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Tile Trends And A Marble Backsplash

Tiles, pretty tiles have been on my mind lately as I'm about to embark on a new bathroom renovation.

I've been off the radar lately, I haven't posted or gotten started on new projects. Truth is, I've been dealing with a lot of pain in my rear end. 🍑😕

The pain started while I was on vacation. Sitting on hard surfaces for a bit too long made one side of my buttocks hurt badly.

Ha, I've been patiently waiting for the pain to go away, but no, it's there as strong as when it started.

It is frustrating to sit for short or long periods of time as the pain increases in the area and it even travels down my right leg.

Doing computer work or any other activity that involves sitting for extended periods of time is out of the equation right now.

Looking at the symptoms, I might have Sciatica. The pain is caused by irritation or compression of the Sciatica nerve in the lower back.

The nerve is probably irritated and it makes the buttock/gluteal area hurt. It even carries the pain to the leg, as that's the nerve's trajectory.

The good news is that Sciatica usually goes away on its own. Well, although I'm still waiting after almost two months.

This week, as per my SIL's recommendation, I went to an acupuncturist appointment.

It helped with the pain immensely!👍🏼

I have a few more appointments already scheduled and I'm here crossing my fingers.

But hey, no more about Sciatica-matica!😝

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As I mentioned, I'm thinking about the design elements and buying all the materials to renovate my kids' bathroom.

And let me tell you, choosing the tiles that I want to use in that bathroom has been crazy!
There are so many options out there.

Are you aware of the latest tile trends?

Let's take a look at eight of those trends.

I might, or might not use them. ;)

  1. Matte tiles
  2. Texture tiles
  3. Stone tiles
  4. Terrazo-looking tiles
  5. Handmade tiles
  6. Wood-looking tiles
  7. Dark color tiles
  8. Herringbone tiles

As you may know, if you've followed me for a bit, I'm not too fond of trends, as they go way too fast for my liking.

I prefer timeless elements/designs.

Beadboard, slate tile, and wooden shelves.

Subway tile, wooden beams, or maybe even shiplap!

Ha, we'll see!

It's FRIDAY, and the Home  & Decor Encore series is back with another set of wonderful projects from our archives.

This time, I'm bringing back a tile backsplash project that I got into during my kitchen makeover.

I hope you enjoy it!

Big thanks to Doreen at Hymns & Verses & Lori at The Stonybrook House for organizing this group.

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  1. Lately I’ve seen a commercial on TV for leg/knee brace that puts pressure at a point on your leg that relieves sciatica! You may want to Google it and see if that would give you immediate relief as the people in the ad claim. It’s funny but pain quite often starts at a different part of our body and radiates to a different area. For example tennis elbow is actually a shoulder issue. Like you, I prefer a classic look that can stand the test of time as opposed to trends. I know whatever you pick will be wonderful!

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and giving your advice and support. I Googled it but there are so many options! It might be the same technique that the acupuncturist used amongst all he did not only on my legs, but also on the back and buttocks. He placed suction cups behind my knees, I still have the circle marks there.
      The pain has lessen considerably on the leg.
      Yes, it's incredible how our bodies work, it's all connected after all.

  2. Oh, I feel you on this. I have a major project I haven't been able to finish due to a shoulder impingement that's not getting better. Hard to paint a ceiling when you can't lift your arm!

    1. Hi Janessa! I'm so sorry you're in the same predicament. :/ Chronic pain is no joke! Girl, painting those ceilings is a tough job. Wait until your arm feels much better. Your neck it's also gonna get sore.

  3. Hey Cristina, I have sciatica also and it IS a pain! I see a chiropractor weekly to deal with the pain because I have found that it does not go away on its own! Even with daily walks, I struggle with it. Massage helps but it hurts a lot! Hope you get some relief!

    1. Oh no, Cindy! I'm so sorry to hear you've been dealing this type of pain. Your remark about sciatica's pain not going away on its own makes me so sad. Oh girl, I'll let you know how it goes.

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