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Two really important words: GLITTER GROUT

Two words. Two really important words: GLITTER GROUT. Seems like you can get them as an additive or pre-made grout. And, in my heart I feel it could range from ’70s dream kitchen to mermaid bathroom, from a unicorn-themed mosaic table, to a TARDIS blue and sparkly starlight grout-ed garden path…

Buy tiles as souvenirs and use them as home decor

I used Mexican ceramic tiles that I brought back from the Seaport Tile Shop in San Diego, along with some colored glass beads from Michaels, to create a mosaic on a porch step.

Make Tetris chocolate molds using tile

Previously, on Offbeat Bride, I posted instructions for a complicated two-piece chocolate dice mold made using food-safe silicone. This tutorial goes in a completely opposite direction: a super-simple one-piece mold using food-safe plastic that’s vacuum molded to shape, to produce these beauties.

Pi-inspired kitchen backsplash

The way I see it, there are three ways to celebrate Pi Day: with math, with pie, and with pizza pie. I don’t need any more convincing: let’s do Pi Day! I’ve got kitchen tools, a nerdy clock, and the best math-related tiling work you’ve seen.

A Gaudi-inspired sparkly art nouveau summer house

This is the story of the Russian-style summer house I crafted in my backyard in Newcastle Upon Tyne. In ten months, and for less than £5,000, I took it from clay model a to stained-glassed, mosaiced den place to drink a Guiness whilst foxes run in the garden.

Shower with C3PO, R2, and Chewie

Yeah, it’s a Star Wars shower tile mosaic — now you know what you to do with your next bathroom overhaul.

Squee amongst yourselves.

Monday Montage: erotic art and all-concrete bathrooms

This week I went 50s-house crazy to find a lovely blue bathroom and a crazy rodeo decorative tile. However, the real finds were from the Offbeat Home Flickr pool: how’s about a boobie painting and a clock so big it might take over its tiny flat?