I've featured my bathroom before so apologies to long-time readers of my blog. I received lots of compliments on today's outfit when I was out and about but due to the heavy rain there's no possibility of outside photographs and I can't be bothered to tidy up a space in the house.
The mirror is Edwardian and was in the house when we moved in. The art work was a gift from a friend.
My favourite room started life as a walk-through bedroom and tiny toilet but Jon got the sledgehammer out, knocked down a few walls and created our bathroom using plasterboard, glass bricks and wooden batons. This was his first attempt at such a massive project and he even impressed himself.
I hated the cast-iron roll top bath I had as a child. I had nightmares of the feet walking away with me trapped inside and the cast iron made the water cool down within minutes. This modern repro is made from fibreglass and the water stays piping hot for ages....perfect for an indulgent wallow.
The wooden shelf is a wartime "utility" piece and holds all of our toiletries. This minimal storage puts paid to splurges in Lush and I can see at a glance what items we're running low on. The Lloyd Loom cabinet was from a boot sale and contains towels.
Vintage glass decanters filled with cheap bubble bath give the impression of opulence. I picked these up for 10p each in the Salvation Army. The antique willow basket was from a boot sale and makes our cheap recycled loo rolls look a bit prettier.
Whilst removing the plaster from the old bedroom wall we discovered this fireplace, the chimney breast had been backfilled with rubble and it was a filthy job removing all the debris but well worth it. Jon repointed the bricks and brushed them with PVA to stop them becoming porous. Our collection of thrifted mirrors bounce light back into the room from the glass brick wall. We found the Louis-style chair in a skip, the silk cushion is vintage and the satin kimono was from a jumble sale.
The chocolate brown walls are a perfect backdrop for our extensive picture collection. The Hindu deities were from a car boot sale and the frames are Edwardian. The ink drawing of a bull fight was one of my parent's wedding gifts in 1966 and the Robert's radio was my Grandfather's retirement gift.
The walk-in shower is tiled with wood-effect floor tiles.
Thrifted mirrors add light to what could be a dark room.
All our toiletries - aren't we minimalist?
The "Lusty" Lloyd Loom laundry hamper was a couple of quid at a car boot sale. I rather like it left in it's original "shabby chic" condition.