Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Once Upon A Time... kitchen looked like this. 
white laminate countertops, white open burner cook top
and ginormous white cast iron sink. 

that's a whole lotta white!

Last year, my kitchen began to morph. 

First, new countertops

and a new black smooth surface cooktop

and a new even ginourmous-er (is that a word?)


where was I? 

RIGHT. the even ginourmous-er stainless steel sink
and new faucet too! 

Please excuse the junk that migrated its way back onto the counters. it couldn't be helped! 

And then progress screeched to a halt.

Why you ask?
Well, I'm ashamed to admit it.
In the interest of honesty, I will confess.
 I had a love affair with this glass tile.
That's right, the blue & brown mosaic glass tile on the bottom. 

And I just loved this tile. 
I pined for this tile. 
I coveted this tile. 
The problem was, my checking account did NOT like this tile. 
My savings account rejected it outright.

So I toyed with the idea of doing a band of this tile, and surrounding it with ceramic tile. 
Hence the sample above. 
I even looked at other glass tile that was less costly. 

But my heart could not be swayed. 
I knew in my heart of hearts, I wouldn't be happy until I had this tile.
And so my kitchen sat, backsplash-less for over a year. 

While I moaned and groaned.
And wished and dreamed.
And plotted and planned.
And saved (well sorta).
Finally, the day arrived.

The day I got completely sick of having a half-done kitchen. 
And I bit the bullet
Called the tile guy 
(I outsource. supporting the local economy you know.)

And what do you know. He had time this week.

I rushed out to buy the tile, hoping and praying they still carried it.
To quote Gomer Pile
 They not only still carried it..

if that's not fate my friends, I don't know what is.

(it's ok to pause and reflect..)

and so today, this 14th day of July, I proudly present to you
my faithful readers and friends
Cochina de Harper

I know. 

I heard the heavenly hosts proclaim "Hallelujah" myself! 

Now comes the decorating. I promise it won't take a year.

Enjoy your new day!


  1. I love it! Of course I may be bias since my kitchen has the glass tiles also. So glad he could fit you in this week.

  2. Great makeover, Allie! The tile gorgeous. Yay for holding out for a great deal!!

  3. I've been wanting glass tiles like that in my kitchen forever....yours turned out great :)

  4. I love it!! The glass looks great!

  5. That's gorgeous Allie! Glad that the waiting paid off!