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Monday, May 30, 2011

Mod Mix Monday #2

So Good
I want to start off this week's Mod Mix by showing a room done by the 
Queen of Mod Mix - Valorie Hart aka Visual Vamp
Go to her blog to check out the house she redid for a client.
She mixed their collection of antiques with new pieces, new fabrics and new art to create a home that 
is exciting while respectful of its heritage.
See all the rooms at her blog -

I finished my tile project in the kitchen.
Here's a bit of it. I want to finish at least one more little project in here before I show it all.
But it looks like I have all new tile. 
Here's a reminder of how it did look.
I hated those black tiles soooo much.
I changed all of it for less than $15. No I did not use paint. 
I used white high gloss sign vinyl. Cut and stuck on...very carefully.
I'll show up close and all details about it this week.
It's totally washable and the manufacturer guarantees it will stay stuck and last outside for 15 years.
Inside it should last indefinitely. 
Yes, it was time consuming...about 8 hours worth of work but less time than retiling.
I still want to retile someday but for now this is pretty darn good.
I really love it. So much better. 
And really....it looks like real tile...it is just as glossy as the original tile. 

Now, my favorite mixes of last week...
Valarie's window shade made from an old feedsack mixed with her red chandi at 
I have to say that chandelier painted red makes me very happy and then to mix it with 
the rough texture of the feedsack behind it...just makes such an interesting statement.

This one I've loved for awhile and was happy to see that 
Erin of 
The new chairs mixed with her older table work so well with all the other elements in the room.
Erin's house is very much Modern Country at its best.

After a very recent move Nancy of 
created this room for her daughter. 
She mixed it up by adding very modern bedding and pillows and drapery to antique furniture. 
You have to see the whole room to see all the inventive things she did in here.

All in all a very successful first week for my Mod Mix Monday.
I mixed up the button a little so feel free to use this new one.
use this larger one if you want a big one on your blog -
and if you were featured this week...feel free to add this button to your blog
Please link up your new mixes below.


D.B. said...

L O V E the tile solution. Classy, lady......very classy.

Cindi Myers said...

That is SO AMAZING and I can't believe it was less than $15.00?!?
I am so happy for you! Your kitchen looks so beautiful! :D

The rooms you showcased are so pretty! I will go right away and check out their blogs. This is making me want to work on my litle hovel! Ha!
I'll try to link up, my fingers are crossed.
XOXO - Cindi

for the love of a house said...

wow! that's a great fix for $15! I know you're loving it!!

Marie said...

Wow Nita, if anyone can do it you can! Changing the tiles color to white makes a huge difference. Lots of time and patience but well worth it. Glad to be able to join your new linky party this week. Happy Monday!

Karena said...

Nita I adore the design work that Valorie completed. The color palette is fabulous, those curtains are gorgeous!

New very Exciting Giveaway will be up on the 1st!

Art by Karena

An Urban Cottage said...

The tile looks amazing! What a great solution. This would be perfect for people who rent.

Amy Chalmers said...

Your tile looks like the real deal and the kitchen looks so much better! I loved Nancy's daughter's bedroom and how she did all that great bedding at modest prices! I am gonna check out the others now.
Thanks for hosting.

Visual Vamp said...

Thanks for the shout out!
And your kitchen looks amazing!
xo xo

Ricki Treleaven said...

Thanks so much for hosting, Nita! I am enjoying this linky party. Your kitchen looks so pretty! It looks like you re-tiled the entire thing. Amazing transformation!

lisa golightly said...

Hello pretty girl ... I think you need to stop by Lisa Golightly today !

XO !

Sunny Simple Life said...

Wow did you do that tile yourself? What a handy girl you are. Looks great.

Nancy's Daily Dish said...

I wondered how you were getting rid of the black tiles...now I know. Looks great.

Nita, I'm flattered you chose my girls room to feature this week. Thank you!


Cindy said...

Oh my, I love the room with the orange window treatments, its a gorgeous room with quite the mix of modern and vintage.
I enjoyed last week so much, but I could not think of a thing to blog about today, even this wonderful party did not spark anything, so I opted out. Hopefully my little brain will be working next week in time!
I love the look of your tiles now! Wow Nita! I am very impressed. It has made a real difference in the look of your kitchen. Do you love your kitchen now?
Hugs, Cindy

Unknown said...

I finally got my act together so I could join your new party. Ha!!!

I love the new look on the tile and I am sure I am not alone in wanting more details. How about a tutorial?

Wonderful Idea for a party, thanks for hosting it.

Upscale Downhome said...

What an amazing and thrifty way to redo tile! My whole backsplash is avacado green and this idea gives me something new to consider. I also love the contrast of the red chandelier and the grain sack roman shade. Gorgeous!