We tiled the shower walls with the same tile we used for the floor, and again decided on a diagonal set. You can see it here with the spaces we left for some accent tile.
We still need to tile the shelf:
Our original plan for the floor of the shower was to incorporate rocks that we had
Unfortunately, after trying them out a few different ways, we realized that the rocks were too thick and laying them was going to be too difficult for a couple of tiling beginners. We chose this river rock from Natural Stone Outlet instead, and have plans for our beach stone to go in our garden once the snow melts.
The river rock tile came on mesh sheets of 12"x12" and was really easy to install. But grouting the river rock tile was much trickier than grouting the larger floor tiles. At first we tried a grout bag:
But eventually we found it was faster to just smoosh it in the cracks with our fingers.
And once again I got the glamorous job of grout-wiping.
For the accent tile on the walls, we used the same river rock, only we cut it out from its mesh sheets.
We placed these on the wall a few at a time.
Man, I am looking good here. Ten points to anyone who recognizes this sorority t-shirt: circa 2001?
After grouting and adding trim, it looked like this:
Before and after view from the master bedroom: