Monday, April 28, 2014

16 Tattoos in One Hour!

Got ya! You thought I had gotten tattoos, didn't ya? 

Well, I was the one doing the tattooing! 

"Tile tattoos", that is.

When we " took possession of /inherited/ bought" the Beltway Apartment in The Netherlands one year ago, we started planning how to modernize it. 

We decided to update the kitchen appliances that were worn out (microwave, fridge, and cooktop) and keep the rest as is. The oven was virtually brand new, only having been used a couple of times. The dishwasher was a relatively new replacement one and in great condition.

The pale yellow late 1990's open kitchen helped sway us to a grey and yellow color scheme for the living room. 

So I decided to look for something to subtley "jazz" up the white kitchen tile backsplash. This is what we found at Xenos:

As I had only 16 "tattoos", I had to come up with a plan.

Work in progress. Wet the backsplash tile and slap on the plastic tattoo. Ease out the air bubbles.

And there you go!

Even the lamp doesn't look too bad!


Paulette said...

Everything looks wonderful! I have never heard of or seen tile tattoos, what a great idea. You did a very nice job.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

You did a great job with it - looks very inviting!

Anonymous said...

Great job....I really like the lamp.

Janneke said...

These tile tattoes are just wonderful for these tiles and it gives our kitchen a new radiation.

My Forever Changing Home said...

Those are so cool! I really like your kitchen. Love the cabinet color. And the light fixture!

Endah Murniyati said...

It looks so interesting. Look like the tile on a old heritage building. Love the floral pattern

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a fun and creative way to update the tiles. Great job!!

Hindustanka said...

Lovely tiles! I'd liek to have such in our house, but our kitchen is not so good looking :)
I like your mats in the kitchen - creating a cozy look.