Actually, 2 backsplashes (kitchen and pantry) and a floor to be tiled. But it's 8 AM and the tilers haven't shown up yet...
Please keep your fingers crossed for me that all goes well!
Have they arrived?
Fingers crossed. They must be there or she should have answered, right?
They're here :)
And I promise these ones are not made out of paper :)
Sooo beautiful! Can't wait to see it all grouted!
Wow, the kitchen one looks just like your paper experiment! That was a fantastic idea you had! Beautiful!
They are both so stunning, I can't decide which one I love more.
Yabba dabba doo! Looking great!
Thanks all, I am just so excited I had to post :) This has been a long time coming.
Pantry will look quite different; I worked up three sample grout boards over the weekend and this was the color I liked best (TEC Silverado):
This is photoshopped version, grout will be much lighter IRL (it's lightened considerably as it dried).
Now I can't wait for grout!
Wow! Now that's a statement! Looks great!
SO GORGEOUS!!! I am thrilled for you ! I know you have been waiting a long time!! YEA !
Enjoy !!! :D
Simply fabulous!!! How will you sleep tonight with all that new gorgeousness?
Oooo. Is that the tile you were mocking up with the copies awhile back? It's gorgeous! I had to look twice to make sure it wasn't still paper, lol. (That was a really good idea).
It looks beautiful! You must be so excited!
oldbat2be, gorgeous! please share the name of the pantry tile!
Wonderful and I can't wait to see that stunner in the kitchen. The pantry is perfectly grouted as in your sample board :)
Oldbat- absolutely stunning. So much personality and yet timeless ....thanks for the inspiration.
Marti8a and localeater - thanks for having been there to share in my excitement!
youngdeb - hopefully will be able to post grouted pictures tomorrow:)
drewem - thanks! Funny, but yes it does look a lot like the photocopies, so much I sort of look at the tiles and say - oh yeah, these guys are back. (As compared to the pantry tiles which are new).
localeater - you have such a beautiful kitchen; I appreciate very much your kind words, thanks!
Angie_DIY - THANKS!!! Getting there... will post tomorrow AM about two herringbone patterns, would love your input.
finestra - thanks! Statement... but what am I saying? (I'm a tad worried about the bold tile).
go_figure01 - yes, it has been a long time, maybe 6 months searching for the right tile. Thanks!!
mamasheshe - thanks... last night I got up around 2, tiptoed carefully past the kitchen backsplash and went to soak in the pantry (very calm and soothing).
deedles - yep, same tile. The problem is, I had the paper up so long, this doesn't feel like anything new :)
michoumonster - It's Fireclay Tile, star and cross, in Mica color. Love the heft of the tile and it's simply lovely with the sunlight from the other room reflecting off of it.
onedogedie - thanks, getting there!
enduring - you are too kind, still have my fingers crossed that we can make it work in the kitchen. Pantry - I'm thrilled with.
secondhalf - big smile, thanks so much for the nice words!
It IS simply lovely oldbat!... Both tiles look just perfect in your setting. Great job!
thanks oldbat! did you do the fireclay in a glossy finish? your kitchen and pantry are stunning! i can't wait to see everything grouted!
I love it! Gorgeous!
Any final pictures yet?
OldBat - well? Looking great!!
Finished yesterday but as I mentioned in another post - poor light conditions for final pictures with the small cameras..
Those are amazing backsplashes. As someone who is fearful of buying and installing something they will quickly grow tired of let me ask-are you afraid of growing tired of the tiles, patters, or color of grout? I know you can grow tired even of the most non-descript backsplash and tile. Just asking. Your kitchen and pantry are amazing.
OldBat I can't believe I missed these teaser photos earlier! Do you have the final reveal?
remodelfla, gr8day - thanks!!
msrose, chiefy76 - Here you go, not final but making progress. I am not happy with the outlets in the pantry, think I will decouppage these so that they are much less apparent.
michoumonster - No special finish on the fireclay tiles, this was just the way they came.
Hi a2 - thanks! Did you say you were finished? Wahoo!
IowaCommute - thanks for the kind compliment, of course I was worried about not being happy with these, it took forever to select our final choices. I think I can accessorize and decorate around these, when I want a change, so no, at this point, I am not worried about growing tired of these.
I should have used plugmold - curses!!!! Also, don't like the grouted vertical corner line, stands out too much. Need to lighten...
Thanks for the update! I almost missed it. It looks amazing!!!!!
I love how you decopaged the outlet. Very clever!
Wahoo for sure. Hoping for good weather on Friday to take pictures but unlikely
Thanks msrose! marti8a - I chipped off a few pieces from my grout sample board and took them to staples and photocopied them (use photo setting). We'll be waiting a2gemini!