New Kitchen Tile Progress!

If you’ve been following along over on Instagram the past few days you might know that we are currently in the middle of having new tile installed in our kitchen. I’ve been dreaming about doing this project for years now, so I’m kind of in disbelief that we’re actually doing it! I’ve been sharing little updates on IG stories every day, but I know many of you aren’t on social media, so I wanted to pop in today to share a few photos of the progress so far. Of course I’ll do a post once everything is completed, but I also think it’s fun to share the process as well. Okie dokie, here’s at look at the old kitchen tile and a small sample of what we’re doing:

Eeeek! Isn’t is pretty?! I’ve always loved black and white mosaic tile. I know it’s not for everyone, but I feel like it gives any space so much character, plus the black and white is a timeless look. That tile sample is actually from Home Depot and even though it’s not exactly the tile we are going with, it’s super similar. I used this little square to help me envision how things might look when it was finished.

Demo started on Sunday and for this project we decided to hire contractors to do it for us. Laying tile floor isn’t something we have experience with, so we saved up our pennies and decided to let the professionals handle this one.

Next up was laying the subfloor that goes under the tile. This took longer than expected because apparently our kitchen floor is very uneven in a few spots. Just another fun thing about living in a house built in the 1980s! Finally on Tuesday the tile started to go down. Here’s how it’s looking so far:

Such a huge change, right?! I am already LOVING this new floor and I cannot wait to see how this kitchen looks once everything is finished. I’m just so excited and thrilled to finally be doing this project–I’ve been dreaming about this for years now! Anyway, I’m hoping everything is finished up by this weekend. so I will definitely be sharing a look at the finished kitchen soon!! Stay tuned!! xo

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40 Comments

  1. glenda lafont wrote:

    going to be great

    Posted 7.18.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      thanks Glenda! xo

      Posted 7.18.19 Reply
  2. Wendy wrote:

    That is beautiful!
    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!

    Posted 7.18.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      yay! Thank you Wendy!

      Posted 7.18.19 Reply
      • Megan Whitaker wrote:

        Are you doing this yourself or did you hire someone? Iโ€™m considering doing ours by ourselves. Just curious ๐Ÿ˜Š

        Posted 7.18.19 Reply
        • Vicki wrote:

          She said in the post they were hiring it done by professionals. Looks great!

          Posted 7.18.19 Reply
  3. Sheila wrote:

    Looking great Sarah! Such a great choice!

    Posted 7.18.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      thank you Sheila!!

      Posted 7.18.19 Reply
  4. Deedra wrote:

    That’s going to be absolutely beautiful! And I agree that it will a very classic look!

    Posted 7.18.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      thank you so much Deedra!! I can’t wait to see it finished.

      Posted 7.18.19 Reply
  5. Linda wrote:

    This day and age I see a lot of wood floors in the kitchen. I’m so glad to see you’ve done something different. The tiles look fabulous! Thank you for sharing.

    Posted 7.18.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Thanks Linda! We did think about wood floor but I wanted something with a bit more pizazz.

      Posted 7.18.19 Reply
  6. Jmac wrote:

    I just put this tile (similar) in my lakehouse bathroom!! Love it ever so…will send ya pic to email!

    Posted 7.18.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Oh yes please do!!

      Posted 7.18.19 Reply
  7. Chris wrote:

    It is perfect, Sarah!!! The crowning jewel to the rest of your cream/black scheme!

    Posted 7.18.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      ah thank you Chris!! I am SO excited!!

      Posted 7.18.19 Reply
  8. Pam Schaeffer wrote:

    Love it!!!

    Posted 7.18.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      thanks Pam!

      Posted 7.18.19 Reply
  9. Margaret DiSanto wrote:

    Sarah! You are so lucky! I also have dreamed of this tile….on a smaller scale, in my bathroom. It is stunning! I am soooooo jealous! Congrats on moving forward with it. I LOVE IT!

    Posted 7.18.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Thank you Margaret, I have admired this tile for years too. I am just so excited we are actually doing it!!

      Posted 7.18.19 Reply
  10. Mary Ann wrote:

    Will you use white grout? I’m doing a similar project in my entryway and am worried white grout will get dirty quickly!

    Posted 7.18.19 Reply
  11. Linda wrote:

    Love,love,love it! Canโ€™t wait to see the finished kitchen!!!

    Posted 7.18.19 Reply
  12. Melanie wrote:

    Very pretty!

    Posted 7.18.19 Reply
  13. Moriah wrote:

    Looks great!!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜. Itโ€™s going to be stunning

    Posted 7.18.19 Reply
  14. Susan wrote:

    Gorgeous! I stopped in my tracks, because it is almost the exact same tile we have in our bathroom (I think your first pic sample is the one we have). Can’t wait to see the finished result!!

    Posted 7.18.19 Reply
  15. Kara-Lynn Flockhart wrote:

    You give such positive energy and inspiration for creating a beautiful home! The floor looks amazing! Thank you for the vibes. Can I ask what color are your cabinets painted? And, is there a white you would recommend for kitchen cabinets?

    Posted 7.18.19 Reply
  16. Pat Jones wrote:

    Beautiful! At first I thought it would be WAY to busy but it really isnโ€™t. I love it but would have never selected it. I was sure wrong on that one๐Ÿ‘

    Posted 7.18.19 Reply
  17. Carolyn wrote:

    Love the new look!

    Posted 7.18.19 Reply
  18. Mitzi wrote:

    That looks amazing …. your coffee looks good too!

    Posted 7.18.19 Reply
  19. Candy wrote:

    Good Morning Sarah
    I LOVE your flooring…you never amaze me..always everything you do I love so much. I would love this in my kitchen too but I think someone else would shot me if I suggest it….lol ..we have tile running in our kitchen, hall and main bathroom the same. I can picture this now in black and white…just dreaming

    Posted 7.18.19 Reply
  20. kimberly wrote:

    this is gorgeous! love the design & color. ๐Ÿ˜ kim xx

    Posted 7.18.19 Reply
  21. Laura wrote:

    I am excited to see the completed project. Like you, I have always liked that tile pattern. But what a transformation already! Looks fantastic!!

    Posted 7.18.19 Reply
  22. Holly wrote:

    Beautiful! I like the pattern.

    Posted 7.18.19 Reply
  23. Beautiful, a red rug would look good! Funny how we all have different ideas..

    Posted 7.18.19 Reply
  24. Amy wrote:

    Love black and white mosaic tile too! It looks beautiful in your farmhouse kitchen. Can’t wait to see it finished. Congrats.

    Posted 7.18.19 Reply
  25. Judy wrote:

    ๐Ÿ™Œ loving it already… totally goes with all your black accents that youโ€™re incorporating in your home. Canโ€™t wait to see the finishing touch…

    Posted 7.18.19 Reply
  26. Cindy wrote:

    Wow, you are brave. The pattern is a little to busy for me. Maybe in a bathroom I would like it better.

    Posted 7.18.19 Reply
  27. Rebekah Pascucci wrote:

    I love it! I feel like itโ€™s going to compliment the rest of your home perfectly and add a new level of charm. Looking forward to after pictures ๐Ÿ˜„

    Posted 7.19.19 Reply
  28. Susan wrote:

    Love this look ! I never thought print would look so good on a kitchen floor but it totally works๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

    Posted 7.19.19 Reply
  29. jean wrote:

    Beautiful!!!

    Posted 7.19.19 Reply

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