Monday, October 1, 2012

Bathroom inspiration - pinterest loves.

We have been renovating our old home for quite a number of years and I accept we will still be at it in years to come. 
We have smashed down walls, extended back, left, right and up.  We live without cupboard doors in the kitchen and bathroom, with unpolished timber floors, unpainted skirting boards and architraves, no doors on BIRs, ill fitting, dodgy carpet literally just layed on bedroom and lounge floors and many other unfinished things.  It is indeed a work in progress!
Upstairs was just a large, vacant area for years.  It is now partly complete with the next project in line being the ensuite.  We have timber floors stained Black Japan throughout the upstairs area and will be tiling our floor in the ensuite a dark charcoal with white subway tiles on the walls.  Other than that I am still looking for inpiration.
My style is quite eclectic, I like too many different things to stick to the one style.  Mix it up is my motto! I love a bargain and buy many things secondhand, or if I'm lucky enough find them for free. 

I'm sure my tradie hubbie could knock up a vanity just like this.  I already have the large mirror, free from my lovely neighbour.  It just needs a new frame.

Loving the collection of art and mirrors and think i've collected enough to be able to do this.

How cute is this bath mat?  Love, love, love.  Maybe red or emerald green.

I love this pretty and fun bathroom. 
Maybe its time to knuckle down and start buying........  always the fun bit.
Does anyone have any tips on bathroom renovations?


mel @ loved handmade said...

You're efforts so far are amazing, i love your home! No matter how long it takes it'll be worth the wait. Loving those inspiring pics, I agree, time to start having some least just a bit in between all the hard stuff!

shine little light* said...

Oh my, sounds fabulous so far! My bathroom is about to happen soon too, the only idea I have for you is black grout inbetween the white subway's! And yes to bright fabrics in a simple bathroom!

Cherie said...

Oh WOW that top image with the full length timber is amazing! imagine finding a beautiful piece from an old building or somewhere! You have such gorgeous taste in what you like, wll done and here's to a continued reno success ;)

carol : @perennial said...

This sounds amazing. I have a current fantsasy about a renovsted bathroom and it involves white subway tiles on the walls and tiny hex tiles with black grout on the floor. Perhaps with a contrasting border.

Your art/mirror wall will look gorgeous.

Tania said...

I so need to knuckle down too. Time to stop 'camping' and finish something (anything). Subway tiles make my heart sing too...

Kylie said...

Thanks for visiting the blog...and the congrats. Also, just visited your Pinterest site. Fab bathroom pins which is funny as I've got a friend who is re-doing her bathroom and I keep sending her photos - apparently I've her stylist. :)

Pippa said...

Loads of plants and I too love subway tiles, can you go wrong with white? Nice to meet you, Pippa :)

Eatlovemerry said...

These are so pretty!

Lida Swisher said...

There really is nothing that can beat DIY and pre-loved items! Yes, your ideas are quite eclectic, but I’m sure you can find away to mix them up. You already have a running theme which falls in the rustic category, so it will be easier. Just play with a good paint color, don the bathroom with your secondhand decors, and I bet it would be marvelous!

Lida Swisher

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Unknown said...

It is nice to read about the facelift of a 150 years old house. interesting.
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Anonymous said...

I love home renovations. I love all of these wonderful pictures that you have posted. The best part of renovations is that you never feel like you are done and sometimes you never will be. I think what you have done is wonderful.

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This is awesome! I've been trying to do some bathroom renovation , and this gave me some great insight for things to try. Thanks for sharing!

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