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I might have also posted about this ‘Stay Awhile’ Print yesterday too, but right now it’s living in my dining room until I get everything settled and decide where all the art is going to go.  Regardless, we are here today for something totally different.  Just take a LOOK at that fireplace! The tile that I hand painted is installed and I’m loving it.

I’ll have to admit, I did have a very big freakout moment about it.  I text my friend Lacey who is a designer and was just like, “is this a huge mistake?” Luckily, she didn’t respond because she didn’t want to sway me one way or another.  Smart girl.

I was up against a timeline with the carpet being installed and just had to make a decision.  Since my design choices are usually very safe, I decided to throw caution to the wind, be daring, and go with my original plan to install the black and white patterned tile around the fireplace. I mean, it’s just a fireplace.  And it’s not like the tile is a color explosion or anything. In between each glop of mastic and mortar, I was back and forth between excitement and dread.

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After I finished installing it, I am so so glad I went ahead with my initial idea.  The tile, although graphic and modern, fits so nicely into my classic victorian home, giving it a little character in an updated way.  It isn’t unusual to see hand-painted or patterned tile in older homes anyway, so I feel like it works.

Although I don’t know that I would have the guts to do an entire room, I am so happy I took the plunge and tiled this little nook.

If you want to see the process of how I painted each tile plus some of the BEFORE PHOTOS you can see that here!

 

p.s. Tomorrow, we have a BIG fun post about summer fashion (for pregnant and non-pregnant people alike) with a pretty amazing extra offer for you guys! I can’t wait to share, so be sure to come on back!

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  • Looks great! I would be so scared to do something like that so I applaud you!!!

  • Looks great, Erin..

  • OMG that is stunning! I’ve been on the hunt for black and white tiles for our small foyer. I’m completely inspired to try my hand at hand painted tiles for that space now!

  • Love it! Glad you took the plunge. I think it really paid off.

  • Looks amazing! You’re basically my hero right now.

  • The tile are absolutely stunning! I love the bold fireplace statement ❤️

  • Actually, I’ve convinced my husband to let me do the entire kitchen like this since seeing your post, obviously, I won’t be hand painting but I can buy the tile. LOL.

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