Sneak Peak of the Family Room Accent Wall

Well, I told you that I would give you a sneak at what I have planned for the family room accent wall.  Here are the materials I am using.  Peacock Slate!



Tigger felt like it was her duty to inspect the tile as I was photographing. You will see her toenails in subsequent images.  She’s such a ham!




I love all the different variations in color and texture.  And for those of you who know me, know I love that “just dug up” look.  These slate tiles are going to do just that.  They are 12 inch tiles that I will be using on the walls without mortar, in kind of a dry stack-ish look. Since I have never laid tile on a wall before, I’m sure it will prove to be an adventure!

Here’s some inspirations that led me to the slate wall decision.  I hope mine end up just as nice!

Do you have natural stone in your house?  Tell me about it!


  • Reply October 4, 2013


    I found your website through Addicted2Decorating and have had a great time reading every post. I just finished a bathroom redo and borrowed a friend’s compressor and nail gun (loved it); that and a mitre saw will be on my Christmas list. After I repaint my office, bad color choice the first time around, I need to refinish a bedroom suite for my son’s apartment and do something about a kitchen table and chairs for my daughter’s apartment. Then it is on to the guest bathroom. Fun, fun, fun. You have a new fan and I am looking forward to seeing what else you have planned. I can’t wait to see the slate wall. Glad I found you.

    • Reply October 5, 2013


      Hi Leslie! Welcome to the blog. Sounds like you have some work ahead of yourself too. Nail gun and compressor was a great purchase that I would definitely make again. I have a compound mitre saw that I am waiting to initiate on building my office desk. That’s my next project after the family room. 🙂

      I love Kristi at Addicted2Decorating. She is such an inspiration for taking on larger projects. I am planning on doing her wood counter top in the master bath. That’s down the road a bit, but I have it bookmarked for when I am ready.

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