Wesley Chapel, Florida (high 77, low 57)
A cold front is heading our way, so we’re waiting for the rain and squall line. We are supposed to get some heavy rain off and on throughout the day ahead of the cold front. There has been rain all around us, but nothing here so far. It looks like a good day to hang around home and watch movies. (Too bad it’s football day)
Yesterday was cloudy all day, so I finally got motivated to complete a project that I had been planning for quite some time.
I first thought of this project probably two years ago. I wanted to replace the mirrored back splash in our kitchen, and also put a back splash over the bathroom sinks. I bought some of the glass tile sheets, but procrastinated long enough to discover the new Smart Tiles.
I was a bit concerned the glass tiles would fall off as we bounce down the road. I figured if they did, they would crack my floor tile and cause a big problem. The Smart Tiles are much lighter than the glass tiles, and although we don’t have an overweight issue thanks to our MH chassis 6219 pound cargo carrying capacity, we always like to keep the weight down as much as possible. Plus, I figured the Smart tiles would be much easier to install. :)
So when I discovered Smart Tiles, I did a little research and found another blogger who had installed (and liked) them. They looked very nice in her kitchen but I can’t for the life of me remember who that blogger was. :)
Smart Tiles are made of a gel like substance and look much like real tile. They have a sticky backing, and you don’t need to grout them. I was concerned they might look cheap looking installed, but I finally figured I could always remove them if I didn’t like them.
Anyway, yesterday was the day I thought I’d give my first project a try. We have a mirrored back splash in the kitchen, which is old fashioned, and I don’t like, so that’s on my list for another project. Getting the mirrored tiles down without breaking them might be a little tricky.
We have a toilet room with a sink and mirror. Under the mirror was just wood, and I thought a tile back splash might look nice.
Here is the picture when I had the first two tiles up.
I am not fond of the gold faucet, and it’s also on my to do list……one of these days.
Here is the finished project. It’s hard to get a good picture since the room is so small. I think it turned out nice, but I need to get used to it. The other bathroom sink is in the open area by the shower. It has a beige “wallpaper” behind the sink. I’m trying to decide if I should keep the same tile there. There were previously two different backsplashes, so I guess I can use two different tiles there again. I might like a little less “busy” design.
The following picture is what I am considering for the kitchen backsplash. Our kitchen has similar colored cabinets and counter top, so it helps me to see what it will look like.
That’s a project for another day.