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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Tile time!

Good Tuesday everybody!
 I am so behind in showing you what's been going on!

Here is the tile we are using in several rooms..
back foyer, laundry, e-space, 1/2 bath, 3/4 bath!

Can you tell I really like it?  
All but one of those spaces are painted this earthy green,
called Connected Gray (SW)
and I love it too.
Everyone who looks at this tile says that it looks like slate
and that is what I was going for!
Slate look without the chipping/peeling
you can sometimes get with real slate.

Here is Sam ,
our fabulous tile master.

This craftsman really knows his tile!
And boy does he have cool tools!

Sam is teaching his 13 year old son the tricks of the trade,
and here he is running another saw.

Here Sam is working on the master shower,

Today he will work this magic in the master shower as well...
and finish with most of the grouting tomorrow.


The rooms are all painted, and tomorrow
I can introduce you to 

She will be adding a little
jazz to some of the walls
with faux treatments.

We have never splurged for this kind of 
paint treatment before, 
and I cannot wait to see her at work!

We had a busy weekend,
chillin' with the two youngest young-uns 
on a little road trip to the city.

We hit the city market,
 our favorite flea/antique store
ate Middle Eastern food
Vietnamese food
visited a great blues club - The Blue Room
 next to the Kansas City Jazz Museum,

and shopped.
Yesterday I cleaned house and got the laundry caught up
and added a few more plants to the happy patch.
Today I am on clean-up duty,

sweeping up as much as I can
so that Sue won't have to work around a mess.

Something tells me I am going to need a nap
before naptime gets here~!

Happy Summer day everybody!


  1. Wow, looking great. Can't wait to see what you are having faux painted. Get some rest in there some time.

  2. Beautiful tile patterns! Everything's gonna look great!

  3. How exciting it must be to see it all coming together. I love the color of the tile. Jackie


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