Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Downstairs toilet - change of mind, change of colour, change of decor.........

When we first moved to this house, we had a small kitchen extended by 6 ft, and  then we stole half of that for this 3 ft wide downstairs toilet (and cloakroom, but more of that in another post!).  Original colour was a buttery yellow, with tiny green tiles, and the day after it was finished - 10 years ago - I took a dislike to it and have felt the same ever since.
 The little sink was hard to find at that time, and of course there is a great selection of tiny sinks around now, but this fits the space just right, so it's staying put.  You can see the mark where the green tiles were (and the same tiles sat on the windowsill).
 The same space, but a step or two back, which looks empty but gives you the idea of the cloakroom space here (small!)
And here's the window in the original colour with a lovely mark on the ceiling from a leak at sometime from the bathroom which we just lived with for some years.  Doesn't everyone do something like this - admit it!  Anyway, under the window you can see two little dark marks, where a little shelf sat above the cystern. 

Here we are with the paintwork done, and the new tiles on, waiting for redecoration!  Tiles behind the sink are narrower than those on the windowsill, but the same colour, sort of English Mustard (B&Q)

Just a little whim made me have them standing up, as they are really those long tiles fashionable at the moment for kitchens - and I think most people lay then in a brick pattern.    

And then the chance to have the "best dressed" toilet in town!

The colour is true on the wall above, behind the poppy seedheads, and it looks blue (wrong!) when there is lots of light from outside in this shot of the windowsill.  Whatever colour it looks, I love it!

Finally, a few pictures of things that are permanently living in here, including the mirror, which we bought over 20 years ago and is one of the things that we wouldn't part with.  He smiles at you, and so you smile everytime you check your hair, or make sure you are looking good!


  1. Hi Susan,

    I just wanted to say Thank You for your message on my blog about your white and yellow (and purple!) border in your garden. I don't think I would have the patience to just stick with white but I'm going to give it a go! I think it would last about 2 months before colours start creeping in! Loving your bathroom makeover by the way. That mirror is great! Hope all well in your world. Best Wishes.

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