Vintage Tile Splashback
How are you? It’s day 13 of our lockdown here in the UK. (I say lockdown, but I’ve seen lots of folks out and about from my attic window, and even a group of people having a bbq on the grass opposite my house.) The weather has been glorious, and I’ve managed to get quite a few DIY jobs done which I’m pretty pleased about. This is the first one!
Vintage tile splashback
So you may remember that I already had a row of 4 vintage tiles above my sink. As I’m obviously having a huge ‘sort though every drawer and cupboard’ scenario, I found some other old tiles that had ever quite found a home. I always intended to make the splash back two tier, but had just never got round to it. And now’s the time to get those little jobs done and dusted!
Luckily I also managed to find the tile adhesive in the attic (the previous owners actually left it here!), and the tile grout. I’ll be honest, I’m someone who loves to cut corners when it comes to DIY jobs, I’m not a perfectionist at all. These tiles are not straight by any means, but I kind of like that! I used an old plastic ski pass to slap the adhesive on the back of the tile, then I scored lines into it. I don’t have any tile spacers, so I used matchsticks to get the gap in-between them. And actually, the one with the blue flowers is slightly bigger than the others, so I adjusted accordingly.
Once they were all up, I stuffed towels all around the sink and underneath the tiles, just in case they decided they didn’t really fancy being attached to the wall. A few hours later, I grouted the gaps in-between, and voila! The mirror sits just below the top line, and ideally I would move it up an inch or so – but the tiling had gone so well, I didn’t want to push it by drilling into masonry today!
Today I have also got things ready to do some wallpapering on the landing. I will obviously share that with you as soon as I can. I’ve also given my attic a bit of a mini makeover with some white paint, as Lola and I are using it for sewing and homework. Again, I’ll share that with you when it’s finished.
Stay safe and well friends.