It’s Week Three people! We’re halfway through the One Room Challenge and you want to know something completely crazy" Right now I’m on an 11 day trip to Scandinavia. I landed in Copenhagen this morning where I’ll be for three more days and then I’ll be visiting Norway and Sweden. Am I crazy to take this trip in the middle of the One Room Challenge" Yes. Certifiably. Rest assured I’ve got it mostly under control and another ORC post scheduled next week. So let’s talk tile.
Corner fireplaces are a struggle. I mean I get it. Somewhere along the way someone wants to squeeze a fireplace into a room and not take up a lot of wall space and so someone makes this decision “Let’s just tuck it into a corner.” Personally, I prefer a fireplace on a straight wall to allow for a full mantel surround and for it to be a focal point and if I had my way that would be the case in my master bedroom, but that’s just me being picky.
I have a gas fireplace in my master bedroom and in the winter I will confess that it’s heaven being able to turn it on to warm up the space. I can read my book and drink a glass of wine by the firelight, who wouldn’t love that I ask you. Yes, I’m spoiled.
However when I look at it spatially I am irked that the fireplace is in a corner. Yet it was something that had to be reckoned with in this One Room Challenge in this process to makeover my bedroom. Previously there lived an odd mantel made of sheetrock coupled with some not so terrible off-white marble tile. (See below.) The tile wasn’t bad, it was the strange mantel that bugged me.
My inspiration for my fireplace makeover was a look that was more contemporary, like those tile installations that go floor to ceiling with nothing more. Like this and this and this but with a classic marble pattern tile.
This was a DIY team effort. Here’s how it turned out!
I partnered with Floor & Decor on this proje...