18 September 2010

Bathroom... finally!

Some of you may remember that a year ago John and I had our rusty, leaky metal bath replaced with a brand new one. At the time, we decided that we'd repaint the bathroom again, keeping some of the Desert Bake colour we'd used the first time, and painting the main wall Cherokee Smoke.

Here's a refresher of what we were dealing with when we moved in...

Here are the walls totally painted in Desert Bake (not quite to John's liking)...

And now, three years after moving in, this is what we have now!

As you can see, we've kept the original 1970s floor tiles and matched our colour scheme to them. This is partly because we can't really afford to pay someone to jackhammer up two-inch thick concrete, and because we actually quite like them!

There is still a little bit of work to be done. Some of the walls need a second coat of paint around the edges, and the ceiling still needs to be done. Eventually we might agree on a wall-mounted towel rack, and the shower head really needs to be raised (as the height of the new bath means it's a tad low for John). Still, I'm rather satisfied with the improvement compared to what we once had.


  1. We have one of these bathroom reno job in progress too,we even had to paint the tile...I like your new colour, have fun! x

  2. That is pretty cool. Great that you had fittings that you could keep!

    I like the splash of colour, makes it more of a feature like that.

    I have just finished putting an undercoat on our (new!) ensuite ceiling. We had to have it replaced as it was mouldy and falling apart!