Friday, October 26, 2007
Here's the larger picture to grasp the chaos this has inflicted upon my kitchen:
It seems that purchasing a light fixture is now required.
This is a Job for the Jefferson Light Fixture from Restoration Hardware. But should I get it in Chrome, to match the faucet and stainless appliances, or Oil-Rubbed Bronze to match the cabinet knobs?
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
I rather liked this sample subway tile installation they had at the store; too bad it violates the #1 principle in Seattle interior design - never, ever use grey.
Now this tub surround, from a neighbor's open house, is one I really like. It's quite authentic in art deco colors, would be inexpensive to replicate, and just plain looks good. But I want tile wainscotting on all the walls, not just the tub surround, so I think this look would be excessive throughout that much of the bathroom. Just as well, Martin hates it.
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
I ordered a sheet, which arrived yesterday, and it in fact it is completely flat! And while it isn't a 100% color match to my existing bath floor tile, it is Close Enough!
This means I won't have to pry up the toilet, chip out some existing hex tile from underneath, and hope it doesn't break or inflict more chaos on the floor!
I was seriously excited, that is, until today when I took a trip over to Seattle Tile Company (that great tile store about a mile from our house), where I discovered a half sheet of the Very Same Stuff on the sale rack for about $4. Sigh. Anyway, it turns out it's unglazed 1" hex tile from American Universal. And the great thing is, they ALSO have precut edge pieces so you don't have to risk fingers cutting 1" tiles with a wet saw.
Sunday, October 21, 2007
From our "Field Trip" to the Courcelles station: