‘Tis time for us to choose tile for our Dutch colonial’s kitchen + baths!
I knew I wanted this vintage awesome-ness for our main bath floor:
Black + white floral mosaic
So, we gassed up the car + searched for said-same.
7 different places in 3 different cities — incl. Chicago — but nothing.
Apparently, my tastes are so ‘wacky’,
that nobody — ever — carries what I want!
Does this happen to you, too?
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Anyway, the good news is that moments later,
G.O. found it online at amazon.com (free shipping, no waiting!)
+ ordered it just yesterdee.
$5-something sq. ft.
Plus, amazon’s free shipping.
Thank goodness for the internet, am I right?
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Back to the brick-and-mortar tile search.
I was hoping to find kitchen backsplash tiles, too.
Something 3″ x 6″ + medium gray, please.
Let’s have a look-see at said-same in my latest kitchen sketch:
Look how a medium gray contrasts so nicely
with both white cabs + dark countertop:
The humanity, though! We struck out again!
Who’d have thought 3″ x 6″ gray tiles would be too ‘wacky’ to find?
Anyway, it was back to online shopping for us.
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I’ve already sent for samples, + these 2 have arrived in my mailbox:
5th Avenue tile in smoke glossy @ $3.00 sq. ft.
Methinks ‘smoke’ is code for too brown-ish, so this was nixed.
5th Avenue gray glossy @ $3.99 per sq. ft.
This is pretty but too pale to pop nicely against white cabs.
So it’s back to the search!
I’ve already found something that appears pretty spectacular:
Ms International from Home Depot
Dove Gray @ $8.98 sq. ft.
It looks suitably medium gray, appears hand-crafted, it’s crackled.
Nobody loves the crackle glaze tiles more than I do!
Here’s what Home Depot sez about it:
With the MS International 3 in. x 6 in. Dove Gray Porcelain Wall Tile, it’s easy to add a splash of contemporary styling to your decor. This attractive tile features a crackled look on a smooth surface in a trendy subway style. Handsome gray shades of this glossy porcelain create a distinct pattern for various install projects in bathrooms, kitchens and other residential or commercial spaces.
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So. Excuse me while I whip out my Visa card
+ order a sample box of these wacky cuties.
Fingers crossed I’ll love them!