9 August 2014

Home Tour: The Bathroom

After a year and a half of owning our own home the boyf and I have almost finished decorating one room. Yup. One room. Out of five. A little bit slow going we know but we chose a dilapidated house which needed some TLC so didn't expect it to be easy. 
We had to do the bathroom first because it wasn't really functioning all that well. The bath was falling off of the wall and there was a dreadful damp smell coming from the rotten wooden floor. 
We ripped out the entire thing before getting a plumber friend in to work his magic on the pipes. Down went a new wooden floor, in went a new suite from Victoria Plum and it was nearly my turn to get cracking on the decorating. I am, unfortunately, not great at DIY. I am happy to try my hand at things but I usually get it wrong so don't tend to bother. Plus I don't want to ruin my nails! Luckily the boyf is good with tools and things otherwise it would've cost us a small fortune.  
I am so happy with the room now that it's nearly finished. It looks a little bit girly but I assure you that the boyf loves it too! I had an image of the design for the bathroom in my head way before work started. I think the room would have looked like this no matter what house we bought. 
My fave part of the process has been adding all of my little knick-knacks. They just make the place look a little bit more lived in. I painted a pic for the room of some lovely legs in a bath. I think I saw a photograph like this on Pinterest and rather than just making a print of it I thought I'd do my own It's not perfect but I got a certain sense of satisfaction having created something. 
Here are some of my fave bits in the room. The cactus is a tad on the phallic side but I love it. It's from Ikea. The Feu de Bois candle by Diptyque doesn't actually smell right in this room so I think I shall buy another to light whilst I'm in the bath.

I hope you enjoyed the little tour of our bathroom. Maybe next year I'll show you another room!


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