This is looking out of the bathroom to the hallway; here you can really see the work we did on the walls (we were both first-timers at mudding), one of the two new ceiling lights and also the new hooks.
This is looking into the main open area, with the 'comfort' height toilet we replaced in 2006 because I was sick of sitting on such a low loo! Can anyone tell me why you have such low toilets here, after all it's not like you are any shorter than Europeans?!? This also shows the new tile decals that now go around the room.
Here is the 'piece de resistance' of our work; a new sink, countertop, faucet, vanity door handles, matching towel rail and ring, and the tile decals. The lights and large mirror were already there, although I have previously resprayed the light units.
We both loved the slightly art deco feel of this Kohler sink.
I found these amazing self-adhesive, removable 3D tile decals online. They are heat, water and humidity resistant and each pack has four individual designs. If like us you do not want to mess with replacing perfectly good but boring tiles, they are the just the job. My mum and a friend cannot believe how they look and feel just like a real tile! You can find these and many others through this online supplier, who also gives wonderful service too.
On the other side to the sink area is the bath/shower, here you can see the curtain which I already had up, the tile decoration, the new storage shelving and new curved shower curtain rail. We had seen these in motels and thought they were great at giving you more elbow room in the shower, we would highly recommend changing to one of these. I wondered if the curtain would hang further out from the bath, but it doesn't at all!
I found these individual solid brass with chrome bonded on storage trays on Amazon and loved their simple design.
A shot of the bath opened up showing everything together.This was the worst area for the peeling paint problem we had and it is just totally transformed by the wall treatment.
The finishing touch we needed was a big picture above the toilet and we found the perfect thing in Garden Ridge yesterday. It looks like a big window and the colours are exactly right, in the top left 4 squares where it shows some red, that's actually a square of silver leaf foil reflecting. But the coolest part is the walls in the picture on either side are textured and painted just like our actual walls!
We love our new bathroom and even more so because it was all our own hard work and design. Right now we feel like we are in some plush hotel everytime we go in there :-)