The Chirping Frog
The Chirping Frog
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  • Glen Carbon, IL

"A River Runs Through It"


When we were building our home I had a vision of course. Every rooms finishes I had planned out. I even had the wallpaper for the dining room and the master bedroom ceiling in my possession long before we ever broke ground. I had a plan! My husband's plan however- quite different. In an effort to save money I volunteered (more like, if you want it, you have to do it...and I wanted it!) to do all the tiling. I decided to add a little of my own, unique flair to the master bathroom. I call it, "A River Runs Through It". I love the way it turned out.
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I started with the "River." I found these great tiles at a discount tile shop and fell in love.
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I penciled in the basic shape for the river and laid the tile on a diagonal.
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Once I got the river done I simply smashed a neutral tile and began filling in the edges.This is the same tile I used on the walls.
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My husband hated it at first. He was sure he'd cut his feet walking on it. No blood loss yet!
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bathroom floor tile river, bathroom ideas, tile flooring, tiling
bathroom floor tile river, bathroom ideas, tile flooring, tiling
Here's the finished product. If I had it to do over again I think I'd go crazy and run it up the wall too vs. dying into the cabinet. That might have pushed my hubby right over the edge.

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  • Dawn
    on May 31, 2016

    I love this and have been considering something similar. How did you cut the tiles?

    • The Chirping Frog
      on May 31, 2016

      I used a tile saw and cut up to my pattern line I marked on the tile, sideways, close together, then broke those little pieces off. That leaves rough edges along the pattern line so I took the worst of it off with tile nippers then ground it off with a grinder. They aren't perfect but that worked pretty good.

  • Catherine
    on Jun 20, 2016

    Please can you show a picture of the wall also?

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