Meanwhile, In The Bathroom...
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.