The tile started to go up on the walls today, after a few hours of planning, measuring, leveling - then measuring and leveling again. It seemed insurmountable, but within a few minutes the technique was down and I was flying! Here's a picture of what I accomplished after an hour and 1 box of subway tile:
Of course, doing anything in an old house can never be easy. Nothing, and I mean nothing is ever straight, level, plum - it's all eye shot measured and it can be daunting in trying to figure out a way that will leave you with a perfect finished product. Though a few of the edge tiles are about 1/16 short, the overall is right in line, level, plum, straight - whichever you choose to use! And the best part? We're saving a little over $800 by doing the dirty work ourselves. Once this reno is finished I can't wait to share with you what it all cost ... I think you'll be surprised!
Of course, no Saturday is complete without shopping I didn't get to do during the week. If you've been keeping up with me, you'll know that I'm in love with lanterns, specifically the Suzanne Kasler lantern at Circa lighting that neither Suzanne or Circa has offered to give me simply by mentioning their name on my blog. Darn! But I did come across a beautiful lantern at an antique co-op Saturday that I just couldn't pass up:
Speaking of spring/summer, remember that post Joni from Cote de Texas did way back in October 2009 about Objects Lost and Found in Houston? Well it was another one that I just couldn't get out of my head. Why?