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Tuesday, 17 July 2018

‘That’s £130 per...

square metre!’ he plaintively cried.  That was yesterday.
Today we set off on the hunt for just a few tiles for the downstairs cloakroom.  No problem some might think?  Me, like a galleon with the sales full of ‘I will know it when I see it!’ wind.  Hubs was relieved to have escaped the £130 debacle of the day before... 

‘It is only for behind the loo, after all!’ fresh in his mind.  

As I powered into the tile shop, the tiles on the shelves quivered in anticipation.  Hubs was happy feeling like he had survived to fight another day?  Gamely he showed me the boring, all the while with every muscle trying to snag my interest in the morbidly mundane.  I, it maybe won’t surprise you to learn was having none of it?  My eye was caught by brightly coloured Andy Warhol 
mis-shapes, every inch oozed...
expensive!

‘How much are these a square metre?’  me knowing all the while we were in bank loan territory!
Himself turned from tart’s boudoir puce to gent’s urinal yellow in the space of a nanosecond.  

‘£300 per square metre!’

Suddenly the £130 of yesterday seemed strangely appealing!?!
I did know even for me they were a tad OTT.

‘These glass tiles at £3 each, do you have any similar only not so knobbly?’

‘Let me go and have a look!’

He returned.

‘I know what I can do for you!
How about you take these three 
boards and use these..
for free!’

Man by this time had slipped down the tiled wall in a dead faint.
‘Free! had a rallying effect, he scrambled to his feet and was suddenly up and about and taking  nourishment.
We drove away, me happy and hubs relieved to have survived another retail skirmish!


These are the last tiles to be prised off the backing board and I ought to say my least favourite,  however beggars can’t be choosers...  



16 comments:

  1. That was a bargain for sure! They look really nice too. Well done!

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    1. Thank you, the smallest room in the house will hopefully be a fairy grotto... emphasis on the grot... I do love a bit of OTT!

      LX

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    1. After looking at mega bucks wallpaper, I have decided on papering the walls with posters... no telegraph pole will be safe!?!

      LX

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  3. Perfect! I have at least one friend who has done exactly that.

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    1. A friend of amazing taste, if I may say!?!

      LX

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  4. At least no one else will have a room like yours! Seriously, I think they're great and free is the best bargain of all!
    Margaret P
    www.margaretpowling.com

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    1. I think it may be my air of old dear on a park bench, with poor henpecked husband in tow that swung the deal in my favour?

      LX

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  5. I absolutely love those tiles.....the blues and greens.....beautiful. Can't wait to see your finished tiling ! x

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    1. The great unveiling of the lav will have all the requisite paraphernalia of a grand occasion. Ribbon cutting, canapés... just hope the paparazzi don’t get a whiff of the proceedings!?

      LX

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    2. I won't tell ! When 4 of our friends or us have a new kitchen or bathroom, garden etc, we always have a grand opening ceremony, with champagne etc !!

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  6. Well done! Stylish, beautiful and free.

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  7. "Free", what a wonderful word to hear in a tile store. I just had new stone counters installed in my kitchen and visited quite a few tile and stone stores.

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  8. Free, as you say, not a word you hear in today’s world. They look a treat as well: I will be posting photo’s when finally finished. What did you chose for your kitchen worktops? It is quite tricky finding just the right colour and deciding on what surface is best. Hope you are pleased with the end result?

    LX

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