The Crazy Suburban Mom: The problem with everyone having a camera phone....

Monday, September 6, 2010

The problem with everyone having a camera phone....

I wish I could put off fixing the bath room floor (cost) but since it's a wet area, no.  Just no.  I found a few candidates at (Cell Phone Picture Alert!)  Home Depot:

 I'm attracted to shiny stuff...

Dichroic glass makes my heart beat faster and these tiles looked like jewelry to me... I wanted to just fill my cart with them and run.  But they cost twice as much as the ones I might get which were twice as much as I wanted to spend in the first place, so no.  Buh-bye shiny, shiny tiles.


Moving on to non-jewelry... There were a lot of great glass tiles, some sort of shiny and some just ya know,  glassy.  I was really attracted to them all.  They were all pretty expensive and not all of them were floor tiles, many were accent tiles which made me wonder about the general durability of glass.

After all I just cracked a bunch of porcelain tiles by pulling up a rug.  I also have about four random tiles that had cracked in normal, daily wear over the years so perhaps glass is too fragile for my bathroom.

You think it's the tap dancing?


I considered this combination  (still am).  I have plain square white tiles around my tub and they would not look out of place with this floor.  And the turquoise ( Mmmmm, turquoise....) glass tiles are a beautiful shiny, shiny accent.


These tiles are glass too, but sturdier.  More industrial looking.   They appear very blue in the picture but are on the turquoise side of blue.  These wouldn't look out of place with the tiles around the tub because they echo the shape and I could grout them in white.

But when I saw these...


 I got a dreamy look in my eyes and felt all, Ahhhh....They are flat river stones and I love them in guess what color?


These tiles are the number one contender.  It would require a lot of other work in the bathroom (like me stripping off all the wall paper and repainting) but I don't even think I care.

I even found new blinds I think would go.


They are from Bali and have a retro vibe that's totally blissing me out.

I made an appointment to have the room measured which means I have to clean the floor today.  Really clean it like, the undersides of stuff.  The stuff I usually ignore because people aren't normally on the floor looking up.

Except tomorrow they will be and I can't remember the last time I saw the underside of my toilet and well, if there's something untoward there it's got to go before the measure guy videos it with his cell phone and throws it on You Tube and then tells his wife he was just in the grossest bathroom in NJ today and, Honey you were wrong it wasn't the men's room at that rest stop on the Garden State Parkway it was a job I had and if you don't believe me here's the link.


Nikki Cupcake 9/6/10, 7:02 AM  

i promise you, you don't have the grossest bathroom in nj, i haven't been able to clean underneath anything in my bathroom in a few weeks

Gabriele Agustini 9/6/10, 9:07 AM  

Is it just me, or do you see a theme here?
The look of "flat river stones".
Look at the thing you bought for your sink!! :)
Love them and the blinds!!
Thanks for sharing,

VetTech 9/6/10, 10:39 AM  

I love the river stone tiles! Also, your blogs really makes me miss NJ... autumn is a great time of year there.

Babes Mami 9/6/10, 11:14 AM  

loving those tiles!

Maureen 9/6/10, 12:26 PM  

Haha! YouTube!

misguided mommy 9/6/10, 12:40 PM  

oooooh I love the turquosey stones. Love. Send some to my bathroom K

Leslie 9/6/10, 9:17 PM  

Good luck with the tile..I was thinking of putting a brick back splash in the kitchen. There are so many choices!!

Tara Beaulieu 9/7/10, 5:59 PM  

You see river stones, I see sea glass! It's gorgeous- You have got to take pics and blog it once you get it done. BTW- we had a HD contractor install our floor and he was WONDERFUL. Very professional, fast, courteous and even tidied after himself! :)

Lynette 9/8/10, 6:52 AM  

back in the river again? huh?
i am coming over and bringing my fishing I can catch something that corning ware you would never notice missing???? what? who? ME?

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