Thursday, February 7, 2013


What a crazy busy but exciting week this has been!
I finally have my FB page up.
Don't laugh, but it has been extremely hard for me to set it all up. Good thing I am hard headed! LOL

I have been wanting to post this project all week, but been so busy with everything else.
We finished it last weekend and although is not decorated yet, I will show you today what the finished project looks like.

We have a niche on the hallway wall, between the library and laundry room. I look at it several times every day and I was never really happy with the way it looked, even though I painted the inside wall in a different color and changed the decor several times, it always looked to me like a dark hole in the wall.

Well, after putting our thinking caps on, this is what we came up with.

An this is the way it looked before

We did start by selecting a small tile that we liked.
We wanted something that would resemble stone, since that is what we have on our fireplace and the outside of our home. We ended up using Tumbled Marble for this project.

 First step was getting the tile up on the wall and using spacers to get it to look straight and hold the tile up while it was drying.  When it was finished, we let it dry overnight.

Nest step was the grout, which it gave it a nice finished look.

 We shopped around for the glass shelves.
First place gave us a quote of $300.00 for three little pieces of glass. Now, really! This space is only 30 inches wide.
We finally found a nice little shop that made all three pieces of tempered glass for $70.00.

And now I am just itching to get it decorated. :)
 I am just not very patient when it comes to these things.

And this is before and after.

I thank you all for stopping by.
It is almost Friday! :)
See you soon.


  1. I love how it was before and after, the stone is beautiful though and I love the addition of the shelves. I can't wait to see what you do with it! Have a good evening.
    Audrey @

  2. It looks lovely, Maria Elena! The tile was a good choice and I love the shelves. I can't wait to see it decorated!

  3. What a wonderful idea...very original and so beautiful! I'm excited to see how you decorate the shelves.


  4. I can't believe how much I love this!!!!!!!!!!!! It actually made the wall look like it moved back some! It is gorgeous and I would be itching to decorate it too. Can you please show us your entire foyer area??? From what I see I love it. XO, Pinky

  5. Looks fantastic!!!!

    I am so excited for you.
    Cannot wait until it is dry
    and you can show us how you have
    accessorized it.

    Love it, Maria Elena!

  6. The niche is wonderful and the new marble tile is fabulous. I really like the idea of the shelves, just think of all the fun things you can put on them. Can't wait to see your vignettes. Hugs, Marty

  7. Marie Elena, I really like the new look. It will look especially nice when you have given it your old 1, 2, decorating charm. Can't wait to see! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  8. I love this idea! I know you will make these shelves just as beautiful as you decorated your home!

  9. María Elena me hace muy feliz que hables español , ya que tu blog me encanta y tengo un poco de dificultad con el Inglés. Feliz te sigo... En este minuto estoy de viaje y en cuanto retorne vendré a visitarte
    Muchos cariños

  10. What a wonderful use of the niche. It looks fantastic.

    Have a very Happy Valentine's week!

  11. I love the new look, that marble is beautiful! Can't wait to see it all decorated!

  12. Hi Maria Elena! I haven't been by for awhile, and I see I have some catching up to do! This is an amazing transformation! You really took it from ordinary to spectacular, and you will have so much fun decorating it now!

  13. Maria, the niche was gorgeous as it was, but I really love the stone look! I can't wait to see how you decorate it! You know how much I love your style!

  14. I loved how it turned out! I love it. This was so smart and the glass shelves will be so fun to decorate.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  15. It's gorgeous with the stone...thanks for sharing it at my party this week.


  16. Thank you so much for sharing this great project at One More Time...

  17. Nice blog! I appreciated all the time and effort that you have made on your blog .Thank you so much for sharing this post.

  18. Hola María Elena: Me encanta visitar tu casa a través de tu blog, la encuentro preciosa!!! decorada con un gusto exquisito.
    Te ha quedado perfecta las estanterías en ese lugar, espero que las enseñes ya decoradas.
    Un abrazo lleno de cariño.


  19. It turned out so beautifully! Those art niches are always so hard to work with. I love the tile you chose. I have seen it at Lowes and am thinking of using it in our kitchen. Thanx for sharing at THT!

  20. That is such a beautiful and clever idea. I really love the way it turned out!


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