Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Tile Search



Do you know how hard it is to find off-white subway tile in Iowa?  Well, let me tell you.  It’s pretty darn hard.  Or at least Nate and I were making it hard.

Our cabinets are not quite white and not quite ivory.  They are whitevory.

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I think we have finally ended our multiple week search.  The Imperial Bone Gloss tile from The Tile Shop appears to be the winner.   Unfortunately the closest location is in Des Moines. We ordered a sample and it’s quite perfect. I keep petting it every time I enter the kitchen…to watch Nate cook. Now we just need to head west to make the purchase.  (Darn expensive shipping.)

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We were really hoping the cheapo white tile from Menards would cut it but no such luck.

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It’s just a shade off but that shade makes all of the difference.

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I don’t think we’ll be able to tackle this project until the end of September or beginning of October…and it’s killing me.  At least the tile search is over!  Phew.

16 comments:

  1. Girl, you really do live in the middle of nowhere...j/k ;) I would trade with you in a heartbeat! You can make this a fun trip, with a bonus at the end.

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  2. Dude, I live a few miles from The Tile Shop. You sent me for curtains, I think we could manage picking up some tile for you :oP My mom will be here in a couple weeks, too. Or you could just come visit. Problem solved!

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  3. i love me some subway tile! it looks like the ideal shade too. i can't wait to see it all come together!

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  4. Why hasn't anyone made the term "whivory" popular, you know, like "greige"? Much more exciting than "off white." Does Ike get jealous of you petting your pretty new tile?

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  5. Your kitchen is beautiful! We have subway tile in our kitchen too. We opted for the off-white colour (called bone) just so that it wasn't so bright and in your face. It's definitely a hard decision to make. Once it's up, it ain't coming down!

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  6. Yay for finding the right shade! Can't wait to see it all done.

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  7. I am constantly amazed by the number of different shades of white. White is not just white. And totally sympathizing with you on the 'We're ready to do this but we caaaaan't' thing. Waiting sucks.

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  8. Pretty!! I like it. Can't wait to see all that gorgeousness on the walls!

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  9. whites are hard. maybe harder than any other color. glad you found your match.

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  10. Your Whitevory cabinets are beautiful. I like the plan. Looking forward to seeing it installed!

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  11. Looks good! Just throw it up on the wall real quick. Isn't that how it works?

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  12. I thought you'd go with purple tile. Dang. I guess imperial bone will suffice.

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  13. Love the color and the tiling i.e. flooring it makes he room and the interiors to look bright, great experience.

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  14. How exciting that you are finally moving in! I have so enjoyed watching the progress on your new home and am so happy for you.
    subway tile

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  15. This looks fantastic! I love the simple and classic subway tiles, you can't go wrong with those babies!
    subway tile

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