Monday, August 11, 2014

Meanwhile, In The Bathroom...

My Beloved has a thing about glass blocks. Don't ask me why, but he just loves the way they look. Ever since we have been together, going on 20 years now, he will point out windows, walls, or shower stalls that use glass blocks and remark about how cool they are. So, when we were surfing the web for materials to use in our refurbed master bath, he at last got the chance to use glass blocks. He was thrilled.

Actually finding glass blocks, however, turned out to be a bit of a challenge. Even a favorite tile store that has an enormous wall of glass blocks said they couldn't get them any more. Huh? We see them everywhere!  There must be a source!

Well, we finally found one and ordered a shower wall's worth of the blocks after making sure that our tile guy knows how to install them. The source didn't make it easy, however, as the style we liked best was no longer available, they mistakenly ordered the wrong end pieces, and they only sell the top curving end piece in sets of four. Four pretty expensive pieces, that is. 

But, compared to My Beloved's delight in our new shower, a mere pittance!

I am proud of my idea to use the other three end pieces, turned sideways and mortared in, as shelves in the shower. I'm nothing if not frugal, and they look cool, too.

Sorry about the crooked cell phone picture, but of all the pictures I took, this one represents the color of the shower best. We used glass tiles with a matte finish and the color is just dreamy. It accepts the light in wonderful ways, glowing around the window and casting a pale, bluish-green light on the glass blocks.

There will be a vanity and those wonderful sconces that we ordered many months ago, and we have yet to choose a toilet but we are working on finding the right one. I know, I know!  It's crazy to be obsessing about how a toilet will look, but welcome to my world. 

I'll take another picture when it all comes together but, meanwhile, we spend a lot of time just admiring the bathroom tiles.


Blogger Greg said...

Nice! Like I said before the glass blocks remind of Miami Vice,Jan Hammer Music, South Beach Florida and tiny bathing suit babes. ;)
link to theme song

Tuesday, August 12, 2014  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Greg, major cool.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014  
Blogger Diane said...

Wow, this is cool, what you did with those glass blocks. I always that it would be fun to have a shower wall like that. A regular spa in your both now!

Friday, August 15, 2014  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Diane, we are so looking forward to those showers!

Friday, August 22, 2014  

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