Blimey. It feels like it’s been AGES since the last update. In fact it was four weeks ago to the day that I shared Week Three in this year’s Rock My Room DIY challenge. I left you with unpainted walls, toilets that were still not on the walls and a pile of boxes of accessories that still had to find their homes.
In the interests of complete honesty I want to hold my hands up and say that what should have been a four week project actually turned into six. I’m gutted as I wanted to meet the deadline but some elements just were beyond my control – I’m looking at you toilets! But overwhelmingly I feel relief. Relief that the bathrooms are both complete and that means two rooms in my humble abode are now ticked off the list!
I shan’t delay any longer…let’s get down to the business of bathrooms.
Let’s start with the shower room. Perhaps my favourite room of the two although only by a teeny margin. I mentioned in my last post that we were pretty much set on the paint colour ‘Cotton 2‘ from The Paint and Paper Library which indeed is what we painted the room in complete with ‘All White’ eggshell paint from Farrow & Ball on the woodwork. We felt that this complemented the Topps Tiles ‘Dorsaf Tumbled Grey‘ tiles on the floor, skirting and splash back behind the basin and the marble mosaic tiles in the shower.
I was also convinced that this mirror from The White Company would be perfect above the basin but by the time we had installed the full length cabinet from HiB (which is to the left of the basin) the wall was beginning to look cluttered and busy so I had a rethink and ordered two bespoke 4mm thick mirrors from our local glaziers (one for the shower room and the other for the bathroom) which was smaller and plainer. My only regret? That our very helpful chippy didn’t wait for Ste to put the mirrors up…I really wanted a gap between the top of the tiled splash back and the mirror itself but obviously it’s too late to rectify at this stage.
In terms of accessories I’d visualised a picture shelf above the toilet which I ordered from shelf direct since the Ikea versions aren’t available in the length I needed for the space. I popped on a print I’ve had for a little while and a candle to boot.
The wicker basket, candles and lacquer square tray on the window sill are all from The White Company. I’d accumulated them over the process of doing up the house so was very relieved when they all complemented each other when pulling the room together.
The amazing ebonized ash stool was purchased for me from Head and Haft by Ste for Christmas which I intended to place in our dining area once the kitchen was complete but I actually really love it and knew that it would be the perfect perch in the shower room. I think it adds the perfect contrast to the greys in the room.
I mentioned in my last post that we’d decided on ‘Yes Your Honour‘ from Fired Earth for the walls. I love how in some lights – particularly in the morning it picks up the grey in the grout between the limestone tiles but over the course of the day it becomes softer with the sunlight.
All details on the bathroom fittings are all in previous posts so it’s worth checking them out if you’re after more information on them. In terms of accessories I ordered another Head & Haft stool for the family bathroom – Ste and I always spend bath time with Hector together chatting over the bubbles and generally getting soaked by his over exuberance – so it makes a handy perch for one of us. The row of hooks was from Ruby Roost – as was the porcelain Mason jar on the window sill.
The bathmat (hanging on the radiator) is from Urbanara as is the toothbrush pot. I also decided to add a touch of the personal by adding a favourite picture of Hector on one wall and one of Ste and I from our engagement shoot above the toilet. The round white ball vase is from Cooee Design.
So that’s it. The culmination of six long weeks of work condensed into one blog post. I really hope you like it as much as I do. I’ve tried to link to as many of the items in the rooms as possible within the post but do let me know if you’d like to know where anything else is from.
From the feedback we’ve had, it seems the Rock My Room series has been a hit and I hope to share more of our home as it develops here on Rock My Style. I’ve loved seeing how your own DIY exploits are coming together so please do continue to share your updates through the #RockMyRoom2017 instagram hashtag; we’re a nosy bunch!