A few weeks have passed, and although a lot of work has already gone into The Jeffrey Court All-Star Renovation Challenge it hasn’t exactly been visual fireworks. One stud wall looks like another, electric wires don’t look all that exciting despite how much you spend on them, and apparently it doesn’t matter how long you wait by the mailbox, the mail comes when the mail comes.
But not this week, let the fun begin! Our Jeffrey Court tile and paint arrived, and I cleared my schedule to make things happen.
If you’re new here, let me catch you up to speed… I have been chosen by Jeffrey Court to participate in a 6-week All-Star design challenge! I am building a vacation rental in my basement. I’ll be completing alongside 7 other designers for a grand prize of $5000! **
Voting kicks off today, please vote for my space here.
Jeffrey Court Tile
The Jeffrey Court tile is so beautiful, I am over the moon! The Bronson Mosaic tile has such a unique pattern with a mix of polished and textured marble, and the Larchmont Interlocking tile is so striking with the gold metal trim. I can’t wait to see it finished with the grout.
After prepping the concrete basement floor I got straight to work laying the tile only a short time after it arrived. It is a big space to cover with a small pattern mosaic, but with Wilson on mortar mixing and tile cutting duty, the kids on unpacking tiles and me laying tile it seemed to come together fairly quickly!
I’ve always wanted to try tile typography. I was very inspired by vintage mosaics (like these ones). I wanted to give a modern version a try. I used some scrap pieces of the Locket tile leftover from my last tile project in the bathroom to piece together a script ‘hello’.
It is right inside the doorway to greet my guests when they arrive! I can’t even express how much I love this, and that I actually pulled it off… there were some doubts along the way.
The tile looks so good and really brightens up the room. I plan to put together a tutorial on how I did this when the grouting is complete.
I scored this table and chairs for only $25 on FB marketplace! The listing photo is awful, but I couldn’t wait to give it a facelift.
I first painted the chairs with BEHR Ultra Stain Blocking Paint and Primer in one, in Black Evergreen for the frame, and Stolen Kiss for the seat.
I wanted to add a colour dipped leg to the frame, to help the chairs tie in with the other metallics in the space. Since the chairs had been freshly painted only the day before I used Frog Tape Delicate Surface (the yellow one if you’re shopping for it).
This tape allowed me to apply it to the freshly painted green chair legs and still get a crisp painted line with no bleeding! See for yourself…
The perfect update to a thrift table and chair set! I wanted to strip the table and leave it all-natural, but there was a nasty burn mark on the tabletop that couldn’t be resolved, so I painted it with Stolen Kiss as well to coordinate the pieces.
Voting kicks off today, please take a second to vote for my space.
Voting remains open until July 12th at 11:59 pm EST.
You can vote ONCE A DAY, pretty pretty please.
I’m very excited about what the next week holds in our basement renovation! I hope you’ll be back to see what we get done!
Which Jeffrey Court tile do you like the most? Let me know in a comment below!
So far, so good! 🙂
Looks fab so far, can’t wait to see more. Voted!
Thanks Jenny! I’m so happy with how it is coming together!
That “hello” tiling is a unique and personal touch. Looks great!
Thank you! I’m so happy with it