Dealing with dated accent tiles

nosoccermomNovember 10, 2012

Any recommendations on dealing with these 90's accent tiles? (The cherry decals are already gone.) The options are:

Trying to take out the blue tiles and replace with the white tiles (there are enough left over).

Glue the 3D tilestix over them? See below. Probably would use the Delft because of family background.

Use different cover-up, e.g. a metal stick-on tile?

Try to paint the accent tiles white.

Or just leave as is until the 90s look is in.

Here is a link that might be useful: TileStix

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I would vote for remove and replace with white. It's not like they are right up against the counter edge where you might worry about water seepage.

    Bookmark   November 10, 2012 at 4:48PM
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I'd probably just pop them out and replace with white, too.

    Bookmark   November 10, 2012 at 5:08PM
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Of course, I didn't realize until now that I have little slivers of blue tile underneath the window :(

    Bookmark   November 10, 2012 at 5:38PM
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Can you get any white designs on a clear background to sick on? Kind of like the cherries, but for the blue tiles. Looks like a nice shade of blue.

    Bookmark   November 10, 2012 at 6:05PM
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My vote is to remove, but if you are resigned to removing, why not give painting a try first. It's cheap and it's easy. If it works out okay, you can postpone other steps for a while, or forever. And, you could leave the slivers under the sink as paint forever since, they are very unnoticeable.

    Bookmark   November 10, 2012 at 6:09PM
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Yes, there are also white tile designs on clear.

Here is a link that might be useful: tile tattoos

    Bookmark   November 10, 2012 at 6:26PM
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Before I went through removing and dealing with trying to match the grout I would try the Delft. If it doesn't work it doesn't break the bank or your labor.

    Bookmark   November 10, 2012 at 7:06PM
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change the blue flowered curtain to natural shade/blinds-[the color of the wood trim around counter or floor] and the effect of the blue tile practically disappears....or its impact is greatly lessened. I like the tile,in a way....the curtain would be the "fix"-way easier and probably an overall upgrade because blinds/shades are a feature.

    Bookmark   November 11, 2012 at 1:17AM
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