This may be the most overdue bathroom reveal ever! We finished it months ago, but I have been waiting to relaunch my blog before posting about it. It was a long time coming and a labour of love (and held up somewhat by having our daughter) but the results are everything I hoped for and more. If you look at the Pinterest board I created for inspiration, you will see we ended up with exactly what I had hoped – a traditional country bathroom with some modern touches.
We started it in October 2016, and got the majority of the work done before I became too pregnant to do any work anymore. Then of course, once Emilia was born, we didn’t have much spare time for DIY and it took us until early 2019 to crack on with finishing it. So for nearly two years we lived with one half of the room looking pretty much done, but the other half completely unfinished. We eventually found time to build the cupboard next to the shower and finish the cladding on that side, and then I caulked and painted, and sanded down the door, filled and painted, and added hardware. We then needed to finish the tiling down that side of the shower, and silicone the whole lot. And that’s it! It doesn’t sound a lot but when you only have an hour here and there, it takes time. But we got there in the end.
Before I show you what it looks like now, let me remind you with a couple of (terrible) photos from before. I do not miss those awful Grecian lady tiles, that dark strange bath in the cubby behind the shower, or the fact the loo was in full view of anyone walking down the corridor! And the less said about the carpet the better.
I will share another post soon with all the progress photos too, because as you may remember from this post, it was quite the journey with a few twists and turns such as needing to replace the floor joists and ending up with our house open to the elements for 6 weeks, not to mention no functioning bathroom for all that time!
But here’s what you’re really here for – at long last, the bathroom reveal.
I will do another post soon on how we did it all ourselves on a tight budget, and including a source list for those of you interested in knowing where things came from.
So, what do you think? Was it worth the work and the wait? I think so!