A reader came across my post on the penny clouds and asked for finished pictures. Here they are! I love the penny clouds, particularly the one on the floor in the shower. I wish I had a chance to design another one of these: once you start, the possibilities are endless.
Master Bath with penny cloud at upper right and on floor at left
We used the basic penny tile family from a Chicago tile showroom. We had to use colors from one tile family because different pennies are different dimensions and heights. Penny tile is an inexpensive way to get a tile with some color variation in the glaze. Color variation can be an expensive feature as you get into larger tile because it is usually glazed by hand. We used blue, white, and bronze tiles to achieve this penny cloud.
the wall cloud
the floor cloud
The tub is a basic 5 foot jacuzzi tub with a custom Caesarstone surround. This is a tiny master bath--but it feels spacious and peaceful inside the wet room. One of the things I love about the way the Caesarstone is finished is the tiny lip at the edges of the counters which keep water from dripping off the edge. This quartz material has a matte finish which is easy to maintain and very lovely.
I moved from the west to the great midwest in 2009. I live in the northern reaches of the Chicago area, work at Northwestern, and make art early in the morning before my kids wake up. I come into the city to read the Archive and will until I finish it. It is teaching me about Chicago and giving me a lot to make work about.