Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Fireplace Tile

We all know by now that our loose interpretation of how this fireplace will come out is based off of this picture for many reasons. One reason is I love how the bookshelves have a layer of sheet rock at the very top and they don't take away from the mantle/fireplace feature. Now look at the tile around the fireplace. Instinctively, I loved the dark tile - but kinda thought it didn't really meet my taste.

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Soooo I very well could've gone this route...

Which is beautiful too. I love light colored marble as you saw in my finished bathroom. However, I KNOW that I want to do this white & grey marble for my kitchen - so I thought let me explore the dark option a little bit more. What I'm starting to find about myself is that I like to go into each room in my house and feel like it's not one big run-on sentence but each room is an exclamation point all by itself. That should be on a poster. Then when I saw this post from Little Green Notebook - I was totally hooked. Even though she painted her fireplace mantle black, we have the same vibe going, I like to think.

Not surprisingly, I ended up going the darker route with these tiles from Home Depot. It's kinda shimmery in person. We also went with charcoal colored grout.

I can't wait to see these little suckers go in & that paint to go up. Oh what a happy day that will be! In fact, that happy day will be tomorrow! Anyone else have a bold fireplace mantle?


  1. That first image you posted is one of my all time favorites. I can't wait to see the tiles you picked. It will be very dramatic and cool.

    1. Thank you, Linda! I can't wait to show the finished product next week. Although, you can see the tiles on today's post if you would like :)