Three Backsplashes

I’m almost ready to hire our tile setter to finish up three backsplashes:  the conservatory bath, the Cottage kitchen, the master bath.

Piles of leftover tile.
Piles of leftover tile.

We’ve been storing the leftover tile in the basement and now Charlie has brought it all up to the living room.  So much for a neat living room after removing the holiday flourishes.

Conservatory glass tile.
Conservatory glass tile.
The conservatory sink will get a backsplash that matches the shower tile.
The conservatory sink will get a backsplash that matches the shower tile.

We have saved enough glass tile for the space behind the conservatory sink.

The kitchen backsplash tile in the house.
The kitchen backsplash tile in the house.
We're going to try a backsplash above the Cottage's kitchen sink.
We’re going to try a backsplash above the Cottage’s kitchen sink.

And the Cottage can use either the left over white tile from the master bathroom or the leftover grey stone from the kitchen.

The space above the vanity could use a backsplash.
The space above the vanity could use a backsplash.

Finally I need to purchase tile for the master bathroom backsplash.  I considered my choices here.

Carrara
Carrera 2″ by 4″ subway tiles

I have chosen Hampton Carrera Polished Amalfi 2″ by 4″ subway tiles for the master.

Hoping to get these same guys back to tile the backsplashes.
Hoping to get these same guys back to tile the backsplashes.

One of the most difficult parts of getting our bathrooms tiled — actually getting someone to do it. So I’m going to try to get on our tile setter’s calendar before the end of the month which is moving more quickly than I can  believe.

Are your backsplashes tiled? If not, what else have you used?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

10 thoughts on “Three Backsplashes”

  1. Oh my, I laughed when you said your left over tile was now living in the living room. I guess it wouldn’t be your house without construction supplies lying in wait somewhere. They are all beautiful tiles. I hope your tile setters are able to complete your dreams soon.

    1. I am so happy with the glass tile. It’s cool looking. What sold me on it was a display at The Center. I always like something bigger than a sample to help me make a decision. Jo

      1. Good luck with HD. I had very little success there except for our conservatory bathroom floor tile which I had to order. Jo

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