Tile Murals

lilmissunshineMay 18, 2013

Hey everyone, I'm happy to say that I finally got my new granite countertops for my kitchen, YAY! I decided to not do a 4" granite backsplash with it, which left my walls to do a nice tile backsplash. The good news is that I'm so glad I decided not to go with the granite backsplash, the (sorta) bad news is, it's been a little harder than I thought to find a tile that I feel goes with my granite well, Maybe I'm just being picky, I don't know, but, I came across this really great site of murals painted onto tiles by different artists, they're nice & I'm "considering" maybe doing that instead in my kitchen, but, wanted to get opinions, just to see what you guys thought of doing a mural, something more like a painting, but on tile to look at rather than maybe a full 2 walls of tile. Thanks for your opinions :) Here's the link if anyone wants to see what I'm talking about. http://www.tilemuralstore.com/

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Sophie Wheeler

The reason that most people choose tile only rather than a mural is that they know that they have changing tastes over the years. While it's not that hard to rip down a tile mural and replace it at a later date, most don't want to risk the financial investment in a piece of "permanant" art in their home. If you are very sure of your tastes, and they are rather constant, or you don't mind ripping it down in 6-7 years time, then I'd go for it! Something like that IS more interesting than the usual beige or white subway tile, and it's more personal as well.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2013 at 8:17AM
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I'm wondering if you could put these tiles on a board that you can attach or lean against the wall, e.g. behind your range.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2013 at 10:06AM
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We did a tile mural. Ours is from Stone Impressions and I custom designed it. I like it very much and I don't really see getting sick of it any time soon since it goes w/ my kitchen very well.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2013 at 1:09PM
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I'm not generally a mural person, but then I saw some amazing ones with an Asian motif and I was stunned. They ran all across the backsplash instead of just in a focal point area and they were jaw-droppingly beautiful. And likely, jaw-droppingly expensive.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2013 at 1:39PM
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On one TV show I saw a changeable mural backsplash. You pull out the panel and substitute another. You can buy pre-made panels or blank ones to apply tiles to yourself. Create different ones for holidays and special events. Seems like a cool system.

Kitchen Tile by Other Metro kitchenpalette.com

Here is a link that might be useful: Kitchen Palette

This post was edited by gpraceman on Sat, May 18, 13 at 14:20

    Bookmark   May 18, 2013 at 2:14PM
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@beaglesdoitbetter Your mural is really nice, I checked out the site & they seem to have some wonderful murals, thanks for the link :)
@ Hollysprings , yes, I agree, don't do a mural if your tastes might change, ripping up/off tile is a PITA lol :)
@gpraceman I checked out your link, that's very interesting, I'll have to check further into something like this, I'v never seen this done before, thanks :)

    Bookmark   May 19, 2013 at 10:18PM
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