Finally, I can give you some images, well lots actually,so this may bore you.
You have to understand we have been waiting over 9 years for this bathroom renovation
...see why I am excited!!?
This is where we started a few years back, I done a little mini makeover
I was sick of looking at orange pine and ball wall linings.
So a coat of fresh white paint was enough to tide me over for a little while.
Our old vanity got the same treatment
Now here is where the fun started (tongue in cheek there)
We ripped off the lining on the roof to reveal the old boards
That turned out to be terrible and had to be covered with fresh ones...HUGE job that was!
we found under the lining, some old, old papers and hand printed wall papers from the late 1800's-1920's
lot's of them!
The floor under bath needed replacing
(here is Mic doing a wonderful job)
Once the plaster board went on, we had to re-think the vanity.
Luckily I had this lovely in my office storing my files!
A lot of tweaking and some fresh paint and glossy white tiles and she is a fitting piece for
"The Old Lady"
I absolutely adore this!
Most of our bathroom has been done on a strict budget,
This mirror was $20.00 and our handles were $2.00 each in brushed nickel.
The cup handles still have to go on to the drawers yet.
I added some of my ceramic tealights for sparkle too.
The drawer on the left is a dummy drawer to accommodate the new sink, but will still get a handle.
We have used the same handles on our new linen cupboard...
which my Dad flew down to build for us as Mic had given up at that stage.
He admits he is no Builder and passed the finishing bits to my very talented Dad,
who done a brilliant job and I now have a mountain of storage space in there with it going right up to the
11 foot ceiling!
Thanks Dad xx
Our Chandelier came from Bunnings. I love it.
It is not too frou frou or over the top.
Understated, but chic....like "The Old Lady".
All of the new power outlets were bought at our reproduction store here in Launceston
Paraphernalia on Wellington Street.
(they know us well there!)
We also had our shower rail custom made through them to fit the specs of the bath, which was a luxury,
but well worth it. I added three inner curtains in clear plastic and the outer curtains are a stripped jaquard.
With two grubby little Men in the House, this many curtains were needed...and it's like a cocoon when your in there!
Our bath we picked up through a 'friend-of-a-friend' for 2 case of beer and had it sent away to be sandblasted back to the cast iron and re-enamelled
The whole thing makes a huge difference to the space.
Some little luxuries when in the tub on my old Bentwood chiar.
(Mic is reading this Autobiography at the moment)
A room is never really finished is it?
I still have some pictures to hang and dress the laundry room
(another post)....stay tuned.
I did however find these Butterfly prints on etsy.
I love them. As my name means "Butterfly", I thought it fitting.
I am going for a botanic feel in here with the art works.
Thats one of my tealights again there on the toilet
Love them! The frames where $3.00 for a pack of 3 at Kmart!
Tealight show off ;0)
We added new towel rails which were also from Bunnings
...and some more of my ceramic tealights...
The wall colour we used is from Dulux.
It is Beige Royal Half on the top and the white is also from Dulux. It is Antique White USA.
They work so well together.
You can see here the window is not dressed
Well, Mic has to replace the sill still and then it will get an antique Irish linen piece.
The top of the sash window will be being replaced with clear glass and the bottom will stay frosted for privacy.
The floor is a new Italian tile product which is like a tile, but cuts like a vinyl.
We got a fairly neutral colour.
We needed a product like this seeing The Old Lady is, well...old!
So, I would love to hear what you think.
We are so happy with it and it is nice to not be ashamed to open the door in here any more when people are over. I actually want to leave it open all the time!