Thursday, August 18, 2011

penny cloud finished

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.


  1. Hi there,

    I go by your house all the time on my training rides, I always wondered what it looked like inside and today I stumbled upon your blog and got to see finally! Wonderful job on the renovation, you must be proud. If you see a guy not watching where he is going but looking instead at your house ride by it is probably me! Especially in the winter when it is cold and crummy out, but the leaves are down and you can see so many more houses that are hidden in the woods. Anyway, nice work and thanks for sharing, it's been a wonderful Monday morning read!

    Best, Mike

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