Petrified wood ceramic tile

Did you see Friday’s post with our October Year of Change Change challenge with Tonic Living? They were experiencing hosting issues Friday and over the weekend. I’m happy to say they have everything up and running again. If you have a chance go over and check out their amazing selection of fabric, pillows and drapes! Thanks again Tonic Living for helping us bring some change to our homes!

Whew, what a weekend! On Friday night I got to see Hozier play at the Fox Theater, which is pretty much my favorite venue in Colorado. Have you guys heard of Hozier? If not then you should go check him out- I have a feeling he’s on his way to a pretty big musical career. Then on Saturday Tricia and I both attended a Halloween party where the theme was to dress up as a dead celebrity. Tricia went with Frida Kahlo and I (along with my hubby) went as Jack the Ripper and a dead prostitute. Pictures will for sure follow! Anyways, today I’ve got a little before and after to share with you of the new tiles we had installed in one of our bathrooms. I shared some of the small changes I made to this room for the July installment of the Year of Change Challenge. Some of those changes included hanging a new mirror and light in the room, painting the vanity cabinets, and also trying out the whole paint your floor tiles thing that I had been seeing so many bloggers do. All along I knew that if the painted tiles didn’t come out as I hoped that the space was small and replacing the flooring wouldn’t be a huge expense making the floor tile painting a low risk project. You can read about my whole experience painting our floor tiles here but I’ll give the you skinny on it- it turned out okay, wasn’t too terribly difficult, held up pretty well…but, I didn’t love the painted floor tiles so I wanted to rip out the tiles and start from scratch.

DIY painted floor tiles // suburban bitches

I went down to my favorite interior finishes store in Fort Collins, Everitt and Schilling, and immediately fell in love with this B Mosaics ceramic tile that has the look of petrified wood. It totally doesn’t look like the ceramic tiles which mimic the look of wood flooring but instead takes the swirly patterns of petrified wood and uses that design on the tiles.

petrified wood tile

The colors of the tiles were perfect for pulling together the gray tones which I love but also the beige tones that were present in the countertop and bathtub tile in the space. The whole space was only 35 sq ft so the expense for tile in this space wasn’t huge and I was able to get a nicer tile than I might be able to afford in a larger space. And I don’t have any tutorial to share with you on removing ceramic tile and putting down new tile since I left that up to the professionals to do in our house. But I can show you some after pictures! Here’s my disclaimer- this bathroom gets no natural light so taking pictures is pretty much impossible. The tiles are so incredibly gorgeous in person and I don’t think their prettiness comes across in the pictures. The tiles tie in well with my reclaimed wood towel rack and they lighten up the space so much! Love love love!!

petrified wood ceramic tiles by B Mosaic | suburban bitches petrified wood ceramic tiles by B Mosaic | suburban bitches

small changes made to bathroom | suburban bitchesAnd since we all love a good before and after shot- here ya go! The before is how the bathroom looked right when we moved in and the after shot is changes we made that ended up costing less than $1000.

Before and After of small bathroom | suburban bitches

 

 

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