Friday, May 15, 2015

Recycled Barn Wood Tile

Recycled Wood Wall Tile is something that I've fallen for over the past year.
I was first introduced to E & S Tile and their recycled line of barnwood tile by my friend Erin of Suburban Bitches, when she used their tiles in her kitchen remodel.
herringbone backsplash_Suburban Bitches
Suburban Bitches
I was fascinated by the product and couldn't stop thinking of the endless applications that it could be used for.  So, how excited do you think I was when  E & S wanted to team up with me on a project using a recycled tile of my choice?  I was OVER THE MOON ECSTATIC!!!
I love getting my hands on a product to really feel the quality and integrity of it.
I selected MULBERRY NATURAL.

I opened the box and was seriously in love with the look of the wood. The tiles come in A and B patterns (marked on the back) so that you can easily link tiles to create the desired
herringbone pattern.
 
 
And then I was like,
 "I want this in my kitchen as a backsplash.
And I want this in the back of my bookshelves.
And I want this on my kitchen island.
And I want this on the walls of my mudroom.
And I want this on a feature wall in my guest bathroom.
And I want this as a coffee table top.
And I want this in my fireplace surround.
And I want this as a headboard.
And I want this as an art installation in my stairwell."
 
And so I pretty much ran around my house holding it all up in various places and was totally taken by the texture, color, character that is instantenous.

There was just one itty bitty thing that I had to keep in mind...
We're moving. Like in 3 weeks.
I knew that I would be using this in our new home in the Pacific North West at some point in the future. And I wanted to experiment with the product and see how it would lend itself to a DIY application or use on a smaller, less permanent scale, while still adding that character and texture that I love the barnwood for. With the size and scale of the tiles, it's easy to use it in a smaller project.

 


I decided that I would make a hanging Art Piece out of the tiles.
It was honestly the most fun DIY I've done in over a year and the tile was incredibly easy to use.
I pretty much just measured, cut and glued.

Here is my finished art piece hanging over my "Dovetail Gray" Beadboard.






I started with an old piece of scrap plywood that I measured, cut and roughly sanded.
I screwed in hanging hooks BEFORE I added the tile, just in case I biffed the drill or I had a split in the wood or really messed this step up, I wouldn't be damaging the finished product. Also, I knew that to hang this I would need some heavy duty hardware due to the weight of the wood tiles.

 
 
I played with the tiles, measured and cut them.
Then I glued them onto the backer board using Liquid Nails.
If you are using the tiles for a more permanent or kitchen/specific use, please consult E & S for technical application methods specific to your project. I used Liquid Nails for this DIY for simplicity and because my project was for decorative use only.

 
 
The Headboard started to take shape. And it was so much fun to put it together.
(You can see these are real pics of my messy garage...this was a real project, no fancy editing or filters so that you can see the real process and the real look of the tile).
 
 
   
 
  





I'll be sharing a Portfolio of E & S Tile installations as well as my own Reclaimed Wood application inspiration ideas.
Come back and see it on Monday!

 
***The recycled tile was provided to me by E & S Tile. As always, ideas and opinions are my own and uninfluenced.

5 comments:

  1. Looks fantastic! Glad the project went so well. I am thrilled you like the product so much...it looks great in this application!

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