I can't quite believe that I originally wrote about the start of my bathroom makeover last October, I thought it was much more recent. Well, it is nearly done, but not quite, so here is a bit of my progress.
I planned to put tongue and groove round the whole room and contemplated framing the tiles with the wood. In the end I just took them all off, which was very quick and good fun, and like all good bloggers, I've hoarded them to use for something else.................someday.
I found some really cheap tongue and groove ready cut in the perfect length, which meant I would only have to do cuts round the bath, sink and radiator.
I originally chose the tile colours to detract ones eye from the very acidic yellow bath, but I'm actually really glad they've gone now.
I neglected to take any 'during' photos, because you know how it is when you get stuck into something. I didn't baton the wall, I just stuck the boards to the wall with gripfill, and then used tiny panel pins to fix them, the same as I did here.
I put a trim round the top and used a white primer that should impede the knots, and three coats of a water based eggshell finish.
I've been meaning to stencil this piece of driftwood for about two years, but finally got round to it recently after buying some stencils from Amazon. The Latin quote means 'it is sweet to relax at the proper time', which is the perfect quote for lying in the bath.
I'm loving the look of the driftwood with all the whites.
I switched the wooden blind for a small tablecloth that belonged to my Grandmother. I had thought of painting the blind but it was my brother who suggested taking it down all together and now I love the new window treatment, and the extra light it brings to the room.
So I think that's enough for now, I'll show you the updated chair next time and you might be surprised to know that I've actually painted the walls in a colour - albeit a very pale colour !