Way back when we bought this house (about 8 years ago now) we had so much to do including the bathrooms. We had all the fittings & tiles replaced in the children's bathroom, but didn't get around to replastering the walls which were uneven - they are rather old & made from woven wood lathes & a horsehair mix filling, so we hurriedly wallpapered over them & decided to "get back to sorting them out later".
We finally got around to employing a plasterer to smooth over the walls & also the horrid artex ceiling.
What a difference it made! While Mr C industriously repainted the walls & ceiling (the walls are in "Dragonfly" by Crown paints) I decided to save myself a few pounds by making a Roman blind from Cath Kidston's "Boats" fabric to put up at the window.
I had one of my lovely 1930's school posters framed for the wall above the bath....
hung a £3.00 car boot mirror above the basin....
and a few shell shaped wall pockets too.....I wonder how many colours they made these in?
I'm still looking for a nice corner cupboard to display some other vintage goodies but will wait patiently until I find the right one.
It's like having a brand new bathroom & we are very pleased with it now!
PS: A few people have asked for a tutorial on how to make the blind. Without making another one I can't really show you how but I did find quite good instructions on "Kirstie's Homemade Home" site here.
If you have any questions please do ask!
You can buy all the bits & pieces (tape, rings, cord, rods, toggle etc) that you need to make the blind from John Lewis in their curtaining department if you have one near you, or similar shops should have them too.
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