Monday, January 21, 2013

Multi-color Slate

I'm one of those people who can take and idea and run with it. The other day Ken and I were talking about eventually getting a vintage travel trailer and redoing it. He said that he liked the red wool Pendleton blanket that his Father gave us for Christmas and that he wanted to use it in the camper. Before he could finish the sentence, my mind started pulling fabric swatches, paint chips; looking through E-bay and Craigslist for the perfect accessories. Before Ken even noticed that my mind had stepped out of the room, I had the entire camper decorated. That's how it was with the bathroom. I knew exactly what I wanted and was prepared to argue if Ken thought different.

I'm also a bit bullheaded when it comes to the way I want things. Once I decide on a look for a project, I generally stay as close as possible to my original plan. That is until our bathroom tile. When I started pinning photos for our bathroom re-do, they all had very neutral floors. Being on a tight budget, we took our Christmas money from our family and set out to find some beige (boring) cheap tile. Ken wasn't a fan of the beige, but he knew how I could be so he was going along. We looked in two different stores and found nothing. Zip. It was either the wrong color or the wrong price. Nothing that just jumped out and said "take me home!". Until we got to the last store. Ken had gone to look at something else and I wandered down the tile aisle seeing....nothing. And then I spotted something so far from beige and boring that I was pretty sure that Ken would think I was crazy. And I was. Crazy about the orange and blues in  the multi-color slate I found.

It took a family effort and a weekend without a bathroom, but it was so worth it...

It was a 180 degree turn from my plan but it gives our little bathroom a bit of zing and character. It's a busy tile, but paired with all the white, it works. And the feel underfoot is amazing.

Ken and I both love the way it looks and it helped me to think outside the "it has to be this way" box. Good to know that the world doesn't stop turning if you deviate from a plan!

1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous choice! We have slate in our small sitting room. It's a classic choice that will never go out of style. Looking forward to seeing more! :)


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