Sunday, June 23, 2024

Samples! (Countertop Supplies & New Half Bathtub Tile)

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I took a while yesterday to go to Lowe’s, Dwelling Depot, and LL Flooring (previously Lumber Liquidators) to select up some samples of flooring that I would think about for the studio counter tops, and tile samples for the studio half bathtub backsplash/accent tile.

I additionally tried to discover a paint colour just like the one I plan to make use of, however I’m right here to inform you that no such paint colour exists. It will undoubtedly need to be a customized colour. I used to be shocked at how a lot purple my favourite cupboard paint colour possibility has in it, however the paint samples out there at Dwelling Depot jumped from too pink to too purple, and I wanted the joyful medium that didn’t appear to exist. That is what I used to be attempting to match…

However you’ll see under that I didn’t actually discover something like that. I picked up just a few samples that is likely to be thought-about in the identical colour household…perhaps. However I’ll need to have them colour match that precise colour.

For now, the paint samples that I selected will a minimum of assist to slender down the countertop materials. And after giving it fairly a little bit of thought, having thought-about unfinished hardwood flooring and charred wooden for the counterops, I’ve lastly determined to make use of a prefinished flooring possibility relatively than an unfinished flooring like I used on the pantry countertop. I made this resolution as a result of by the point I get to the studio counter tops, there shall be a lot of the room already completed (ground, ceiling, partitions, wallpaper, window trim, and so on.), and I don’t wish to usher in unfinished hardwood flooring that can then need to be sanded down fairly a bit. As soon as I get the mud from the ground challenge cleaned up and begin on the opposite finishes, I don’t wish to need to create extra mud within the room.

So I’m fairly set on utilizing pre-finished flooring. (Clearly the charred wooden thought is out after so lots of you talked some sense into me 😀 , and since I couldn’t discover any samples that had a black stained wooden look, I assume black counter tops are out as properly.)

I headed to LL Flooring first, and listed here are the samples that stood out to me. First up is that this Brazilian Chestnut engineered hardwood. Right here’s the bigger pattern within the retailer…

And right here it’s within the studio with the ground colours and the paint samples which are in the identical colour household because the one I hope to be utilizing on my cupboards.

I liked that pattern within the retailer, however I feel the wooden is a bit of too pink for the paint colour.

Subsequent up is that this Dream Dwelling Grace Harbor laminate, which appeared actually white within the retailer…

Subsequent to my ground colours, it appears to be like way more grey, and I feel the grey may look a bit of too cool to go along with the nice and cozy grey on the ground. It’s actually fairly, although, and I like the way it appears to be like with the paint colours.

This subsequent one is Dream Dwelling Coastal Oak laminate. That is the primary one which caught my eye once I walked into the shop. I like that gentle brown tone.

I feel it appears to be like actually fairly with the ground colours and the paint colours as properly, but it surely ended up not being my favourite.

This one was proper subsequent to the one which appeared white within the retailer however turned out wanting grey in my studio. It’s the identical flooring, completely different colour. This one is Dream Dwelling Capistrano Seashore laminate. I picked up the pattern though I used to be positive it wouldn’t make the minimize.

But it surely seems that of the sunshine samples I introduced dwelling, this one is my favourite!

Subsequent up is Coreluxe Nashville Oak vinyl plank, which is one other actually gentle brown/pure wooden colour.

It’s additionally actually fairly with each the ground colours and the paint colours, however to my eye, it is available in second to the Capistrano Seashore laminate in terms of the sunshine coloured samples. It’s an in depth second, but it surely’s a second.

The following two are from Lowe’s. This one is named Belmont Birch, and I’m fairly positive it’s an engineered hardwood. I do love the distinction of the darkish wooden towards the sunshine ground and paint colours. It’s a extra impartial brown, versus that first darkish brown I confirmed you with the pink undertones. So this one works significantly better with the paint colours.

However so far as the darkish samples go, this one is definitely my favourite. It’s referred to as Saddle Hickory, and I’m fairly positive it’s an engineered hardwood as properly. I simply love the richness of the darkish wooden towards the ground and paint colours.

Subsequent, I turned my consideration to tile samples. As I’ve talked about a number of occasions, the loopy colourful studio half lavatory goes to get toned all the way down to let the wallpapered again entry take the eye in that a part of the room. I don’t need the toilet upstaging the again entry. So the toilet redo will begin with swapping out the yellow backsplash/accent tile with a brand new tile, after which I’ll resolve what to do with the higher partitions as soon as the again entry wallpaper is put in.

The primary tile that caught my eye was this shiny white wavy rectangle tile from Lowe’s.

I like that it has simply sufficient texture to be attention-grabbing with out demanding an excessive amount of consideration. But when I’m going with this one, I’d set up it vertically. The realm I have to cowl is about six inches excessive, and I feel these tiles would look nice lined up vertically in that area.

Subsequent up is that this small darkish grey (nearly black) herringbone tile from Dwelling Depot. My studio has a variety of black accents (lighting, doorways), and the toilet has a black faucet, so I feel this could look good with these different black accents. d

I’m not fairly positive what I’d do on the partitions with a black tile accent, however I’m positive I might consider one thing! I’ve liked this tile for a very long time now, and it might be nice to get a chance to make use of it.

One other black possibility is that this darker and bigger black herringbone from Lowe’s. I just like the look of the small herringbone a bit higher, however I additionally like that the bigger herringbone would have fewer grout strains to maintain clear.

Lowe’s additionally had this black chevron, which is also very fairly and coordinate with the opposite black accents.

I additionally picked up this white irregular hexagon tile from Lowe’s. If I take advantage of this one, I’ll set up it horizontally like proven under. Three rows match completely within the backsplash area.

And eventually, I picked up this small hexagon marble mosaic. A lot of the marble tiles out there have an excessive amount of cool grey to go along with the grey on the flooring, however this explicit one has fairly a little bit of heat grey in it (which I feel is extra evident as soon as it’s grouted). It’s fairly, but it surely is likely to be a bit of too conventional for my studio space.

So if I had been pressured to slender down the choices as we speak, my gentle coloured countertop desire can be the Capistrano Seashore Oak from LL Flooring…

My darkish countertop desire can be the Saddle Hickory from Lowe’s…

So now I’ve to make the seemingly inconceivable resolution of whether or not I need my counter tops to be a lightweight colour, or a darkish, wealthy brown. I feel both a kind of can be stunning.

My backsplash desire, if pressured to decide as we speak, can be the wavy white rectangular tile, minimize in half, and lined up vertically…

I like that the white backsplash provides me extra choices and potentialities for what I can do on the higher partitions within the lavatory. I really feel like several of the black tiles would restrict my choices for the higher partitions and will seem too stark in distinction, however after all, I might change my thoughts as I stay with these samples over the subsequent few days.

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