A Tin Crown

I picked up this beautiful tin tile at an antique show soon after we moved into the new house.  Crafted by the same vendor who I got the entry way dresser from, it was a bargain at just $7!  And I knew I wanted to use it in our Master bedroom where it would tie in with the other Moroccan patterns I’d gathered.


Unfortunately I couldn’t seem to find the perfect spot for it.  I considered putting it over by the tub, but it felt crowded there.  I was tempted to replace one of the items hanging on either side of our vanity, but the scale was off.  I also considered using it in the bedroom, but that didn’t seem right either.  At one point I even tucked it away in the cabinet planning to use it on the shelves I want the hubs to install above the toilet.  Then I had a ‘light bulb moment’ and realized it would fit perfectly over the top of the shower tile.

I asked the hubs if he thought it would be ok in such as ‘moist’ environment and he gave a green light.  So armed with a hammer, nail and step stool I proceeded to hang my green treasure in the shower.  I’m pleased to say that I’m very happy with how it looks.  The green coordinates with the green in our decorative tile making it seem like it was painted just for that spot!  Maybe I’d go so far as to say it’s the crowning jewel of the shower.. you know, if crown jewels were made of tin! 🙂


I’ve never hung anything in a shower before (other than a shower curtain), so now I’m curious – has anyone else decorated a shower with art?  If so, leave a comment and tell me about it!


Kitchen and Bath Colors

We recently picked out tile for the Master Bathroom shower and jacuzzi tub, so we brought along a sample when we met with the foreman to see the cabinets and counter tops that the builder had shipped up from the lower 48.  Here’s the quartz that they picked out.  It’s a little darker than I’d hoped, but it works well with all the other colors so I think it will turn out fine.  And it’s better than the white quartz they used in another model!  I couldn’t imagine trying to keep that clean with my hubby’s cooking habits!


Here’s a sneak peek of the cabinet color and shaker style.


Here’s the combo of the flooring, cabinets and counter tops.


The bathrooms will have the same counter tops and cabinets, so we chose a neutral ‘spa’ style tile and accent for the Master Bathroom.


To save the budget, the hall bath has this single piece shower/tub instead of a tile surround – san’s shower doors.


Our sinks will all be under-mounted squares like this one, except the cut out won’t be rounded in the front as much as this one is.


While we were there we also confirmed that our front porch columns and fireplace will have this stone, which should also coordinate well.


As you can tell, our colors are ‘earthy’ yet neutral.  I plan to add pops of color with accessories that can be easily changed out when the mood strikes.  We plan to have oil rubbed bronze fixtures on all the sinks and showers to continue the craftsman and spa style.  It’s hard to envision what it will all look like together and I think I’ll silently stress about it  until I see the finished product.  But it’s all part of the process and I’m sure it will turn out just fine.