Monday, 30 April 2012

Bathroom Peek!


We had rain,rain and more rain at Shingle Cottage this weekend but nothing could dampen our spirits as we were too busy inside cracking on with our bathroom....

Here is a Shingle Cottage bathroom peek! it is not finished but i thought you would like to see so far..... warning! there are a lot of pictures....which i personally like when i am reading blogs not just one before and one after i like to see everything as it is being built and decorated do you?

At the bottom of the hallway on the right there was a small  bedroom which we decided to make our bathroom as the existing one is tiny and that is soon to become our laundry room.......

The bedroom looked like this below before we started pulling off the old plaster board...
Underneath we discovered a beautiful window....i wish they were all like that it must have looked beautiful in the 1930's........we are going to keep two windows although we will have two new matching ones....
We planked the ceiling and all the walls but in here we decided to fit it horizontally and vertically to add some interest..the shower to the left off the picture was tiled in marble tiles and things were looking much better.....it is at this stage in every room we have done that my mind is spinning with ideas and which furniture i can squeeze in........i was going to use the table below as a sink stand and i chose a large round edged square sink....
Along with this marble i found in an architectural yard below and  with a roll top bath we thought we had it all worked out.......
I chose  taps as i love the pot handles......
With matching bath taps and shower......
But as the walls were primed and undercoated the bathroom took on a whole new look for me and i didn't want a roll top bath as i thought it may all look a little new and a bit twee....i decided i wanted a white bath with planking all around,a bit more old coastal/country looking and so after talking it through with Steve we decided that is what we are having and the bath will be here in the corner underneath the windows.....
We spent money on insulation which we fit in the walls to keep out the cold and that will help us not to spend so much on energy bills later on.........last week we fitted insulating underlay all over the floor and laid our new pine floorboards on top.....
Steve learned from an old joiner who has been in the trade for years that when fitting around door joins it looks more professional if you hold a saw on top of a piece of the floor you are laying and cut the door join out straight across from the inside of the room to the outside and slide the flooring straight underneath...it is also so much easier than cutting round......
We then cut our skirting boards to size and finished the ceiling and the join in the walls with small square beading and then everywhere had two top coats of Antique White......
A pretty pine table we have had for ages was brought to Shingle Cottage and stood in place so we could decide if this was to be our look?.....we loved it i think the turned legs and spindles on the back go much nicer with all the wood on the walls....
Steve pencil marked around the sink and then cut a hole in the table top with his jigsaw.....
I then gave it two coats of white primer and decided to top coat it with Farrow and Ball in Slipper Satin......which is a beautiful soft shade of old white........
When converting furniture with drawers into a sink stand mark the draw from above with a pencil before fitting the sink as it is much easier than doing it after........we brought our drawer back to the city with us so Steve can cut it down one night this week so i will show you it finished in my next few posts.......
After the Slipper Satin was dry everything was put together and stood in place for the moment of truth!....i chose a softer shaped oval bowl and i love how it looks on this table and we are both happy with the finished look...........
I also really like the taps and love how the Slipper satin table looks against the  Antique white walls...
Steve fitted the skirting boards and i followed behind him painting them...we are lucky as we work really well together and get what the other is trying to achieve....space has been left either side of the sink  purposefully for dressing after with a small chair or whatever may take my fancy and i can not wait to get all our worldly possessions over here but i am going to have to wait a few more months......oh and yes the drawer will be painted in Slipper Satin......
We fit our shower and shower cubicle this weekend too and it really made it look so much more like a bathroom....i don't really like showers as in to look at as they generally look modern and i like old, although i do think ours looks lovely and i love the sliding the doors.......Steve built it  behind the door which is great because when you open the door to the bathroom you don't see it straight away.....
    The door was hung along with the old cleaned up locks and the planking was carried on around the corner to where the toilet will be...we are having a high level old fashioned toilet with flushing chain and a white wood seat...once the bath is fitted and planked along with the table sink vanity and old fashioned toilet i think it will give the bathroom some character and create a vintage look.......the toilet will be in next week and we should be taking our first showers in our new bathroom which is good news as it means we can get on knocking out the old one.......
    See this picture below? that will teach me for carrying on painting Sunday morning.....i should have stayed in bed i was so tired,Steve did nothing but laugh! and i sat down and joined him......
    The new pine floors are going to run throughout the whole of Shingle Cottage and are all going to be painted white,that will be a job and a half won't it? all the walls and doors throughout are going to be antique white as it looks much softer in the light we get here in England......fresh brilliant whites  can look harsh as i found out in my first beach holiday home.
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    I am planning on using Farrow and Ball in 'Slipper  Satin' and i have used Laura Ashley in 'Ivory' on furniture but if you think Shingle Cottage will be all soft whites i should tell you i have a love of pink, cabbage roses and  Ralph Lauren blues so with carefully chosen window dressings,light shades,cushions and wall coverings  i will  create an ever changing home that will work through out the seasons.....
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    Thank you all for your lovely comments on my Tole Light post,you girls are super nice and i appreciated each and everyone of them!

    Join me later this week when i will be posting more goings on from our weekends at Shingle Cottage!..................

    XxX

    10 comments:

    1. It is looking amazing.Love those old windows.They just don't make them like that anymore.Love that bathroom vanity wow so cool!
      Anne

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      1. Thank you Anne,i want the bath in now :) x

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    2. I enjoyed every minute of your post! The cottage is coming together so nicely, the floors are going to be beautiful, and i love the clean lines with the sink in the bathroom...

      Cindy

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      1. Thanks Cindy! i can not wait to dress it up with a mirror and wall lights etc x

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    3. Your bathroom looks lovely! I agree with you, sometimes we change what we had in mind because as the scheme develops it's easier to visualise what it will look like. I love your new bathroom basin in it's vintage table, it looks like it belongs there! Have a lovely week. Sharon x

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    4. Thank you Sharon,i love how the table and sink turned out and you have great taste so your compliments has made me smile x

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    5. Your blog is one of my favorites.
      I am going to clean up my blog list tday. Get rid of some less than interesting ones and add yours.
      Love, love, love following along on this renovation, am in awe of your energy.

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      1. Wow Betsy Thank you! such a huge compliment,your blog is one of my favorites too x

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