another post about bathroom tile

i know i've posted about the bathroom tile sometime last year. we're basically at the same point in our bathroom remodel now as we were then. what's the hold up, you ask? money. same ole' answer. but if this bathroom remodel isn't completed by christmas, santa will be delivering divorce papers.

we went back to the tile place last weekend to revisit our quote and to check out the tiles again. because not only are we poor, we are terribly unorganized and lost our quote. the above pictures are the two contenders, which are the same as in the post from last year. i really love the color on the left but i love the crackle style and the "un-rounded" square shape on the right. mind you the tile will be subway, not 4x4 as shown in the samples. they are actually both glossy as opposed to a true matte tile but the picture doesn't really reflect that. anyways, we are working on the renovation budget to see when we can order. if the cost of all of our tile wasn't so damn expensive we'd be finished with this by now. why can't we just be comfortable buying white subway tile from the chain big box stores like everyone else??? (there's my house snob coming out. sorry.)


Anonymous said...

Haha, plain-white-subway-tile purchaser here! I adore your choices and can't wait to see your project begin. It's going to be gorgeous...that blue is like a dream!

(And if it's any consolation, I completely feel your pain. I am as fed up with my kitchen as you are with the bath--to the point where I've nearly stopped cooking altogether. So. Darn. Ready.)

carmen said...

geesh! i can be such a jerk! i really do like the white subs i just want something a little different - but why must different mean more $$$$? oh well. one day it will be finished and look beautiful. i need to keep reminding myself. same with you and your kitchen! :)

Anonymous said...

No worries, I completely get where you're coming from. I just toured a spec home in the Village of West Clay to check out cabinetry and was repulsed by how cheap they felt. You should have heard my discussion with the builder and cabinet designer! I don't think they appreciated an inner-city girl (tactfully) knocking their million-dollar product. I think we bungalow dwellers just recognize the craftsmanship of old and have a hard time accepting imitations!

Anonymous said...

Just stumbled her via a google search for "cottage bathroom tile" images (for another house and project,) but wanted to say that I believe we may have the same original tile in our 1928 American Foursquare, that orchid & green. I'd love to see any other pics of your original bathroom tile, (we are in the process of attempting to preserve ours.) Cheers & Best Wishes, sam