• Vicky

Project Bathroom

Updated: Jan 23

This autumn we took on project bathroom. It was a real labour of love, a lot of hard work by George and a vision of a pink rolltop bath that kept me going even when it felt like we'd never have a working bath again.

We moved a lot of the room around, the sink and bath were put in completely new places, but the toilet and shower stayed where they had been originally. We also knocked out the cupboard in the corner to make space for the bath. It started off a rather strong turquoise colour...

That old red carpet out on the landing takes me back a few months as well!

After what seemed like zillions of tile samples we settled on these pink Ca'Pietra ones for the shower.

George ripped the shower out first but left the bath in and working as this is our only bathroom, so it meant we could still use the bath whilst the shower was out of action and vice versa. Our internal walls up here are reed board which we didn't know until he'd ripped out the old plasterboard.

Once the new waterproofed plaster board was in George started tiling and fitting the new shower.

When the pink tiles were on the wall I could really see my vision starting to come together. The shower is from the Big Bathroom Shop.

Finally the shower was in and functioning and we turned our attentions to the other side of the room.

The old bath was taken out, new plumbing and floorboards put in and then the floor tiles went down. George custom made the wall panelling which really pulls the room together.

Getting the new bath up the stairs was a task I didn't think possible at one point (it weighs a fair bit), we had to enlist help from our friends Katy and Sam and I had all my fingers crossed whilst they were hauling it up that no-one (or the bath) got hurt. We had to take a few doors off their frames to get it through as well.

We painted the walls and panelling and then George plumbed everything back in (the walls are Farrow and Ball All White and the panelling is Strong White, George used a paint sprayer on the panelling for a really smooth finish).

And then it was time for finishing touches, my favourite bit! The vanity is from Harvey George, it's such good quality (painted in Farrow and Ball Purbeck Stone). The light fitting and bulb are from Industville.

The bath is The Millbrook from The Cast Iron Bath Company (painted in Farrow and Ball Calamine) and the taps are from the Big Bathroom Shop.

The mirror is from Wisps of Grey, the dried reeds are from Layered Lounge and I picked up the pink vase in TK Maxx.

I moved my Lauren Taylor Creates Vogue print from the spare bedroom and I think it's perfect in here.

The wreath is from Flower House Design and the vintage frames are from Oakland Collectibles, both found on Instagram. The bath board is from Barnhouse Interiors on Etsy.

I'm insanely pleased with this room and proud of all the work George put in to pull it off. Sinking into a hot bubble bath has been a dream on cold winter nights recently.

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