BEFORE AND AFTER STAINING SALTILLO TILE





I hope guys have been following along with my renovation project this last 6 months.....I've shown you some of the beautiful light fixtures from Circa Lighting....wallpaper from Thibaut, Cole and Son and the gorgeous pewter table from Francois.

Besides doing Michael's home this project has been a dream.  A gorgeous Brookhaven house totally gutted....moving walls....finishing out a terrace level, all new bathrooms [7] and kitchen.

I have been channeling my inner "Suzanne Kasler" for that  classic neutral look!

I think the only area that was untouched were the saltillo tiles in the foyer.  The problem was after we got close to finishing we determined that they were too orange for the direction we took! 

You know what I'm talking about right? 

Stock photo

So we called the trusty faux painter and he got to work.



 He did a sample for me and after some discussion we decided to go a little darker.

Here is a picture of the before....
Hee Haw...the floors had been covered up already but I just wanted the after to have more impact!

You likey?

Circa Lighting chandelier
  

New front door....with an arch.

Rocky Mountain hardware


We also added some wainscoting to the walls.

Here is the before of the outside...

And after with new door.  The light fixture is original but we had it refurbished.


I found some other pictures of stained tile for you....





This shows some examples of what you can do with saltillo tiles....


This one is close to being done so I will be sharing furniture selection with you soon!  So darn excited....

The other day my friend Jennifer who writes the blog Vreeland Road came to town for dinner and before we ate there was some fun to be had visiting some of my favorite Atlanta home design retail stores....

Swoox
Pieces
Boxwoods
Noah J. and Co
Huff Harrington
BD Jefferies

Ending with dinner at Le Bilboquet

#itwasadaydreamsaremadeof
  
Especially for 2 designers....

Have a fantastic weekend!

Freakshow








23 comments

Ashley @ The Houston House said...

We have this tile in our family room and I hate it! Do you know what he used to stain it? Would love a new look!

Ivy Lane said...

The tiles look aMAYYYYYzing! The project looks to be coming along beautifully. I love that you refurbished the exterior light! So charming over that beautiful front door!

Kathysue said...

What a difference, would you mind sharing the process it took to stain them. I have someone that needs to do this to their tile sooner than later! The light fixtures are killing me, the outdoor light is stunning!!!
Kathysue

Reviving Charm said...

What a wonderful transformation. And such an easy fix without having to rip out tile. The home is beautiful...

Dana said...

These floors are gorgeous! Such a great way to save existing floors. I would also love to know what was used in this process? Was it a paint or stain? And was a protective top coat used? Thank you in advance!

SnuggleMom said...

Hello - another person wanting to know how the floors were done! I love the look!

Mary said...

Who knew you could stain Saltillo tiles? You did! That's why you're a genius.

michele said...

um. genius, sherry. seriously. you made those tiles look like a million bucks. i couldn't live with that carrot-y hue for a day either so clearly those tiles had it comin. thank you for taking me along on these design adventures and making it extra enjoyable with your colorful commentary. how i wish i could be your intern for a day. i would serve you my homemade limoncello on a silver tray and i imagine there would be regular peeing of pants. btw, have you heard of this saucy NY company ICONundies.com who make pee-proof underwear? i only wish i had thought of it first. peace.

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

That is insane.....I had no idea tile could be stained. Maybe because of they are clay they will take a stain? The end result is beautiful, and I love the foyer paper too. The exterior of the entry came out beautifully too Sherry!

Sarah Bragg said...

Absolutely love what you did with that tile!!!

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

Who knew?! Wow, wow and wow!

Pat said...

Oh my goodness!!! You have truly outdone yourself this time!!!That tile went from shabby to shafabulous!!!

scentimentalNotes said...

SHERRY......you are brilliant, please tell us how to stain the tiles!!

gorgeous work, again
debra

toocolorcrazy said...

agreed...seriously need more info. Knew you could stain grout but not tile!
LOVE

runrgirl said...

Those stained tiles are ah-mazing! Please tell us what the painter used to protect the finish. I wonder if we could do the same with stone.

Ann said...

I stained my kitchen floor tile like this 5 years ago and loved it -- but now it needs to be restained. The water in the kitchen, plus heavy foot traffic, has worn the finish off in places. I would recommend re-sealing this (yearly?) and it might have better staying power.

designchic said...

I can't get over the stained tiled- absolutely stunning Sherry, and the outdoor light...fabulous! You are amazing, my friend!

Normangirl said...

I have seen this done before. We have a concrete stain floor in Oklahoma City and they make a concrete stain that can be used on saltillo tiles. I think the key is you have to remove any sealant before you stain the tile so that they are porous and take the stain, then you can re-seal it with concrete sealer.

Hill said...

We’ve been stumbling around the internet and found your blog along the way.

We love your work! What a great corner of the internet :)



here

Valerie Wolfe said...

Has anyone ever tried to Aqua Seal products or did they just use a concrete stain?

Zoraida Allison said...

I agree genius! And now I want to do this to my floor.

Zoraida Allison said...

Hi
I love this! You've saved me a lot of$$$! I can't wait to do this can you tell me the name of the product you used to stain your tiles?
Thank you, Zoraida

Anonymous said...

beautiful! what color did you use?

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