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« on: January 25, 2013 03:07:47 PM »

Pics are fixed.  Hope you enjoy Grin

One of the things that I tend to hoard collect is tiles.  Random tiles that folks have given me and such.  So when I needed to do some kind of floor covering on the raw floor board that was exposed when my Hub kicked out a wall and extended my laundry room into a closet on the other side, I thought it a great time to use them.  It was my first time tiling and grouting and I was rather nervous about it all, but I'm quite happy with the way it came out...


The Left Side Tiles


The Right Side Tiles

Since it was not a part of the floor that will be walked on, I didn't worry about the different heights of the tiles, so the grout is not very even either.  I am considering pouring resin or some such over the lowest parts to make it all more level...if it ends up bugging me.  Here's a few close ups of my favo sections.


The penny is a 1940 penny that I found when I was taking out the old floor.  The looney (Can. one dollar coin) is from 2011, which is the year we bought the house.  It has a wild life scene with stylized animals on it like moose and beaver.


This section is a porcelain frog that I have been carrying around for over 20 years.  The LUCKY beer bottle cap is from the ground around the local mechanics shop.  They seem to sprout up like mushrooms around that building Grin


And this is a glass dolls eye with all the gold flecked tiles that I could find in my collection.  It's a lot more shiny in real life.

And here is a larger pic of why we took out the wall.  So I could have a proper wash tub.  I'm so excited!  The Hub is working on the stand today and then we just have to plum it in.


I'm re doing the whole room into suerealLand: the surrealist laundry room.  Since the Hub never goes in there, I am doing what ever I feel like color and deco wise.  ANd once I get it all done, I will post about that all then.  I just couldn't wait to show off my new floor...and my new tiling skills Grin

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« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2013 05:16:40 PM »

Oh it looks fantastic (I only got to see the first pic).. It makes me wish to own my own home rather than renting.. Very bohemian.
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« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2013 02:16:10 AM »

Oh, I can't wait for the magic mods to fix the pictures, so I can see what you've been up to - but the first picture looks very promising Wink
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« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2013 06:35:25 AM »

The first picture is great!!  Very Suereal!  so much colour and so much going on.  It`s great!
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« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2013 04:38:46 PM »

love it!!
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« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2013 03:36:00 PM »

Thanks all!  I fixed the pics so I hope y'all like Grin
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« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2013 06:29:15 PM »

I love all the close ups!  Cool floor Sue!
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« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2013 11:46:37 AM »

Oh my gosh Suze, this is AMAZING!!! Please come to my house and apply your incredible decorating skillz where I can see them every day! WOWOWOWOWOW!!!
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« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2013 12:34:59 AM »

Now that I can actually see all the pictures, it makes all the difference! I love your incorporation of the eye and I seriously admire your skills! A very BEAUTIFUL project and I wish I could come over in person to appreciate the result Grin
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« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2013 10:35:19 AM »

*applauds* Love this!
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« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2013 04:01:50 AM »

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« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2013 07:38:16 PM »

This is so wonderful! You made a real work of mosaic art out of your collected tiles.
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« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2013 10:54:23 PM »

wow that is compleeeetelllyyy aaawwwssssooommmeeee! i love surrealism and this bathroom floor is sooo cool! my favorite parts are actually the odds and ends you put in like the coins the frog and the glass eye!

Tiles and grout make very nifty fun for making patio furnature too! can use box crates with some thin wood on it or old tables, you could do it to serving trays (or do it on old picture frames to make your own serving tray!) i wonder what type of counter tops you could make? the possibilities are endless! are you going to do something like a small standing shower? a shower wall that interesting might be hard to clean but ohhh so fun to look at! you are awsome! do you make garden stones also? because my aunt would love stuff like that!
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« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2013 06:20:45 PM »

Such a great solution to the "problem"!  I totally looks planned and deliberate as well as interesting and decorative.
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Love the work and creativity
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« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2013 05:50:33 AM »

Love it!  Congrats on making something really cool!
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