Do any of you remember Playschool on Children’s BBC when you were young.. Well if you do, you may agree that this is my chance to say…“What’s behind the …..ROUND WINDOW…..”
I took a lot of stick from my family when I said we need to add some glitzy glamour to our bathroom and that this included a full refurbishment, getting rid of the bath and going ‘all black’… Yikes – the debate was on, with lots of different ‘family’ views on colour scheme etc… I won the debate and therefore take full responsibility!! Like it or Hate it…..
With some fabulous sparkly mirrors and a splash of white and silver, I was delighted with the result of our ‘nearly’ all black bathroom. Sadly I haven’t got any ‘before’ photo’s but take my word for it…. “It was LONG OVERDUE!!!”
The original bathroom was very small, with an over the bath shower which constantly leaked and caused numerous water stains on the ceiling below.. No matter what we tried, the seal around the bath always ending up leaking and this was a big deciding factor in our decision to get rid of the bath completely..
We also had a separate toilet which was tiny and although it was handy when the kids were young to have the two separate rooms, it was much better to gain the extra space by knocking down the dividing wall to open up the space, now there is less ‘demand’ for the loo…
I rarely used the bath (I’m not dirty.. I just prefer a shower..) and although hubby did like a good long soak, he agreed that he was prepared to forgo his bath in the interest of ‘design’ haha.. I think he does still miss that weekly soak though and I know for some people this would be a ‘nightmare’… each to their own..
The tiles we used are black porcelain, with a feature wall of small mosaic style tiles which are VERY sparkly and the ‘rainbow’ effect within the tiles are picked out in the new leaded light round feature window.
The round window had been covered over for years and was re-discovered when we starting knocking the old tiles off the walls and we decided to retain it as a feature in the shower area and added the custom made leaded light window, which I love and get pleasure from every time I go into the bathroom..
The accessories, including the glitter mirror, corner cabinet and towel holders etc. were from NEXT Homeware, as were the lovely black towels which have a sequin band running across the bottom-I didn’t really expect these to wear very well but actually they’ve outlasted quite a few other towels over the last 2 years. I started off telling the family that these were for ‘display only’…. Hmmm – that didn’t last long!
Take a peek .. ‘through the round window’, at my glitzy bathroom, in the video below and let me know what you think…. Please leave me a comment!