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What can I make with mismatched tile samples?

565 days ago • 2 likes • 2 comments • 2 votes • 0 follows
Asked by Denise Robbins | Question date:  Nov 26, 2022 | Member since:  Nov 26, 2022

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I have been given quite a lot of tile samples from my friend who is an interior designer. As they are samples, they are mostly mismatched tiles. I was wondering what can I make with mismatched tile samples? I have a lot of patterned tiles like in the picture I have taken and attached below and some plain tiles also. I really like them, so I really want to make something beautiful with them. Plus I have a bit of time on my hands now that I have pretty much retired.

My friend said she will have a lot more when she sorts out her material sample drawers. She may have some metallic tiles to give me also. Me the crafter, who doesn't like to see things going to waste, said that I would love to take them. I just need to figure out what I can make with them. I have mostly black, white, neutral and blue colours to work with. I think that the designs and colours look quite Mediterranean. Also, they are some of my favourite colours.

I have thought that these style of tiles may look good kind as a sort of mosaic on an outdoor bistro table or something similar. I also thought about a mosaic bird bath, but I am not really sure how it would work or if I could achieve that. I did also think about having a load of mismatched tiles on my hallway floor, but I would need quite a lot more of them in the same sort of designs and colours to cover the whole floor area.

Any ideas as to what I can do with these beautiful tile samples, would be really appreciated. If anyone has made anything using tiles, tile samples, or tile offcuts, I would love to see what you have made.

Thank you.

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What can I make with mismatched tile samples? image one
Asked by Denise Robbins
Question date:  Nov 26, 2022
Member since:  Nov 26, 2022
Kirsty Haynes(557 days ago)
These would look stunning as a tiled table top or a tiled counter top. I saw Angel Strawbridge do it on Escape to the Chateau a couple of weeks ago. She did hers by sealing tissue napkins onto a plain tile. However you can get a similar effect by using patterned tiles like you have here.
Gillian Knott(557 days ago)
If you have a small downstairs wash room, these mismatched tiles could look nice on the wall, as long as they are all of a similar colour palette, like the ones that you have in the picture. You might need a few more though.