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I'm supposed to get a backsplash today...

Posted by oldbat2be (My Page) on
Fri, Sep 28, 12 at 8:02

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!


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Have they arrived?


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Fingers crossed. They must be there or she should have answered, right?


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They're here :)


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And I promise these ones are not made out of paper :)

Kitchen....

Pantry....


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Sooo beautiful! Can't wait to see it all grouted!


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Wow, the kitchen one looks just like your paper experiment! That was a fantastic idea you had! Beautiful!


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They are both so stunning, I can't decide which one I love more.


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Yabba dabba doo! Looking great!


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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!


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Wow! Now that's a statement! Looks great!


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SO GORGEOUS!!! I am thrilled for you ! I know you have been waiting a long time!! YEA !
Enjoy !!! :D


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Simply fabulous!!! How will you sleep tonight with all that new gorgeousness?


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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!


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oldbat2be, gorgeous! please share the name of the pantry tile!


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What gorgeousness!


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Wonderful and I can't wait to see that stunner in the kitchen. The pantry is perfectly grouted as in your sample board :)


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Oldbat- absolutely stunning. So much personality and yet timeless ....thanks for the inspiration.


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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!


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It IS simply lovely oldbat!... Both tiles look just perfect in your setting. Great job!


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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!


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I love it! Gorgeous!


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Any final pictures yet?


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OldBat - well? Looking great!!
Finished yesterday but as I mentioned in another post - poor light conditions for final pictures with the small cameras..


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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.


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OldBat I can't believe I missed these teaser photos earlier! Do you have the final reveal?


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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.

Decouppaged outlet

I should have used plugmold - curses!!!! Also, don't like the grouted vertical corner line, stands out too much. Need to lighten...


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Thanks for the update! I almost missed it. It looks amazing!!!!!


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I love how you decopaged the outlet. Very clever!


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Wahoo for sure. Hoping for good weather on Friday to take pictures but unlikely


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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!


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