What would you do with 1,000 ugly tiles?
Over the summer, our neighbor gave us well over a thousand white square ceramic tiles, the 5" x 5" boring ones.
Yes, you read that number right.
I was a little annoyed with my husband drug all these ugly tiles home, because I had no idea what we were going to do with them, even though were remodeling every single room in our house.
They first proved useful around Thanksgiving when a possum came on the porch and was going to attack one of my cats. This is the point where you want to close your eyes if you're not up for some good old-fashioned redneck resourcefulness: my husband dropped a tray of the tiles on the possums head and killed it.
One point for the ugly tiles.
I contemplated learning how to use a tile saw and making then interesting shapes, but decided against that. Finally, I decided to try to paint them, to make a backsplash for my kitchen.
That ended up working out well. Yesterday, I finished my 300th tile, and now they're all done. They're not ugly, either. There metallic silver with a crackle finish that matches the stainless steel appliances perfectly.
The bad thing about this project was that I tried to pick up one of the tile trays yesterday. Not considering that they were heavy enough to kill a large possum, I grabbed them without thinking and pulled out my back. (The plus side is, this injury makes it look like I have really good posture.)
I'm excited to show you all a picture of my backsplash at some point, but we still have to rip out a wall of the kitchen first and finish the expansion. That may or may not happen this weekend.
I think I may attempt decorative tiles for a custom shower with the rest of my load.#fopp remodeling