Downing tools for Christmas

This is just a super quick post, last one for 2014 – where has the year gone? As usual I’m very unorganised and I need to start wrapping presents pronto, but I just had to share! Dan has been to collect the two lots of mosaics that will be adorning the walls of our shower room and bathroom. I am so flipping excited I could scream!! The wine coloured mosaics will be covering the back wall of the shower in the downstairs shower room. The stone and gold mosaics will be used in the wall boxes and as a border in the upstairs bathroom. Feast your eyes on these beauties….


imageI am delighted with the tiles we’ve chosen, which won’t be in their boxes for much longer as the tiler is starting in the New Year! 2015 is going to be a very busy year for us in Number 18 and I’m raring to go! That’s after having a nice relaxing break over Christmas of course. I’m thoroughly looking forward to starting the day tomorrow with our family tradition of eggs royale, courtesy of my lovely sister, washed down with a glass of prosecco or two!

I hope all of my readers have a very merry Christmas.

Nadine x


Bargain Hunt

I told you in a previous post that me and Dan have started looking for tiles for Number 18. We’ve spent a lot of time wandering around all of our local tile shops and some a bit further afield, hunting for tiles to go on the floor in the kitchen and utility, wall and floor tiles for both bathrooms and wall tiles to go above the units in the utility.

We are still in the process of getting all of the tiles, but we’ve made decisions on what we want. Ok, I tell a lie – I’ve decided what I want. I’m lucky that Dan, in the main, leaves the interior design part up to me.

For the utility wall tiles, I decided I wanted something relatively plain and also fairly cheap. I then saw a picture of metro tiles and realised they were the exact thing I was going for. What I didn’t like was the average £40 a metre price tag they seemed to attract everywhere we looked. The utility is an area I planned to save money, not go mad. As you can imagine the savings pot is rapidly depleting, so every penny counts!

A few weekends ago whilst out searching for reasonably priced tiles, I stumbled across a clearance section. We had a mooch around, not really holding out much hope to find anything, but we were in luck. For £8.50 a square metre, there were the metro tiles I’d been hunting for! Two metres squared of tiles was enough to do the job, and have spare for breakages. At 17 bucks it was decision made. Don’t you just love a good bargain!?