24 November 2009


It has been a long time in the makeover.
But I love it, we love it.
I hate to moan, but he takes so long...his work has to be perfect.
Last night after a long day, even though it was very late,
I needed to run that new bath, light the candles and relax.

As the weeks passed,
I would stand
and look as he worked, wanting to say.... can you work quicker?

The Limestone floor tiles were laid down,
moved about and finally numbered then stuck down, cleaned, sealed a couple of times, grouted, sealed again and finally washed, lots!

I wanted the top of the panelling to be chunky.
So even that seemed to take an age.
Matching wood, adding bits on etc.

I was dying to get my paint brush out.
As many of you will know, I love to paint.
So I squeezed into our small bathroom and painted around him as he fiddled with this and that.
It was a hell of job making sure the wall mounted taps were firmly attached to the pipes behind the wall.
We both have a thing about wobbly taps!
The bowl is called Applestone...I think it is a Limestone!?
The cupboard I found after some long searching in a Barn full of Oak.
It will be painted, not yet though and a marble top will replace the wooden top.
After Christmas I think.

The radiator is now working.
But we have no toilet seat, have to wait three weeks for that.
When it finally arrives I will hate the colour of the wood, so it will get a makeover in a shade of white.

The antique wall lamps, one from Suffolk and one from Kent are not the same,
but that does not matter. I would rather two odd ones than new modern ones.
The mirror I found in The Cotswolds. It too will be painted soon to match the panelling which is painted in the colour Frost by Designers Guild.

Another room to display my Heart collection!

The bath is by Fired Earth and called
Victoria & Albert Volcanic Limestone.
It has a lovely soft warm feel, whereas the Limestone Bowl feels like stone.

I am really pleased with the end result - even though it is not quite finished !
The wall are painted in The Little Green Company, Dark Lead.

Time for us to have a little break now.
We will be back soon with tales of our adventures.


Rubyred said...

I'm on my way, got my bubble bath, my bathrobe and I see you have candles! But really, how wonderful is your bathroom! No wonder it took hubby a while, it's perfect! My husband is a perfectionist too! He's good at DIY but he hates it , so he puts everything off!
I love everything about it,the colours contrast beautifully. Love, love, love the unit above the sink
Can't wait to hear about your adventures!
Rachel x

sue15cat said...

That is absolutely gorgeous and well worth the wait.

Sue xx

Torie Jayne said...

Hi, Your bathroom is gorgeous! I love the lighting, Have a sweet day!

Simone said...

Your bathroom is beautiful Carol. It is one of the best I have seen in a long while. Calm and elegant - like you!!!x

lemonade kitty said...

If I could have a wish it would be to come to your house and lock myself in your wonderfull bathroom for a couple of hours and take a leisurely soak in that bath with the candles lit and a glass of champagne to hand.... I'm sure it was well worth the wait... I love it Lucey xx

Lyn said...

Wow looks like a bathroom out of Homes and Gardens Magazine!

MelMel said...

ooohhh...the most PERFECT bathroom that ever there was!!
I love it!xxxx

Lisa said...

Simply stunning.
Lisa x

serendipitylovesnewyork said...

Stunning, I knew it would be! I love everything, it looks so cosy, inviting, relaxing, everything a bathroom should be!
Have a fab 'adventure'
Claire xx
PS Did you get my email? xx

Josie-Mary said...

Looks great :)

smiffy66 said...

Hi there, I have to say what a lovely Blogg you have. I look forward to getting to know you more. Sue x x

Lynne said...

Hi Carol,
So nice of you to visit. What a lovely home you have. I've seen the Troll beads in a shop over here I was attracted by them but didn't take a closer look. I will now though.
How is your mother now? I hope she is on the mend.
I love the zinc heart!

Floss said...

It is absolutely wonderful! Should you post a severe weather warning on your blog..?

Sue said...

What a beautiful bathroom, you should be so proud. Well worth the wait. Still waiting for mine to be done. Showed the pictures to other half to see what response I would get. He mentioned something about getting it finished.

Tea and Margaritas in My Garden said...

That looks so nice and I love you bathtub!


bellaboo said...

It's divine!


Red Felted Heart said...

Your home is lovely and your new bath colors are gorgeous! Nice job...

Red Felted Heart said...


Homes and Dreams said...

Your bathroom looks truly stunning, I love the colour of the walls. I bet you are soooo happy with it - after all the best things come to those who wait.

Vicky x

Zia Meadows said...

wow that looks really luxurious! you have to do bathrooms properly dont you, since they are so eprmanent. Looks like you will be having queues for it now as people will just want to stay in there!

Anonymous said...

Oh Carol,
WOW!!! it's divine...i love the color scheme you have chosen and the panelling,the mirror,the lights,oh you know everything it is glossy magazine worthy my lovely!
Enjoy your bubble baths!
Love Kristina XxX

ps holding good thoughts for your lovely mum xxx

Vintage Amethyst said...

Oh Carol, this is just perfect! What a wonderful room, you must be sooooo thrilled with it!
Simply beautiful.

Pomona said...

It all looks very beautiful - you must be so happy with it all! Definitely worth the wait!

Pomona x

OhSoVintage said...

Oh it is absolutely gorgeous! I am green with envy. We have builders doing our bathroom at the moment and I don't think it is going to look as lovely as yours even though we seem to be spending a huge amount of money on it!

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hello Carol
Beautiful makeover. Just the kind of bathroom I love!
Warm wishes
Isabelle x

louise said...

A breathtaking, beautiful, bespoke bathroom.

Thank you so much Carol for the kind words you left on my Mum post.

Have a great break away!

Pondside said...

Just beautiful! I love the mirror over the sink, and the shape of the tub. Would you like to come on over here to do a little painting?

MarmaladeRose said...

Beautiful! What a fantastic bathroom!

Fairytale Fashions said...

I just love love love your house and have been following for a while now. I'd love a pointer in the right direction with mine, which is work in progress, on a very very limited budget and despite my effors is far far too bland.
Well done with the beautiful bathroom.

Sandi McBride said...

I love your bath! It looks so romantic and welcoming..isn't that how a bath should look?

charl said...

i absolutley love it. you've both done a great job ..
well done..

ps..can i come and stay haha!