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Friday, 21 June 2013

Does the perfect bathroom exist ?

If you would ask me straight I would say : " No."
But then I am picky .

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Although life's too short to obsess too much about anything , I certainly wouldn't kick the person in the face who would hand me a bathroom like this green one on a plate.
 Or this one.

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But I don't have the budget for any of those any time soon.
And most people are probably , just like me, stuck with a bathroom the size of the inside of your shoe.

This was the bathroom I had for the last ten years- getting that little bit grubbier every year- with bits falling apart and the taps leaking.

So here are some things I did.
I kept the tiles but painted the rest of the wall and panelling white.

 Then my plan was to go for this on the walls.

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Which I stencilled and turned out like this.

"It doesn't do much for me" said my mother in law, when we both leaned back and stared at the wall.
And I had to give it to her, she was right.
Don't you just hate it when that happens.
I chucked some paint together that I had to get a pink , repainted the darn thing, , then plonked the meadow stencil from the bedroom on top.

It was a fluke but I found it much more bearable.
I then got a ladder to use as a towel rail after painting it white.

Got some sheets and stencilled them for curtains.

And then got a freestanding bath on Ebay for not too much money.

Is this my perfect bathroom?
Probably not.But it is a hell of a lot better than it was.
And very pleasant .So it turns out I am just a simple person with simple tastes after all.
Some bubbly and some bubbles and I am happy.

The End.

Have a great week people!



1 comment:

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Bea,
What a difference it DID make! Guess you did enjoy your bubbles after all the hard work.
Hugs to you and happy weekend.