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Tuesday, 8 March 2016

She has a bathroom ...

Some terrible photos,
but hopefully you'll get the idea!
The revamped trunk, textured gold cushion
and an oar rescued from a dump many years ago.
Champagne bucket holds their shampoos and shower gels.
Old wooden bowl sprayed with a mellow gold holds lovely French soaps.
(yes, she's been at it with the spray paint again!).
Mirror pinched from the living room.
New square sink.
The sink sits on a lucky Ebay find.  
She still can't believe it was the perfect size!
The bath sits on oak block offcuts from a local timer yard.
A bargain at a fiver each!  
Mr VJ planed, sanded and oiled them.
The shelf is an oak offcut too.
The tiles are a very dark blackish brown with a subtle
rusty, oily looking sheen.
Just don't look upwards though - there is still work to do!
The ceiling is one and a half heights high and so to make 
extra space the water tank has been moved up into the ceiling.
The Mr is going to make oak doors to hide it
and make some extra cupboard space 
(a ladder will be needed to reach it though,
so only seldom used items will live in there.
Who else stores their Christmas tree in the bathroom?!!
The Mr is going to make oak doors to hide it
and make some extra cupboard space 
(a ladder will be needed to reach it though,
so only seldom used items will live in there.
Who else stores their Christmas tree in the bathroom?!!
The wall above still needs to be painted.
Their little girl is liking it rather a lot,
especially the underfloor heating.
So after 15 years she has running hot water
 and one room in the house with heating!  Result!



18 comments:

Down by the sea said...

It looks so good and I look all those finishing touches! If we don't hear from you for a while we know where you will be! Sarah x

Amy at love made my home said...

What a fantastic makeover!!! It is so glamorous!! I am sure that you will love spending time in the bathroom now! xx

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

What a very cute bathroom!! :) Happy week! xo Holly

Fiona said...

Really love your posh new bathroom, great combination of new and old.
x

Primroses Attic said...

It looks beautiful. Well done.
Rosezeeta

KC'sCourt! said...

Lovely bathroom, may I borrow the person who did yours to Finish mine? Mine was started the first week of January!
Julie xxxxx

Delia West said...

Ohhh it looks fabulous and worth the wait I say. love the wooden unit the sink is on it and the bath of the wood it all looks super stylish with the gold touches. You enjoy it, dee xx

Vix said...

Very bligy and rock star like! I love the gold touches and of course, that adorable fur baby. xxx

Ethel Johnson said...

That is stunning...I now have a wonderful image of you in the bath with an oar! xx

the woolly dog said...

Fantastic, well worth the wait! I really like the bath on wood and the dark tiles... enjoy x

Marianne said...

Gorgeous, and warm too! I am intrigued by the Christmas tree storage solution though.

Red Rose Alley said...

Your bathroom looks lovely. That mirror is so pretty and unique. You and your husband did a fantastic job! Enjoy your new space.

~Sheri

Mrs Bertimus said...

What a stunning room x

Alessandra Poggiagliolmi said...

really good!!!!!
xxxxx Ale

handmade by amalia said...

A glamorous bathroom! How very wonderful for you!
Amalia
xo

Kizzy Von Doll said...

This is beautiful xx

Emma Kate at Paint and Style said...

Woo hoo! Congrats! It looks BEAUTIFUL and putting the tank up high is a great idea. xx

Gretel said...

How fabulous, to finally have the bathroom of your dreams - that little sink is really precious, and looks as if it were made for the stand! Very envious of the roll top bath...