Thursday, 25 February 2010


well new to me!!

this sweet little dish .. for the floral bathroom of course.. will be able to put my rings etc in it when I'm having a soak!

new picture to add to the gallery!!.. just need to wack a bit of paint on the frame..its a little gold for my tastes!!

some cheery oilcloth for my table.. very handy when we have messy eaters.. ( i am actually talking about me here and not the kids haha!!)

a little top..which will look nice with a little a-line skirt.. love the spots and bows combo!!
i love adding to my little house and my wardrobe..don't you!!

thank you all so much for the comments on my bathroom.. all so encouraging and complimentary they have meant so still very much enjoying the bathroom..but the finishing touches still need to be done so i cant rest 100% until then!!

Friday, 19 February 2010

progress report....all done for now!!

bathroom at start of work!!

well the bathroom is practically complete.... yay !!!

all that is left to do now is to grout the tiles ( you know it would have been so much easier buying lino!!) and perhaps put up a couple of shelves above the toilet..
i did have a dresser top lined up for this .. but it was just to big and looked silly!!
Ive painted the side of the bath in hot pink but it needs another coat really and the feet need painting white now as well...

it is i have to admit.. a tad overly floral.. as i was putting the paper up i was getting more and more floral'd out.. until the thought of ever seeing Paris rose wallpaper again made me feel a little but nauseous.. but that was because it was about 1.30am and i just wanted to get it finished!!

so all that is left to do now is open a nice sparkly rose get a good book and run a deep bath..!!!

Monday, 15 February 2010

a little bit of inspiration goes a long way!!

well the bathroom saga continues..the hubby got the tongue and groove up finally last night but ran out once he got near to the end.. literally needs about 2 pieces .. how galling is that!!..

i painted it about 10.30 last night.. talk about dedication.. ( or madness some might say!)..

today hubby has laid the other half of the rooms tiles on the floor and has just ran out of grout for about 4 tiles.. ( can you see a pattern emerging here!)

so because i still cant see the light at the end of the tunnel here i just thought id show you some of the pictures of bathrooms from the website that are a little bit inspirational to me !!

I'm not a lover of lilac to be honest but i think this looks really feminine and i love the collection of mirrors and vintage plates

this is definitely been my main inspiration with the grey cladding and floral wallpaper.. i just love this

how lovely is this with the baby pink and the gorgeous floral towels, i really want a mix of floral and dotty towels but i think I'm going to have to save up for the ones i want!!!... and i sort of don't want them getting spoilt by the boys of the house !!!

i hope our cladding looks as smart as this... but the way i paint i cant imagine that!!

love this coastal look.. i think it looks very 1950s and brighton rocks!!!

if you havnt been on the housetohome website you must go on ..they have so many pictures of rooms to give you inspiration.. im always on it haveing a nose as they tend to update each month.. so they give you the best rooms from all the mags including country homes and interiors so somtimes i feel like i dont even need to buy the magazine anyway!!!!!

Sunday, 14 February 2010

progress report ... part deux!!

well there is some progress with the bathroom.... well we now have batons on the wall to take the tongue and groove cladding and the toilet is back in again... do have to use a bucket of water to flush it though.. which is a bit annoying when you are desperate for a wee and your there filling up a bucket with water which obviously then increases the need for said wee !!!!

to much information there.. .yeah probably!!

the floor is still not finished but the hubby has said he is going to do the other half last of all as the adhesive took a while to set so he wouldn't be able to get on with the tongue and groove as he wouldn't be able to stand on the tiles... oh I'm bored of it already if i can be honest with you!!

to take my mind off the fact the whole house is in disarray.. ( why is that i wonder when its only one room that's getting done that the whole house is affected!) i ordered this gorgeous very cath kidston style fabric off ebay

and made myself a curtain for the washing machine..

and a little pelmet for my little room next to the kitchen..

sometimes you just need a bit of floral happiness to take you away from the mess of the real world don't you!!!

Friday, 12 February 2010

progress report...

bathroom revamp is going rather slow!

Ive now got an en suite in my bedroom..!!!

we have no water.. Mr Buxton springs is making a fortune just from us..having to buy bottled water to wash in, wash up,

using a bucket as a toilet.. honestly its like going camping!!!!..

half of the floor has been tiled now.. so hubby is going to finish the other half tonight.. ( our bath is really heavy so he had to wait for one side to set until he can let any weight go on it or something like that!!) it has taken longer than what we thought and these jobs always seem to throw up either more expense or jobs that we just didnt expect to have to do..

never mind it will be worth it!!!

so until here's a pretty heart that my sisters mother in law bought me.. its v pretty and my new pretty cups and saucers i bought the other day!!

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Pink to make the boys wink!!

hi all!

havnt blogged for a week or so but it feels ages! anyways hope your'e ok.. im just blinkin freezing all the time.. please hurry up spring so i can get warm again!!!

anyways i think i might have mentioned the other week that i work with my mum, i only work the first half of the week since having the babies ive gone part time..and mum works all the week.. so into work i came fresh a daisy monday morning ( well ok perhaps not so fresh..maybe a little fuzzy eyed and running late as usual!!) when mummy presented me with these things she had bought me on the friday but had left them in work..

well that soon woke me up.. they are just ....... so me!!!. i knew as soon i looked at them were i would put them aswell !!..

this lovely oval shaped bucket with a lovely vintagey floral pattern

and a floral jug to match ( another one for the collection!!)

they are a lovely faded pink .. but as usual the pants camera i own just doesnt pick this up..( or it might be that in a 3 light fitting only one bulb is working now!!! )

it got me thinking how over literally the past few days i have bought quite a few things all with a pink tone to them.. how strange.. i must be in a pink mood at the minute!!..

on friday i picked up this lovely plate.. which is all soft pinks around the frilly edge

then on Saturday after making our way to ikea in the fog.. are we daft..yes a little id say it was a little scary as we couldn't even see the road signs but in our defence it had been lovely and sunny when we had left the house.. i bought some new washing up brushes.. in hot pink no less

and this gorgeous throw over in a lovely deep plummy shade..

don't want to put it on my sofa though just yet as I'm in the middle of making some new cushions in a lovely fabric that it will look lovely against..

a bowl in a pretty baby pink that I'm using as a fruit bowl..

then today i bought these three lovely little candles that have a gorgeous rose print pattern on the outside of the candle holder.. from the charity shop of course originally from Boots.. i got them for 99p!!

now onto something a little bit exciting in the pretty vintage household.... can you guess what it is ????

are you sure?????

OK I'll tell you....... the bathroom is finally getting done...decorated .. new image.. the lot!!!!

the hubby took up most of the floor today.. ( horrible tiles inherited from previous owner full of cracks and most of the grout missing.. looked dirty .. all of the time!!)..

so over the next few days he is going to lay a new floor and then we get started on the walls .. that's the bit I'm most excited about... so watch this space !!!!!!!!!!

Monday, 1 February 2010

mini makover

remember this cookbook holder.. a very dull shade of navy blue..

now its been given the shabby treatment and is now a pale green!!

i think it looks much prettier this colour.. now its just waiting for a lovely recipe book to hold and then it can started!!