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While I was working on the wall drawings and templates, Brian was busy carving his magic in stone. It is always a thrill to see my pencil lines so expertly depicted in rock and Brian is the best in the business. To create better definition for those beautiful lines, we selected a darker grout than what was used on the bathroom floor. The first image above is of the installed and grouted shower pan. To see the entire process of installing the shower pan; either click through each small image or select "Play" on the big image to watch the slide show.
We are extremely excited as the Koi pond shower project is looking awesome, feels terrific on the feet, is one fantastic piece of functional art ... and it's not even done yet! Next we will start with the east wall which is 8' h x 4.5' w . It will be cut and installed in thirds from the bottom up.
Drawings for the shower walls are now complete and ready to make templates. The second photo shows progress on the shower pan cutting of the marble. Some tweaking of colours and dremeling to place the glass bubbles and we will have the pan done and ready to install.
This 20 year old ensuite required a renovation. The design priorities for the room were to be fresh, open, simple and easy to clean with an enduring style. The room is 170 sq ft, has plenty of character, corner windows with a fantastic view and antiques so we selected "Vintage" for style and white for the main colour. The room will feature an 80 sq ft custom cut-tile mural in marble designed by Wendy and installed by Brian. We are fortunate to have all the marble supplied by Okanagan Tile Company Ltd.
The shower pan will be a cut-tile mural of Koi in a pond complete with lilies, lilly pads and bubbles! The walls of the shower will feature Egrets nesting, surrounded by large lush foliage of wetland plants.
The steps taken to date, as illustrated in the photos above include : 1. Brian first set the pan in place. 2. Wendy then designed the mural starting with the koi pond drawings while the renovations continued. 3. Once the pan drawings were refined, she generated the templates. 4. Then selects the stone for each individual piece according to colour, texture and pattern to generate a convincing illustration 5. Currently the pan is at the marble cutting stage and in Brian's talented hands. 6. While the Koi pond is being cut by Brian, Wendy is proceeding with the wall mural drawings and templates.
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Creating a custom cut-tile mural has many interesting steps so we decided to share the process with you as we work on various projects.
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