Okay ya’ll, ready to see the tile I chose?? I am so excited to share the backsplash that I just couldn’t wait any longer! It is actually almost finished, but today I am just going to share a few photos I snapped with my phone as it was going up. I’ll save the grouted version for the big reveal!
I had not a single idea of what I wanted when I started looking. On a trip to our local tile shop, I found that I was attracted to ALL THE SHINY THINGS. I’ve included affiliate links so you can find the products I love.
This pretty iridescent glass tile really caught my eye:
I bought a sample and brought it home, but it was $19.99 a square foot which is really expensive and when the light hit it, it reflected lots of purple and pink tones. That was not the look I was going for, plus I didn’t love the tiny squares.
I decided to get online and search similar tiles but that had more of what I wanted, and that’s when I came across this tile on Amazon:
This is mother-of-pearl and I loved the classic brick pattern. Plus it was half the price of the first tile I purchased. No brainer!
It comes in a pack of six 12×12 pieces so I bought one pack to see how I liked it, and I knew right away we had a winner!
Here it is going in:
It has all the pretty neutral tones that I love, but has some sparkle too! I used a product called Simple Mat (in case you’re wondering where the mortar is) to adhere the tile to the wall. The tile is pretty thin since it is real mother of pearl and I was afraid that mortar would ooze out and make a mess.
Here’s the whole stove wall:
Bling bling! I love how it reflects light. And the mother-of-pearl works perfectly with my love for all things coastal.
It will have a totally different look when it gets grouted so it will still make for a fun reveal.
Okay so there’s your sneak peek! What do you think??
I’ll be back for Trash-to-Treasure Tuesday sharing our barstools (not really trash) unless I can find something cute to make out of the cabinet doors that were above the stove (trash!)…maybe a cute sign for above the stove? We are heading out of town for the weekend for some waterpark fun so we will have to see what I get done before then!
Here are some of my other kitchen posts if you’ve missed any:
UPDATE: Check out how our stools turned out HERE!
Enjoy your weekend! 😀
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