I was not sad to see the tile go away. And look at how solid the structure was underneath:
We wanted something classic and a bit personal. We decided on subway tiles, but we wanted something beyond just plain white subway tile. One day it came to me: if we wanted subway tile, why not make it look like a subway? And not just any subway, but why not the Paris Metro? This would fit the bill perfectly: personal but classic. We took the Metro to the Blanche stop when we were in Paris the day we got engaged. Ah, romance!
Here's how it all turned out:
It's lovely and white and clean and exactly what I wanted. A few things that make the difference: dark grout, beveled tile, and the custom-made sign. I'm so happy with how it turned out!