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

Welcome!! I’m Sarah-- mama to three kiddos + wife to my high school sweetheart. I'm usually over-caffeinated, browsing Amazon + running on lots of grace. Grab a snack + get comfy!

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40 Comments

  1. 7.18.19
    glenda lafont said:

    going to be great

    • 7.18.19
      Sarah said:

      thanks Glenda! xo

  2. 7.18.19
    Wendy said:

    That is beautiful!
    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!

    • 7.18.19
      Sarah said:

      yay! Thank you Wendy!

      • 7.18.19
        Megan Whitaker said:

        Are you doing this yourself or did you hire someone? I’m considering doing ours by ourselves. Just curious 😊

        • 7.18.19
          Vicki said:

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

  3. 7.18.19
    Sheila said:

    Looking great Sarah! Such a great choice!

    • 7.18.19
      Sarah said:

      thank you Sheila!!

  4. 7.18.19
    Deedra said:

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

    • 7.18.19
      Sarah said:

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

  5. 7.18.19
    Linda said:

    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.

    • 7.18.19
      Sarah said:

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

  6. 7.18.19
    Jmac said:

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

    • 7.18.19
      Sarah said:

      Oh yes please do!!

  7. 7.18.19
    Chris said:

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

    • 7.18.19
      Sarah said:

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

  8. 7.18.19
    Pam Schaeffer said:

    Love it!!!

    • 7.18.19
      Sarah said:

      thanks Pam!

  9. 7.18.19
    Margaret DiSanto said:

    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!

    • 7.18.19
      Sarah said:

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

  10. 7.18.19
    Mary Ann said:

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

  11. 7.18.19
    Linda said:

    Love,love,love it! Can’t wait to see the finished kitchen!!!

  12. 7.18.19
    Melanie said:

    Very pretty!

  13. 7.18.19
    Moriah said:

    Looks great!!! 😍😍. It’s going to be stunning

  14. 7.18.19
    Susan said:

    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!!

  15. 7.18.19
    Kara-Lynn Flockhart said:

    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?

  16. 7.18.19
    Pat Jones said:

    Beautiful! At first I thought it would be WAY to busy but it really isn’t. I love it but would have never selected it. I was sure wrong on that one👍

  17. 7.18.19
    Carolyn said:

    Love the new look!

  18. 7.18.19
    Mitzi said:

    That looks amazing …. your coffee looks good too!

  19. 7.18.19
    Candy said:

    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

  20. 7.18.19
    kimberly said:

    this is gorgeous! love the design & color. 😍 kim xx

  21. 7.18.19
    Laura said:

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

  22. 7.18.19
    Holly said:

    Beautiful! I like the pattern.

  23. 7.18.19

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

  24. 7.18.19
    Amy said:

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

  25. 7.18.19
    Judy said:

    🙌 loving it already… totally goes with all your black accents that you’re incorporating in your home. Can’t wait to see the finishing touch…

  26. 7.18.19
    Cindy said:

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

  27. 7.19.19
    Rebekah Pascucci said:

    I love it! I feel like it’s going to compliment the rest of your home perfectly and add a new level of charm. Looking forward to after pictures 😄

  28. 7.19.19
    Susan said:

    Love this look ! I never thought print would look so good on a kitchen floor but it totally works😍😍

  29. 7.19.19
    jean said:

    Beautiful!!!