So, in amongst eating lots of pub meals and baking cupcakes, last week Steve and I managed to get a fair bit done around the flat (remember how we were going to gut the place?). This week, I’m going to take you around each room showing you some of my favourite bits.
Today: the bathroom.
The bathroom was painted white when I first moved in – it was grubby and boring. It also had a few of these blue and yellow tiles dotted above the bath:
I wouldn’t have chosen this design but, rather than go to the hassle and expense of retiling the whole room, I decided to work with them. I painted the walls the same navy blue and I think it really works – much more dramatic. The photos are all my own, the wall shelves I got on sale in Argos when I first moved in. The main thing I wanted to address this year was the amount of stuff being stored in a pile on the floor under the basin, so I took this bookcase (which I found at a car boot sale years ago) from the living room, painted it glossy black and gave it a new home.
I dusted this before taking the picture – this is just light reflecting off the paint! Ick! And the hearty duck (which I bought many, many years ago and which used to flash disco-style) is just perishing. The yellow duck was from one of the centrepieces at Karen and Mark’s wedding last year. I’m not sure we were supposed to take them home… I love this mirror which was a present from my sister years ago.
And there you go: that’s the bathroom.