Little Way House Kitchen and Bathroom
August 20, 2011

The ”Little Way” Catholic Worker House was named after Saint Therese of Lisieux, who believed that through doing small everyday things with love and intention, one may move toward holiness.  The renovation of this house was completed by many of these kinds of small acts by so many volunteers.  Sycamore Tile Works was given free reign to design and install tile throughout the house that would be both functional and beautiful.  In our usual way, we used mostly reclaimed tile scraps and material resold at Habitat for Humanity’s Restore.  In the kitchen, we came up with the custom backsplash above assembled from slate that once adorned a patio and ceramic and porcelain tiles.  The backsplash reflects the proverb, “Unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed.  But if it dies, it produces many seeds.”  Geometric long-stemmed flowers grow delicately out of the tile counter top and into the field of black slate for an eye-catching, yet simple tile display.  In the bathroom, we went with coffee-colored subway tile with reddish tan grout and multi-colored reclaimed 12x12s on the floor.

Dimensions:   12ft x 4ft