Patience is a virtue for life in general… and for decorating. I completely believe in slowly and carefully piecing your home’s decor together by choosing every element with intention and only purchasing things that you absolutely adore. When we designed and built the kitchen in Our DIY House, we left the backsplash bare because I wasn’t 100% sure of what I wanted there and I didn’t want to slap something up that I didn’t totally love. We were also on a budget and we couldn’t afford the beautiful Carrara marbles that I was picturing for the space. The backsplash has been bare for almost two years, and now I am just thrilled to say that we’ve found and installed the perfect backsplash for the space! Come have a peek.

A beautiful vintage industrial kitchen featuring black and white Ikea cabinets, turquoise accents and a Carrara marble stone panel backsplash.

Presenting: our vintage industrial kitchen with a new, gorgeous Carrara marble panel backsplash. I think the marble slab look suits our kitchen so well – I’m thrilled! The grey of the marble transitions the white upper cabinets to the black lower ones so nicely, and the smooth panel look is crisp, clean and classic.

A beautiful vintage industrial kitchen featuring black and white Ikea cabinets, turquoise accents and a Carrara marble stone panel backsplash.

At one point, I considered using marble subway tile, but I think that might have been too busy for our kitchen. The black, the white, the glass cabinets PLUS subway tile? It may have been a little too much.

A beautiful vintage industrial kitchen featuring black and white Ikea cabinets, turquoise accents and a Carrara marble stone panel backsplash.

The seamless look of this marble backsplash seems to blend right in to our kitchen. I feel like it was meant to be here!

A beautiful vintage industrial kitchen featuring black and white Ikea cabinets, turquoise accents and a Carrara marble stone panel backsplash.

This Carrara marble backsplash is from Prima Stone in Edmonton. It’s real marble, but it’s cut thinner and has a backing so that it’s less expensive and stronger than regular marble slab.

A beautiful vintage industrial kitchen featuring black and white Ikea cabinets, turquoise accents and a Carrara marble stone panel backsplash.

I was able to choose a marble that I liked, and then my husband and another installer put it up. (I’m super lucky because my hubby is an installer of this product!)

A beautiful vintage industrial kitchen featuring black and white Ikea cabinets, turquoise accents and a Carrara marble stone panel backsplash.

The cost of this backsplash is 30 – 40% less than stone slab and up to 60% stronger. Because of Prima Stone’s aluminium composite backing, the stone is resistant to cracking and it’s water resistant.

A beautiful vintage industrial kitchen featuring black and white Ikea cabinets, turquoise accents and a Carrara marble stone panel backsplash.

You don’t have to engineer your kitchen walls to hold up a giant slab of marble. These thinner sheets adhere right to your walls.

A beautiful vintage industrial kitchen featuring black and white Ikea cabinets, turquoise accents and a Carrara marble stone panel backsplash.

Plus, the seamless Carrara marble look is just downright gorgeous.

A beautiful vintage industrial kitchen featuring black and white Ikea cabinets, turquoise accents and a Carrara marble stone panel backsplash.

For maintenance, I’m recommended to use a neutral based cleaning product such as Zep Marble Cleaner.

A beautiful vintage industrial kitchen featuring black and white Ikea cabinets, turquoise accents and a Carrara marble stone panel backsplash.

After it was installed, I cleaned and buffed it with some marble cleaner and it simply shines!

A beautiful vintage industrial kitchen featuring black and white Ikea cabinets, turquoise accents and a Carrara marble stone panel backsplash.

I think the marble adds so much value to our kitchen and our home as a whole. It just brings the space to a whole new level of prettiness!

A beautiful vintage industrial kitchen featuring black and white Ikea cabinets, turquoise accents and a Carrara marble stone panel backsplash.

This is one of my favourite little spots in our kitchen. The curtains (tutorial & fabric link here) + the marble + the black & white = oh my.

A beautiful vintage industrial kitchen featuring black and white Ikea cabinets, turquoise accents and a Carrara marble stone panel backsplash.

If you live in the Edmonton area and you’re looking for a stone backsplash, check out Prima Stone. I’m certainly pleased with their service and product, and I’m so incredibly happy that we waited for the perfect backsplash material to come along to complete our kitchen. Patience is indeed a virtue.

I’ll share a video tour of our kitchen as it is now sometime next week, so please come back for that and subscribe to my new YouTube channel.

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Prima Stone. As always, all of the opinions here are solely my own. Thank you, Prima Stone, for making my backsplash dreams come true!