Saturday, September 20, 2008

It's not much, but it's something

As one might guess from the lack of regular blog updates, not much has been going on in terms of new work in the Bangor Foursquare. But, do not despair, eager readers, as some progress has been made.

While I teeter back and forth on the idea of bringing in a contractor to do the cork floor (it was expensive, okay, and I'm worried that if we flub this one, there's no take-backs), we did decide on the backsplash. While I originally wanted slate tile I found that it isn't easy to clean. Thom wanted subway tiles but I felt this was a bit too blah. Then we fell in love with glass tiles but found out that they were quite out of the budget. So, we compromised.

We found a website called cooltiles.com where we were able to buy a few sheets of 1-inch glass tile mosaics for about $9 each. We're going to combine three of these 1-inch tiles along the side of the subway tiles, but placed randomly throughout the backsplash. This will break up a bit of the monotony of the plain subway tile and give us a bit of the glass we wanted. I think it will be a good compromise and the blue of the glass tiles really goes well with the paint. I don't know when I will be brave enough to put them up (I have never tiled before but have seen it done a million times on t.v.) but when they're up I think they will look really nice.

2 comments:

Jennifer said...

I think that will look GREAT! Very custom done, too. Can't wait to see it finished!

Kristin and Rob said...

Those tiles are nice! When we did our backsplash, we also nearly fell over at the price of glass mosaic tiles, and opted for a sheet of little tiles that look like mini bricks that were more budget friendly. :)