Bathroom destruction

I must admit the last couple of weeks have been quite exhausting. As always I have completely underestimated the amount of work, mess and dust involved in refurbishing a bathroom. We are really getting there now and I can’t wait to share some completed snaps but in the meantime I wouldn’t like you to miss out on the mess our bathroom has been in for almost a week. It is amazing how much effort actually goes into the things you’ll never see like plumbing, lighting, plastering etc…



The photos really speak for themselves. All I can add is that I am so glad we’ve done this before the baby arrives as I’m pretty sure I couldn’t cope with this and a newborn at the same time. Watch this space for the complete transformation as it should all be done and dusted (quite literally) in the next few days.


Beautiful Bathroom

A beautiful bathroom is exactly what I’m hoping we will have in the next couple of weeks. After what I thought of as an astronomical quote from a local builder – it later turned out it wasn’t that bad after all and that we had no idea what building works cost nowadays – my dad agreed to come over for a couple of weeks and do it for us. I’ve spent ages browsing my favourite blogs and Pinterest for inspiration and the board below just about sums up what I am after. There is a lot of white/light colours and sea glass accents.


Ombre bath mat | Hexagonal tiles | Mirrored tile mosaic | Glass shower tiles | Drift wood mirror | Ceramic accessories | Wall hung vanity | Glass tile

We’ve actually already ordered a lot of bits as works commence on Monday and I’ll be snapping up a lot of photos along the way. Our bathroom and toilet are currently two tiny rooms next to each other so we’re going to knock the dividing wall down and re-arrange things a little bit which should give us at least a sense of space.Believe it or not the photo below actually captures the majority or our current bathroom which is no longer than a bath – I always admire estate agents’ photos.If all goes well this tiny and tired room will be soon transformed into a spa like tranquil bathroom….



Hey, it’s another short week!



Today I’ve got a couple of cheap and cheerful floral arrangements to share. I really love flowers but due to continuous home improvements my floral budget is rather restricted but as it is with everything you soon learn to adapt and get more creative. My latest tips are:

1. Use smaller vases and containers: I’ve got a pretty decent selection of large vases but they do take a lot to fill them. Having a couple of smaller ones means I can make my flower supply go a lot further.

2. Use flowers that are in season and cheaper to buy: in this case the peonies were only £2.

3. Use greens from your garden to bulk things up : or flowers for that matter. I’ve found the little pinky ones on our front lawn but have no idea what they’re called.

The last couple of weeks have been a little bit slow on house/garden projects and while we’ve done a fair bit in the garden it still looks a total mess. I’m trying not to start any new projects until we’ve finished what we have started like the skirting boards downstairs but our bathroom renovation starts in two weeks time which will be a pretty major project – probably the biggest one we’ve done so far. The lack of selected bathroom furniture and fittings makes me quite nervous to be honest you can guess what I’ll be doing in the evenings this week.

Lucky we only have 4 days at work this week which on its own is a good enough reason to be happy!