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I have a finished white kitchen to share!

posted by: aceofdiamonds on 09.24.2011 at 04:44 pm in Kitchens Forum

I haven't posted on this site, but I read diligently while we were building our new home. I thought you might want to see a few shots of my new kitchen. I am soooo loving it.

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clipped on: 11.06.2011 at 09:41 pm    last updated on: 11.06.2011 at 09:41 pm

RE: Waterlox on Walnut Countertop (Follow-Up #11)

posted by: dlspellman on 10.02.2008 at 01:39 pm in Woodworking Forum

Here are a couple phots of my walnut countertop which currently has four coats of Waterlox that were applied in February or so. 2 coats original first, then 2 coats of the satin.

Some distressing was done before any Waterlox coats were applied. And a bit of stain was thrown in some of the distressed marks to highlight them prior to Waterlox.


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clipped on: 09.01.2011 at 07:52 am    last updated on: 09.01.2011 at 07:52 am

RE: Classic white kitchen-what hardware besides bin pull? (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: michiganrachel on 07.20.2011 at 11:09 pm in Kitchens Forum

I have white shaker cabinets with a walnut island and bianco antico counters. I went with the Amerock Kane pull and matching knob in weathered nickel. I like the simple look of it and like how it looks on my cabinets. It comes in a variety of finishes and a variety of sizes, including matching appliance pulls.

I think you could also find a plain knob to match if you wanted. I wasn't sure about the knobs at first, but I do like them and they feel good to grab.

I don't have a close up of them on my cabs, but here's some pics of my kitchen.
Fridge & oven wall

Kitchen taken from mudroom

Here you can also see the appliance pulls on my fridge drawers.

Here is a link that might be useful: Amerock Kane pulls and knobs


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clipped on: 08.22.2011 at 06:54 pm    last updated on: 08.22.2011 at 06:54 pm

Off white cab, subway tiles backslash too white, need advice plz.

posted by: paintpanther on 05.02.2010 at 02:30 pm in Kitchens Forum

Hello all,

Have read some similar threads but still unsure what to do next...

Background, we have off white cabinets, bianco antico coutertop, stainless steel appliance and sink. Yesterday we started working on backsplash and are using daltile basic white subway tiles. it is almost done except those area around the outlets, we have not put the grout yet but just looking at the the backsplash, i think the subway tiles are too white compared to our cabinets.

We did buy white grout but now i am not so sure if i should go with white (do love the all white look though).

My questions are..
1. does the color of the grout make a whole lot of difference? As of now without the grout i already think it is too white, will having white grout make it even whiter? will an off white color make it blend with the cabinets better?
2. Does it even matter my subway backsplash is way whiter than the cabinets?
3. should i rib off the subway and start all over?

For those who have off white cabinets, white subway tiles backsplash, can you post some pictures and tell me what color tile and grout you use? I have seen pictures but as always hard to tell which shade of white.

Thanks in advance for any advice, pictures!!

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clipped on: 08.21.2011 at 09:52 am    last updated on: 08.21.2011 at 09:52 am

RE: Off white cab, subway tiles backslash too white, need advice (Follow-Up #18)

posted by: donnakay2009 on 05.03.2010 at 01:28 am in Kitchens Forum

okay, here's ours:

Looking into breakfast nook

I worried that our subway tiles wouldn't be the same color as our cabinets, and that the white in the Bianco Antico wouldn't go together somehow. But once it was all installed, the colors blended together just fine.
From your photos, it looks like it will all go together beautifully in your kitchen. Having the different subway tile seems to take the colors in the granite right up to the cabinet creaminess. I like it!
Redroze has written about the creamy hint in her paint color going well with the granite, and the color of her own sink being "off" a bit...but it's still just fine with them, as I recall. People write on this site all the time about not wanting colors to be too "matchy-matchy." I'm sure your own instincts will work for you. Good luck with this! And welcome to the Bianco Antico club. We're a "happy lot" of folks. I love our granite.


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clipped on: 08.21.2011 at 09:48 am    last updated on: 08.21.2011 at 09:48 am

RE: Backsplash with Bianco antico granite (Follow-Up #13)

posted by: michiganrachel on 06.17.2011 at 07:53 am in Kitchens Forum

Hi ukalison,

Like donnakay, we selected a plain white subway to go with our bianco antico counters. It lets the counter tops be the stars. I have white shaker cabinets, walnut island, and a medium-dark oak floor.

Here are a few pictures.

Kitchen taken from mudroom

View of kitchen from family room

Love the runnels!

Good luck and can't wait to see your finished kitchen!

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clipped on: 08.20.2011 at 07:58 am    last updated on: 08.20.2011 at 07:58 am