Our bathroom when we moved in was an orange monstrosity – ‘like weeing in a tangerine’ was one description we heard. See – it was very ORANGE!
The shelf is a joint effort between my vision and my dads brains and capability. I had a beautiful piece of driftwood that I wanted to use as a shelf, and I knew I wanted it floating, but all the options I’d seen included visible brackets or rope. So in true dad style, I gave him the wood and told him what I wanted and he came back having bought brackets from a random website in Europe (if he ever remembers where I’ll update this – he is not blog friendly!), having spent an age drilling carefully into crumbly driftwood and had figured it all out. Due to the size of the brackets we used we’re 100% convinced that if the house ever falls down, the only thing left would be this bit of the bathroom.
The tiles were all installed by Jim. It was a learning curve and we debated getting an expert in to do it a few times but what is YouTube for if not teaching yourself to tile? It’s his first attempt at tiling and grouting and I think you’ll agree he did a great job. I’ve done some tiling before and it certainly was no where near as good as this! He also put the shower screen and the shower rail up too. And now I know he can do it, there is no excuse for us not to start on the shower room next door!
The wallpaper is another thing that has been in my life for a long time. I’ve had a sample of the Mini Moderns Whitby in washed denim laying about for the longest time, and I wasn’t sure that having wallpaper in the bathroom was the best idea but it seems to have held up pretty well so far. It makes me smile every single day and having the pattern mirrored on the bath screen is something I love too. I think it’s the big thing that ties the room together!
In true ‘Emma and Jim decorating the house’ style – it has taken a LONG time to get this room sorted and it really wasn’t the cheap fix we’d hoped it would be (probably down to me choosing some more expensive things for the room!) but I think it’s been worth the wait, and money, in the end. What do you think?
Random accessories – Most of the accessories were found around the house or gifts, but to the best of my knowledge – Fake flowers are from TKMaxx (their fake flowers are amazing btw) ** Jug as a vase was a gift from a friend ** The gaslamp is from Toast a long time ago ** Candle in the pot is from Sainsburys ** Anchor jar from Next ** Glass storage jars Matalan ** Boat on shelf Matalan ** Rock from Portscatho beach **