Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Bathroom Tile Decision - Sneak Peek

I think I have pretty much decided that I am going to rip out the ugly surround around my bath tub.  I can't stop thinking about it which, for me, is generally a sign of an impending project.

Our bathroom has a glass shower with a plain-ish white 4x6" tile in a rather pleasing rectangular relief pattern.  The grout is a warm white.  We we first bought the house, I really didn't like it.  In the years we have lived here, I have come to realize that its not what I find offensive.

Its THIS. 

For what ever odd reason, the builder decided that they should use the 13" floor tiles on the tub surround and make it short and stubby with only 1.5 rows of tile. The creme coloured floor tile with grey grout buts up to the white tile  with the creme grout of the shower making for a super ugly corner. Yuck.

I have  fantasized  about ripping out those surround tiles and replacing them with something white that speaks to the shower. I would also make it higher because as it is, the kids splash and the wall gets wet.

I have pretty much decided that I want some form of subway tile there but I am thinking bigger 12x4" tiles.  I also want a row of detail.

 Hubs really likes this look with the glass and marble.

I had been thinking more along these lines. 

Or mini subway with big subway...

subway tile

All of those went by the weigh side when I saw this.  I am in LOVE.  I think this will be the detail winner.  Its a glass and marble basket weave.  I just LOVE it. What do you think?  

subway tile

I wanted to have a little PS. on this post.  Remember my chives?  They looked like this not too too long ago?

They are now in glorious full bloom!  They make me SO happy and they are SO easy to grow. I have only rarely used them too cook with.  I grow them just for these pretty blossoms because I adore the colour.



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