Thursday, 10 October 2013

bathroom makeover part 1

I've been working on my bathroom.

It's an odd shape, because it has a diagonal wall in one corner, where a fireplace would originally have been. The fireplace was taken out at some stage to make way for a sink (fortunately I still have the original cast iron fire surrounds in the two bedrooms).

When I originally bought this house, the sink was yellow like the bath. We got a plumber in to change the taps and he broke the sink, so we had to replace it. Costly but fortunate because the yellow sink was a really ugly shape.
I took down the soap ball and gave it to my boss - it looks way better in the café toilets. My brother moved the lower shelf up, because I want to put some tongue and groove round the walls.

I took the candles sconces from the landing and put them either side of the mirror, and I really like the new arrangement.

I painted the items that I showed you before, the mirror and the letters.

The mirror has great ridges and so distressed really well.

I hung it over the bath with a cabinet that used to be in my hall.

I may or may not hang a basket underneath the cabinet (hence the screws), depending on the panelling I do.

I painted the letters grey, using a matchpot I had. Then I used a water based varnish to protect them, before roughly painting them white and distressing them with a damp cloth.

I originally envisaged them on the opposite wall, but they look better here, and I enjoy seeing this view as I walk up the stairs and into the bathroom.

As you can see, I have a bit of filling and painting to do, then there's the panelling, more painting, the chair, the window, the this, the that and the other.....................................

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