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Thursday, January 7, 2016

New Back Splash

Our kitchen has the same plain backsplash that was installed when the house was built over 30 years ago.    I have looked at new ones again and again and can't find one that looks like what I have in mind.
 I am thinking about making a framed back splash to attach to the existing I crazy....maybe!

I am trying a smaller version of what I have in mind to see how I like it......

Could I     (well could H...LOL)    make a picture frame the size of each section of the backsplash  and make something similar to this....only on a larger scale?    Then just attach it to the existing back splash.....I'll run my idea  past H and see if he thinks I'm crazy!

H helped me pack away all the Christmas decor in the kitchen this morning.....thank you honey!   I have this section of the counter put back together.  
We are planning a few updates it the kitchen this year.    The range and hood vent are going to be replaced......

I can't wait to get a smooth top range again like the one we had in our previous home and I want a hood vent with better lighting for the

I made a little toddy bar on the counter to enjoy on a cold night......

Here is the counter before Christmas...........................................................................and after

The upper oven went out during all the Christmas baking.    It's the original ovens and have been repaired at least once   so it's time for new ones.     We had to special order them and hopefully the new ovens will be in the 28th of January.   The self cleaning part went out several years ago and the timer hasn't worked since we moved. in.

 I am so excited!!!


  1. Just popping in to say, hi! Got to our winter home in Florida! 72 degrees today beautiful. Your kitchen is so lovely, I love your chandelier.

  2. All so bright and beautiful!
    Wishing you a wonderful New Year filled with good health, joy and peace!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft

  3. have such a flare for creating the most beautiful home! Your colors are perfect for this years Pantone colors, "Pink" is perfect!! I...Love...It!

    Hope you will stop by and share your wonderful blog on Friday Features this week!!

    Have a great weekend!
    Oh My Heartsie Girl

  4. I like your backsplash idea! I think it would be great to do the whole thing like that! Hope your Hubby goes along with it... I bet he will! The chandelier is beautiful!!! Have a wonderful weekend!

  5. Penny,
    Can't wait to see all the updates that you have planned. Luckily , our townhouse had a white tile back splash were most of the other ones had the gold or avocado green tiles!! Same thing in the upstairs bathroom. We have white tile where a lot of the other townhouses in our development had the gold or green!! Thanks God i picked this house when we bought it!!
    I have thought about doing a copper celing tile look for a new back splash but realized it would make my already dark Kitchen even darker so i am keeping my white tile until we sell and move into an apartment!!


  6. Everything is so romantic...... I`m in love.

  7. I like your idea of doing a detachable backsplash. It woud be easier to clean, if you move you can take it with you and can change it out as inspiration hits you.

  8. You are always so inventive for your awesome home! The frame with the teacups is such gorgeous

  9. Hi Penny! I can't wait to see what you come up with!! :)

  10. That is such a genius idea for a backsplash! Sorry to hear that your oven went out but so glad your getting new one soon and a new vent hood and stove! I may have to replace my dishwasher soon, it is starting to make a squealing or I just may break it myself to stop the noise! lol

  11. Three cheers for Toddy bars!!! Fun idea for your backsplash.

  12. The backsplash looks just like you, Penny. What a bummer to have your oven quit on you when you're doing your Christmas baking! What fun to look forward to new ones! Love the chandy! Thanks for sharing.


  13. Your chandelier is beautiful!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  14. Your idea is very clever Penny...I am sure you will be thrilled to get that backsplash completed and your new oven installed. Enjoy!

  15. The idea of a detachable backsplash is so neat! Thanks for linking up with Merry Monday this week :)

  16. You are always so creative...I love the framed backsplash pics? Such a cool idea which actually leaves counter space...very neat. Thanks for sharing, Sandi

  17. I think your kitchen looks so very lovely! The idea you have is inspired and the piece you have done is utterly romantic and warms up the area nicely. I could not do that in my kitchen as I am a messy cook! lol! But oh do I love it in your kitchen!
    Congrats on the new ovens!

  18. how are you? love the chandelierin the kitchen area, you always share such chic stuff. at my party Dream Create and inspire.

  19. What an elegant teaware clutter, those pretty little ones make your kitchen so lovely.


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