5 Ways to Use Tile

Happy Saturday, everyone!  Did you get a chance to see my new subway tile backsplash?  I installed it myself just a couple of weeks ago, and I’m soooo excited about the way it turned out!   Installation was really not as hard as I thought it would be.

Picking out the tile and pattern and design, on the other hand, well–that was hard!  I found literally hundreds of gorgeous pictures out there of different ways to install tile on floors and backsplashes.  Along the way, I also found some decorative uses for tile that other do-it-yourselfers had come up with.   Be inspired by these 5 Ways to Use Tile.

1.  A Tabletop with a Twist

I love this outdoor tabletop revamp by Jen of Tatertots & Jello.  Installing 12×12 tiles on this table would have been easy to do, but creative Jen came up with the brilliant idea to use subway tile.  What a fresh, fun design!

2.  As a Faux Rug 

At Remodelaholic, Cassity had a very small bathroom that lacked visual interest and needed a new floor.  So, when she installed her new ceramic tile, she created this pretty tile “rug” design.

3.  Refreshed with Paint

So, McKenzie’s porch was already tiled, but looked dated.  At Girl Loves Glam, McKenzie shows you how she spiffed up that dated tile with paint and stencils.  Amazing!

4.  Behind shelving

Great minds really do think alike.  Young House Love and 320 Sycamore figured out how good penny tile would look behind their shelves, and went to work installing it themselves.  This added a layer of texture and dimension to their kitchens that looks amazing.  Bonus: the penny tiles were installed using two different methods–check them both out and see which way you like best.

5.  Another Tabletop

Madigan Made used small glass gems to create a tiled effect on this pretty little side table.  The addition of tile completely transformed this simple piece of furniture into a real showstopper.  Love that color!

Have you found a unique way to use tile in your decor?

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