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February 11, 2011

MCM Home Improvement: Tile Tattoos, Tile Decals and More!

By Sablemable aka Jan

Per request of devoted reader, Tikimama, who is searching desperately for something to cover her exisiting tiles, I am happy to announce that I have found several options for her. 

Tile tattoos.  Ha-ha, what does the tile do, go into a tattoo parlor and ask for a tattoo of a heart with Mom in the middle?  Not quite.  At www.2jane.com, there are some fantastic retro-look tattoos from Mibo  for purchase.  For a set of 6, prices are either $18.00 or $19.99 depending on design.

MIBO BLACK/CLEAR TATTOOS

 

MIBO RED/BLACK/CLEAR TATTOOS

 

MIBO GRAY (OR BLACK)/CLEAR

 

I have purchased 4 Smart Tiles to check out the company’s claims of realism and ease of intalling and removing.  They are all that the company claims!  Smart Tiles are a gel-like 3-D tile with sticky backs.  They are shiny just like glazed ceramic tile and come in a wide assortment of designs.  The tiles are 4″x4″ and the only drawback here is that there are no end caps or bull-nose trim.  Also the size is off; our vintage tiles come 4.5″x4.5″, but you can still use these fine on the vintage stuff.  Prices vary, but are very, very reasonable.  There is also a tile calculator on the web site.  Tiles may be cut to size.   You may purchase from the website or from Home Depot Stores in the USA and Canada, in store and online.   Here are a few samples to drool over.

SMART TILES MOSAIK COLLECTION

HARMONY (BEIGE/TAUPE/CREAM)

LAGOON

SMART TILES CHROMATIC COLLECTION

TURQUOISE CHROMATIC

SMART TILES MOTIF COLLECTION

ALEGRIA

URBANO

LOFT

 

The last web site where I found tile decals that have a retro feel is www.sticviews.com.  However, you’ll have to visit the site to look at the collection as I was not able to save a picture of any of their products.  One neat aspect of this site is you can customize the decals.  So if you’re looking for something special, you can design to your heart’s desire. 

 

Personally, I like the Smart Tiles the best.  Now that they have expanded their collections, I may do the soffit area of my kitchen in one of the Mosaik designs.

How’d I do, Tikimama?

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6 Responses to MCM Home Improvement: Tile Tattoos, Tile Decals and More!

  1. sablemable Reply

    February 11, 2011 at 10:23 am

    I forgot the Smart Tiles web site.

    http://www.thesmarttiles.com

  2. Barbara Reply

    February 11, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    OH MY GOD, I think you just saved my life. I have bathroom tile I HATE! This could be the answer! I LOVE YOU!

  3. sablemable Reply

    February 11, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    Luv you too, Barbaraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!! LOL!

    Thank you; I’m here to serve!

  4. Andrea Reply

    February 11, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    Saaable! Thank you so much for this! We are gearing up to redo my older daughter’s bathroom in the spring. We’re probably going with a black and white tile, but some of those tile tattoos would be perfect to add an extra touch! Yay!

  5. sablemable Reply

    February 11, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    Andreaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!! Great! Let us see photos before/after!!!!

  6. eileen Reply

    June 21, 2013 at 2:01 am

    hello – will these work on the plastic type walls of showers in apartments? will the stick hold if not placed on tile? inside a shower….?

    thank you in advance. eileen

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