Aslin wrote:

    Your floor look โ€œAWESOMEโ€! KUDOS FOR A JOB WELL DONE ๐Ÿ‘

    Posted 7.22.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      thank you Patty!!

      Posted 7.23.19 Reply
  41. Gayle wrote:

    Wow Sarah!! Love the tile! Seriously the best transformed room Iโ€™ve seen in a while!! Well done ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ
    We built our home as a new build but didnโ€™t do everything straight away…due to a lack of funds! But itโ€™s taught us a bit of patience (which never hurt anyone!!) also weโ€™ve found we appreciate the work that gets done more because itโ€™s exciting to do them step by step when we have the money rather than to have moved into a home with everything already done!!
    I bet you canโ€™t wait to get up in the morning and walk on those lovely new tiles ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜

    Posted 7.23.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Ah wow, thank you Gayle!! You are so kind to say that. And I can definitely relate to what you’re saying. This is our third fixer upper and it’s always fun to watch each house improve little by little. xoxo

      Posted 7.23.19 Reply
  42. Mary Wilson wrote:

    You did a beautiful job on your kitchen. The floor is to die for. Turned out fantastic. It looks so airy and bright. Love it!

    Posted 7.23.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      thank you so much Mary, I appreciate it!

      Posted 7.23.19 Reply
  43. karolina wrote:

    It is so beautiful, Sarah. I love it.

    Posted 7.23.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      thank you Karolina!

      Posted 7.23.19 Reply
  44. Margaret DiSanto wrote:

    OMG! I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE this! Can I have your house please? Can you come and decorate mine?!!

    Posted 7.23.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      haha you are too sweet!! Thank you Margaret! xo

      Posted 7.23.19 Reply
  45. Norma Belcher wrote:

    I love the floor, youโ€™re cabinets painted a dark grayish would really show up great against the floor, just my opinion!

    Posted 7.23.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Oh yeah, that would be pretty too!

      Posted 7.23.19 Reply
  46. Rebekah Pascucci wrote:

    Amazing! I love how much it opened up your space!! Beautiful. Now on to pinching pennies a so I can get rid of my 80โ€™s tile.

    Posted 7.23.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Isn’t it amazing how much bigger it feels?! Wasn’t expecting that but so happy with the result. Hope you can do yours soon too! xo

      Posted 7.23.19 Reply
  47. Lindsay wrote:

    Lovely. Takes your kitchen to another level sweetie! xoxo ๐Ÿ˜Š

    Posted 7.23.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      than you so much Lindsay!!

      Posted 7.23.19 Reply
  48. Lori wrote:

    Sarah,
    Your Kitchen came out beautiful. Very updated
    farm house. Love it! Enjoy your kitchen!

    Posted 7.28.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      thanks so much Lori!!

      Posted 7.29.19 Reply
  49. I love the color of the walls and the cabinets!!!

    Posted 7.29.19 Reply
  50. Linda Kay White wrote:

    Amazing!!!! What a difference the tile made. It lightens that whole area up . Great job.

    Posted 7.31.19 Reply
  51. Karen wrote:

    Wow!! Your tile pulls your kitchen together! Awesome job! God bless you and your family!!

    Posted 7.31.19 Reply

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