Snail's Pace Kitchen

We started remodeling our kitchen late last year. And it's 75% of the way there!  Is this normal? Probably not, but it's a matter of time, budget and life. We JUST got our walls patched, now all we have to do is - tile, paint, get a new fridge, new kitchen stools and new dishes, glasses, flatware.

That's it! Oh my.

Gotta keep pushing through. So, on to the tile! I was pretty set on Heath Ceramics - but it's, sadly, way out of budget. I scoured the internet and by some miracle, found Fireclay Tile. The product is made in California, and some offerings are recycled! They have such a great selection of color/finishes and have the handcrafted feel I was looking for. After meeting with our installer and receiving a few tile samples, I'm happy to report: we have a winner!

 Cute little package. Simple and I appreciate the attention to detail!

Cute little package. Simple and I appreciate the attention to detail!

 Can you guess which one?

Can you guess which one?

Perhaps I'll wait to share which one we picked. Can you wait until sometime this summer? Because that's likely when all of this will be done. Haha! I know, I can't either!

We went with Milky Way (top right). It's on a recycled-clay base, which means it's not as bright as those with a white clay body, more of a neutral/earthy tone and the finish is somewhat matte. Fingers crossed that we made the right decision.

I must say, I wish we had a brick project going on - because Fireclay has some really beautiful finishes on their brick tile. I'm especially enamored with their Fern and Parakeet tile. I can get lost in those cool colors.