A lot of this week is about the evolution of our bathroom so this blog will be photo heavy.
Firstly, photos of the bathroom as it was when we bought the house.
So not many photos for the house before, but hopefully they give you a feel.
Now my first requirement when we moved in was the fact that the bathroom had to have a bath! So out with the bidet and the odd little draw unit, but also out with the sink as it just stuck out into the space too much. So we then had this… well without the blue, I painted the blue last year, but it gives you a good idea of what the bathroom was looking like after we changed the sink and put in the bath.
Now we move on to the new(ish) bathroom. We started by removing the lino, the electric heater (which was never used) redoing a lot of the panelling, removing the sink unit to revamp it. Then we had the lights bought on sale to go above the mirror and while I love them, the light they cast, gave us horrible yellow marks everywhere (very odd), so they went back.
We now have these which I love even more and they were cheaper – I consider that a result.
So why isn’t the bathroom finished? Well I still need to do some touch-up painting and I think I’m going to be doing some re-grouting as that isn’t as good as it could be in a couple of places. But ultimately the whole of the blue wall needs to be relined and re-painted, which I will do once we have the new vanity (I’ve still not found one that fits the space, that I like and is at an acceptable price) and when we take the radiator off the wall. I don’t know if that will be this year or next but we will find out.
So below are some photos of how everything is looking now.
You will notice that we have cut down the vanity to give the feel of more room (it works well). We’ve changed the floor (it’s still lino, but much better lino). I revamped a mirror that we already owned, and I love the tiles, I’ve used them here and there is a single row on the small shelf beside the bath. Basically the bathroom is feeling much more us and much more finished that it has for a while.
These are a couple of the new items in the bathroom, just to add some fun (along with my star fish on the mirror).
And the last photo – this we found when we took out the current vanity so that I could tile – I love the progression over the time – oldest wall paper is the purple flowers, followed by the textured blue paper; then the apricot (which I have painted blue). This is one of the joys (and pains) of an old house.
Enjoy Pat’s blog which will be a little late as we have plans for next weekend 🙂 http://patblog.patbell.co.uk