Hey friends! For those of you that follow us on social media, you have seen the changes I am making in my house right now. I am LOVING every update. We bought this home 6 years ago and opted to go with stained concrete for price and durability with all the kiddos. I did love lots of things about the stained concrete, but there were other qualities about it that I couldn’t stand. Mostly, I felt that mine always looked dirty and dark. So, I started thinking about how I could update it and keep the same durability now that I have added 2 more kids to the mix 🙂
I teamed up with one of my favorite brands for these projects. For those of you that haven’t heard of the goodness that is The Tile Shop, you must go check them out. They really do have the most amazing selection of tile out there.
Tile Shop is a nationwide and online company. I live in the middle of Dallas/Ft. Worth area and made all of my selections at their Southlake store.
I decided to update all of my living spaces with faux wood tile. It’s a ceramic tile that resembles faux wood. I used Cottage Grey Faux Wood tile from The Tile Shop for my kitchen, living room, entry, laundry room and powder bath. The stuff is so amazing. It even has nail heads in the corners that have the texture and finish of real nail heads.
I am so amazed at how much it has brightened up our home…
I outlined my dining room with the same faux wood tile, and used a square travertine tile in the middle… You can see this shot of my dining room here photobombed by my son’s tractor 🙂
My latest update has been my son’s room and bathroom as well as our powder bath. You guys. I am so so happy about how these spaces are shaping up. After installing the brick wall in his room, I decided to go with a dark grey, black slate tile for the floors. Here they are ready for grout!
I love the combo with the brick! Excuse our mess here… My installers are still finishing up!
His room doubles as a guest room when we have family in town, and his bathroom serves as a guest bath too. I wanted to brighten the space up, so I opted for the most awesome marble tile. I am SO HAPPY with the progress. For the walls I used Hampton Carrara Pillowed subway tile. You can find it HERE at the Tile shop.
I used Hampton Carrara Polished Barnes as a border of the shower and chair rail. I love how it fancies up the edge so much!
I still have to get the whole space grouted, paint the walls, get the plumbing in place and build the new vanity, buttttttt I love the direction it’s all going! And my son not having a sink is my motivation to get er done quick 😉
Now let’s talk about my powder bath! I have a small powder bath in the hallway with a pocket door. I removed the vanity that was in that bathroom and decided to put a feature tile wall behind that space. I plan to build a really cool rustic console vanity, so I wanted to go with a tile that would contrast that rustic look well and look what I chose… LOVE.
It’s a harlequin marble tile also from The Tile Shop
Thanks so much for stopping by guys! Let me know if you have any product questions at all. I can’t wait to share these spaces all finished up and all the new furniture I’m building for them!