Sunday, January 29, 2012


I am always so indecisive. But then if you have been reading this blog for any length of time, you already KNOW that. So it's no surprise that I have gallons of painting still around the house because I change my mind every other day.
Back and Forth and then - Back and Forth.
I want to tile my backsplash.
I was SO sure that it had to be white subway tile....timeless.
Timeless means I won't regret it. Right?
But before I do it, should I wait to get a new countertop? I have plain old laminate where the back curves up. I want a shiny black granite countertop. If I put in tile now the space between the counter and the wall won't measure out right to patch it with tile later.
I should just wait. and....
do I REALLY need a new countertop?
I have so many other places my cash could go.
And of course I would need to get my dream farmhouse drop sink....
and faucet.

But, lately it seems like everyone has that white subway tile.
I hate being like everybody.
and while I don't even have GREEN in my decor....
I was LOVING this:

But of course then I wouldn't want the black granite , I'd want marble...........
and then the other day I stumbled across this Ginger's re-do:

into this!

Add to this the fact that I just came across a box of cool little tiles in BLACK, BROWN and a BRONZY-GOLD and I also have several TUBS full of broken pottery, plates, mugs,
things-my-cats- have-broke, that I have been saving for SOMETHING.
Obviously their time has come.
BUT, maybe not.
I found this on Denise's blog:

this is her hand-painted living room wall.
I love the subtle colors and how they are soft instead of screaming.

and I DO have all those cans of paint....
I will paint the walls like Denise did. I'm thinking in greys and in more of a paisley pattern.
and WHEN I finally get my countertop, I will tile the backsplash like Ginger did!

So that's the plan...for now.
To paint the walls, before I tile (or do the floor).


denise said...

A paisley would be lovely in those colors. I'm thrilled that my walls inspired you.

Ginger's backsplash is very cool. I've been having the same 'backsplash' dilemma. I'll probably just keep it painted, the wall/cupboard situation isn't really enclosed like Ginger's and I have a thing about that. That green wall is AWESOME!! I could always do something like that I suppose. Hmmmm, who do I sound like? No wonder we became fast bloggy friends. I love black counter tops. I usually do an almost black counter top with white cabinets but in this house I have a white quartz counter top with charcoal grey cabinets, and chartreuse walls. Love that combo. When it's all done I'll be posting it on the blog...after I stencil the walls, finish the toe kicks, blah blah blah. :)

sassypackrat said...

Pick one thing, just one and do it. Don't worry about the next step. Paint those walls and show a pic...I double dare you!

Christer said...

I would like granite in my kitchen, but the grey and red one. Or red lyme stone that is quite common in the mountains around here. But for some reason I like white in the bathroom, strange because I really don't like it otherwise :-) :-)

I do like wall paper like that but I'm not sure I would have the patiens to paint it myself :-)

Have a great day!

Gillian said...

I can never decide either. I would make a bad interior designer!

I'm going to play devil's advocate here, keeping in mind I'm not saying don't do it...I'd never say that.

It might be hard to clean.

Start on something smaller in case you hate it. Easier to stash a garden tile out of sight than half your kitchen.

If you can design your mosaic in large tiles then you can do it all and see if you like it before you stick it to the wall. You can always turn them into wall plaques or garden tiles.

I only say this because my pals did a mosaic in their garden. It took them about 4 years to finish it, Then they didn't like it!

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

You have inspired me to want to put a paisley backsplash somewhere in my kitchen!!! I think the white tiles are being over used so go for the glory!!! Have a ball! Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

sheri said...

I've always loved paisley and I've gotta say that mosaic is sweet!!!