Thursday, May 26, 2011
The bathroom had all the top hits from the 80s including a corner spa bath, blue laminate bench tops and a matching blue tile floor. The style was finished off with timber cabinetry, a faux timber venetian blind and ready made mirrors from the hardware store. Photo above.
Luckily for us our tiler liked using a sledgehammer. After he'd finished the only things left standing were the walls, window and cupboards.
So what did we do? We started by choosing an Italian stone tile for the floors, walls and benchtops (from Mum's shop Traditional Tiles). We tiled to the ceiling which made the room look twice as large. We also added a decorative feature tile on the splashback and running up the wall near the bath. We also tiled over the laminate benchtop. This was a cost-effective way of getting a stone benchtop in the bathroom. After the tiling was completed, the cupboards and ceilings were painted white. We then added a new 'above the counter' basin and satin tapware, towel rails and door knobs. The final touch was the vintage mirror above the basin. It was a gift from my Mum and I love it. The only thing left to do is plantation shutters over the window.
About Spots and Stripes
When I began my third renovation, I swapped the corporate ladder for the rusty paint ladder and began my website and blog, Spots and Stripes, which chronicles the restoration of our 'Queenslander' in Brisbane. I'm also an interior editor helping clients to create a customised home. Let me know if I assist you with the selection of lights, tiles, mirrors, wallpaper, paint, furniture and fabric.
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