slate mosaic tile brushed squares floor and decor

Slate mosaic tile + our next project

slate mosaic tile brushed squares floor and decorFlooring: Floor & Decor / High Rise Jeans: KanCan via TJ Maxx (similar)
Pumps: Sam Edelman (similar, more colorslove these)

No no, we didn’t lay down new tile in a new part of the home, although this one will definitely be next. Hello heart eyes.

The other week I modeled for friends Scout & Briar, a photography and styling team – a client branding project. The two creative souls are just made of rainbows and butterflies if you ask me – when I work with them I think, you mean I get paid to hang out with you two? Our shoot for took place in the new Manor 38 area – kind of Central Phoenix-ish by Osborn/Indian School and 38th Street. The homes are in low $600k and designed by Green Street Communities, Inc. If you have time to daydream, you should see the homes and click through the photos.

All this to really share the tile. This was in the bathroom and I pretty much died when I saw it and emailed Green Street asking for the source. You’re not going to believe it, but it’s $9.99 a square foot and at Floor & Decor. Now that I understand the value of tile (our tile backsplash for the kitchen project was a beautiful designer for $33 a sq. ft) I can safely say I’m surprised it’s priced affordably low. I need a floor ASAP for this one.

Maybe you’re wondering alright, so after the dining room, and after the kitchen, what’s next? Because that’s what my friends as wondering, noticing that I just need projects – true and false. It’s just when you work on one room and it’s connected to another, you keep going! Good news is I really do think we’re done with the inside – half truth – I would love to take time to maximize my small closet space, but that’s a one day project.

The next project is – storage shed/photography studio. You have seen the outside (and here) and some of the inside (I can’t find the post) but I want it cleaned out, painted a fresh coat of white from floor to ceiling and since we’ve purged a lot, it has helped us tremendously with freeing up space. I want to mount my backdrops to the ceiling on their rolls, have space to shoot inside and also invite fellow photographers and bloggers to rent the space out and use the backyard for their creative needs. I feel like I have this need and I want to share it with my creative community if I can get it going. The space is 15×16 and has two small windows and a solid door. This project will start in October, stay tuned. As always Benjamin is just SO excited about these projects – haha! Yay!

Diana Elizabeth is an author, photographer, and obsessive thrift shopper. You can typically find her in the garden wrist deep in dirt, at a local estate sale or planning her next creative themed party. She continues to blog weekly.


  • Angela Kim

    That tile is amazing. And I can’t wait for your next project! Will be following along~

    • Diana Elizabeth

      I wish you could see how our patio/storage looks now – such a mess, half inside half outside under the patio ;) Good thing I don’t do before pictures!

  • Mk

    That tile design is amazing!

  • Michelle

    Wow, that tile work is impressive, that’s a steal for the tile … although slate can sometimes be a bear. I love that you are always moving on to the next house project … I’ve got quite the list running as well. Of course, my list consists of a shed to put my lawnmower, lol. I love you.


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