15 October 2010-
Slate tiles can be used in a number of ways in interior designing. These are often used in kitchens as back splashes
and floors, as well as in bathrooms for shower stalls, floors and walls. They are even used for foyers. Being a natural material, slate can be used for both indoors and outdoors.
Slate tiles can also be used in a number of innovative ways for various craft projects. Its smooth gliding surface and natural beauty makes it a perfect choice for all kinds of things. One can use leftovers from the interior design projects or can go out and shop for some specific designs and patterns for crafts purpose. Arbitrary slate tile
chips or strips are readily available at various home improvement shops, which also happen to be less expensive than other craft items like canvas boards.
Slate Wall Art
- In case slate tiles are used in a room for the floors, or in a bathroom shower stall, one can easily use the leftovers as wall art within that particular room. Peel and stick letters can also be used for writing a message or creating a pleasing design. The tile should be clean and dust-free before any item is sticked onto it. A simple painted design on the slate strip can make beautiful wall hanging for any wall.
Make a Slate Trivet
Making a slate trivet is one of the most easiest slate craft project. All one needs to do is simply take a slate tile and stick four adhesive felt tabs onto the bottom. The tabs would help in keeping the tile from scratching the counters or tables. Not only do these these trivets look fantastic but they also protect tables from hot dishes.
Mount House Numbers on Slate
Another innovative idea to use leftover slate tiles is using them for mounting house numbers. A sturdy adhesive can be used for mounting metal numbers onto a slate tile and hanging it outside. Apart from square tiles, broken tiles or jagged edges can too look great while using for this particular purpose.