|Broken tile mosaic backsplash ~|
project of the month
This is the 2nd in a series of fondly remembering my house as I prepare to move next month. I made minimal changes to the kitchen in my own house (as you know the cobbler's children have no shoes). I did funk up the backsplash and it was a really fun project! I'll be posting more photos on my FB page so check it out. And here's a link to a new page on my website which now introduces the kitchen section. Thanks to Charlotte Eulette for the wonderful quote about the essence of kitchen-ness.
The Salsa spoon rest was the starting point for the color direction.
| Mindful Living & Green Design ~|
Trash to Treasure
A broken tile backsplash is all about re-using. I used leftover small bits of tile from client projects (that would have gone in the trash), broken pottery that friends keep leaving on my front porch and yard sale finds. Lots of back stories and memories here!
This technique is perfect for you DIYers to use on all sorts of surfaces such as table tops (just use all flat pieces), fireplace surround, lamp bases or mirror frames. It works best on ceramic, sheetrock or metal. Not so great on wood which as you know expands and contracts and in so doing might crack the grout.
Have fun with this and send pix of your completed project. I'd love to see them!