I wish I had painted the surface brown first. I actually thought I could cover the whole ugly off-white marble with pennies. After tiling, I had to go over each little nook and cranny with paint. And, that really didn’t work so well.
What is tile anyway? As it turns out, it doesn't have to be something you buy from the hardware store. With a little ingenuity, pretty much anything that's hard and nonporous and relatively flat (and some things that aren't) can become a tile. Case in point: these five projects that will have you looking at everyday objects with new eyes.