Shoestring Theory

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Nothing says marble like….marble

April 17, 2009 at 9:21 am by thetheorist

Marble Shower surround
New Hotness! Click for larger image.
Marble Shower surround
Old and Busted! Click for larger image.

Lots of good things have been happening at the house, I’ve just fallen back into being horrible about updating the blog. Above, you’ll see the main bathroom, both it’s current state and what it was like when we bought the house.

On the floor and ceiling are the mosaic tile, which is composed of 1″ x 2″ marble tiles with tiny quarter inch square pieces of marble set in it. It’s gorgeous, but I don’t recommend going with such a design unless you really know what you’re doing. We didn’t, and it’s caused several days worth of additional work to get everything to come out correctly. It was pretty easy to work with in the 6″ strip in the wall, it was when we were trying to do large chunks of it that it became a pain.

This room really embodies the idea that we’ve tried applying to most of the rooms in the house. We want every room to be truly unique, with something that sets it aside from what would be the norm. I can’t wait until we get the vanity finished for this bathroom, it’s going to be a real work of art all by itself.

With the window and the marble up now, it’s hard to photograph this room well. During the day, there is so much light flooding the room, reflecting off all that tile, it changes the color of everything. If you try using the flash, it just reflects back off of everything. I need to learn more about photography.

Marble Shower surround
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Marble Shower surround
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Marble Shower surround
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  • 1 Stan Hutchins Apr 17, 2009 at 9:35 am

    Looks great Court! As far as flash problem, you might try taping a piece of white paper in front of flash, to act as a diffuser I’m sure the larger areas were a pain to work with, but that makes finished product that much more impressive when you sit and contemplate it at a later date!.

  • 2 thetheorist Apr 17, 2009 at 10:36 am

    Thanks! I’m using a Cybershot DSC-H50 with a pop up flash, so I hadn’t found an easy way to type a piece of paper to it. But now that I think about it, I could just make a little paper ring/hood to sit on it and see how that works. I’ll have to try that next time.