penny tile with typography/week four one room challenge

Hello! Well, we’ve made it to the halfway mark of the One Room Challenge. YIKES! We still have so much to do, so I will just celebrate our ALMOST tiled entryway for a moment. To recap our previous weeks catch up here:


On to this week. We worked on tiling the entryway.

Penny Tile from Home Depot

Penny Tile from Home Depot

I knew from the beginning we wanted the entryway tiled in penny tile. It fits the age of the home, and we have black and white penny tile in the upstairs bathroom. I also knew I wanted to provide an Instagram moment for the house since it will be an Airbnb. Something similar to these.

Typography in tile

I will post a tutorial after the One Room Challenge. But I am so excited about how it turned out.

Adding the border around the penny tile

Adding the border around the penny tile

Laying out the typography in Penny tile

Laying out the words. The house is two blocks from Lake Michigan, which locals call the “Fresh Coast” or sometimes the “Third Coast.” So I played around with that until I settled on….

Still needs to be grouted.

Still needs to be grouted.

So, as I said, we are ALMOST finished. We still need to grout! But I am truly excited about how it turned out. I am not going to lie; it was TIME-CONSUMING. But well worth it. Next week we are working on trim and paint!

A big thank you to the One Room Challenge and Better Homes & Gardens

A big thank you to the One Room Challenge and Better Homes & Gardens.

Be sure to stop by and check out how the Featured Designers are faring and my fellow Guest Participants at the halfway point = things are coming together!

-Until next time,


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  1. I love this tile work so much, I have been thinking about penny tiles for our basement bathroom and this is such a selling point.

  2. Jenny says:

    This is SO cool! Love that it’s in the entryway – what a fun way for guests to start their stay!

  3. Tina says:

    OMG SO cute! I LOVE floors like this, it looks amazing!

  4. Lindsey Joy says:

    I am so in love with this! The border is my favorite touch – it’s such a perfect dose of retro charm.

  5. Lisa says:

    So so so awesome Libbie!!! I’m dying over this, it came out so great!!!!

  6. Denise says:

    That looks awesome! I love it!

  7. Alyssa says:

    This looks awesome!!! I can’t wait to see it all come together, great job Libbie!

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