Master bath progress, part 2

by brae  

The traveling sink moves again!  :D  Keli suggested I move the sink closer to the open back for better viewing, and I thought that was a fantastic idea!


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To finish the low wall around the bath, I used a clear plastic sheet embossed with 1/4-inch square tiles from miniatures.com.  You paint the underside, and the top side shows as shiny tiles.  I like that the surface has a little bit of texture the way real tiles would.

I cut the clear sheet to fit around the wood base, trying to line up the tiles on the top with those on the sides.  I've never done tile work, but it seems neater to align the tiles.

I tried a few different painting treatments on some small scraps to determine which color tiles I wanted.  In the end, I decide all white was the way to go.  It's a very clean, classic design.  I painted the wood base all white with acrylics but used Krylon gloss white spray paint on the back of the tile sheets; it was faster, cleaner and left no brush marks on the tiles.  I used regular tacky glue to adhere the tiles to the wood base.

I've removed the gold twin faucets from the tub and put a painted cap on the holes for now.  I am still working on faucet options.  If anyone ever decides to make better miniature faucets, I will be first in line!  :D

The whole assembly is removable at the moment, just sits flush against the corner walls.  Once the wallpaper is in permanently, I will glue it in place and finish the bottom edges where it meets the floor.

I modified this light from The Dolls House Emporium.  It originally had a faceted bead, and I replaced it with a clock face I bought at the Bishop Show in April.  I had no purpose for the clock face when I bought it; I just liked it.  :D

7 comments

Comment from: kathi [Visitor]

I like what you did with the clear plastic sheet of tiles. They might make a cool “glass block” type shower too? Your bathroom is coming along nicely! I love what you did with the light. So creative! :D

08/08/10 @ 17:36
Comment from: kathi [Visitor]

PS. I’m with you on faucets! I like chrome or brushed nickle. They are no where to be found!

08/08/10 @ 17:37
Comment from: Daisy [Visitor]

I’m so glad Keli gave you that idea. I was missing the detail on the sink too… too lovely to hide! The arrangement is now perfect!

08/08/10 @ 18:29
Comment from: casey [Visitor]

I like this arrangement much better. Love the sink! Nice tile work.

08/08/10 @ 19:59
Comment from: Keli Minick [Visitor]

I like the arrangement much better this way, that sink is fabulous.

I know what you mean about better faucets…and I work in half scale, so I’ve got even fewer (one) choice.

Your light alteration is wonderful…the faceted bead did absolutely nothing for the fixture, but the clock face is great.

Those clear tiles are neat, may I ask where you got them? I wanted a tile backsplash in my kitchen but ended up not doing one because I couldn’t find anything I liked…those just might do the trick if they come in a smaller size.

08/09/10 @ 04:57
Comment from: brae [Member]

Thanks, everyone! :D Keli - I’ve sent you an e-mail.

08/09/10 @ 10:15
Comment from: evelien [Visitor]

Beautiful! I really like the ideas you have for this room. And I’m also no fan of the gold coloured faucets. Must have silver/chrome spraypaint &#59;)

groetjes Evelien

08/09/10 @ 13:49


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