The best part of being an adult is that if you decide that the basement needs a Star Wars shower, the basement gets a Star Wars shower! This is so cool, though some people might against the idea of redone the house and it would have effect on resale value. But with a basement so awesome like this, I would never ever want to sell it!
GBFel used Emser Tile’s “Image” product line because the glass squares were the same color throughout instead of a glaze or something and they were all affixed to a mesh backing in 12″x12″ sections. Some concessions were made to color due to a somewhat limited palette but it turned out well.
Starting with a white tile, He popped squares out with a knife in the shape of each character and glued the right color back in with white glue. This… took a while.
Like always, He realized that He forgot to take rough in photos before He was halfway done. Oh well.
Just your basic white glazed subway tile from a home improvement store that rhymes with “blows.”
Mastic will stay wet for a long time which He needed so He could run back and forth to the tile saw since He was doing this solo and also He needed time to adjust placed tiles.
Sloped the seat for runoff but also added a coat of the brush-on plastic stuff… or five.
Had the drywallers leave me a nice 90 degree finished edge to tile up to on the return wall. All of the cracks got a ton of mastic shoved in them.
First section on the wall. Tried to center the shower head over Leia’s and Boba’s guns but He was slightly off. Not concerned enough to fix it and anyway the Gamorrean’s ass was too fat to shift him right.
Hooray for measuring. Purposely kept each wall section one column too narrow just in case. Didn’t want to be pulling things down to cut them with wet stuff on the walls.
Coolest deco band ever.
Everything on the wall! The soffit was a pain to work around because of course it wasn’t plumb so each tile had to be custom cut to fit.
He was able to cram in a good number of characters.
He needed a ton of colors and would have gone broke if He bought a full tile for each of the colors since for some He only needed maybe 6. The Image product line includes some multi-color mosaic that helped but also the guys at my local Emser store gave me a ton of their samples since apparently nobody ever buys this stuff.
He used counter edge tile for the seat and matching demHe bullnose tile for the borders of the subway tile fields. Since the mosaic squares were the same color throughout and slightly rounded on the edges He was able to forgo a bullnose on those edges.
Finished with white grout.
Now that it’s done He wish that He had done the black border here differently.
Not pictured: Darth Vader bath mat and SW posters on the wall.