Fun at The Tile Shop

Hubby and I went on an adventure to Alexandria, Virginia the other day to get our backsplash tiles from the Tile Shop. Knowing that I already did some research on this and if the look fit with our granite, Hubby had high hopes that we would be quickly on our way out of the shop. Well, who would have thought there’d be so much fun inspiration to find at a tile shop? I slowed down our exit…just a tad…so I could share these with you. Enjoy!

Backsplash Tiles Finalized!

Yay! We’ve finally picked the backsplash for our kitchen. A couple of months ago, we found three potentials (see here)…but I had to re-consider after doing a mock layout on Photoshop. (Thanks to those who voted, by the way. I was leaning on “B.”)


This was option “B,” Butter Cream Mosaic from Mosaic Tiles. I know I’ve said I wanted to have a grey-ish kitchen to brighten up the space, but this seemed to make it too grey and didn’t really mesh well with the Ivory Fantasy granite that we already purchased. So, it was back to the drawing board. I was over at Young House Love visiting with the Petersiks and noticed a link to The Tile Shop on their site, so I clicked (apparently blogvertising works with me) and found my backsplash choice.

TA DA!


It is $24.99 per square feet…much cheaper than Option B above. See how well it goes with our granite selection?? Now to select the type of “grey” for the cabinets! Seriously, I’m starting to get decisioned-out….Here’s another mock-up of our kitchen scheme.


Do you think it would be too crazy to paint the ceiling a muted, mustard-ish yellow? I’m really LOVING the idea at the moment. Hubby, on the other hand, is already making a face. Maybe he’ll warm up to it.