The bathroom was the first room to get a make over in this house.
I bought the bath from ebay for £5.00, it was a vintage cast iron bath, it had a lot of limescale, a bit of rust and old dirt in it, and took days to get clean, hence the price of only £5.00, but it wasn’t ready for scrap just yet.
I found a plumber who was training and looking for local jobs to get more experience. We went to the DIY shop together and he helped me get the plumping parts we needed. In total the bath and fittings and his hours it cost me £155.00 to complete.
The tiles I bought new, but I added some very special ones which I had for ages and needed to be used. The special tiles come from Carrie Reichardt who is an outstanding artist, my friend, and also one of my website clients in the past. I bought a big batch of tiles from her years before, and this bathroom finally they went on the wall. Carrie is an inspiration to me, and many other artists too. Her work is mind blowing and she is a very special woman indeed.
I am gutted I didn’t take them off when I moved house, but I can always get more one day, and I do hope the tenants who moved in after me will appreciate her art as I do.
This bathroom didn’t get 100% finished, mainly because I had help with the first part of the tiling, and wasn’t confident enough to finish the last bit. So the bit above the bath never got done! 😉 Silly really, but the whole house was a mission and in the end I wanted out of London.
The Black Lino had sparkly bits in it, and was laid with the help of another friend. I never got round to painting the outside of the bath either, I had planned to do a mosaic on the bath at first. Some jobs just don’t get done.
As you can see from the pictures, I had a cat, we shared the same toilet room 😉 haha, but by the time the house was almost finished my Ziggy had died. Bless her Fluffy Soul, she was there through all my crazy decorating and put up with so much upheaval over the 4 years I was in this house. She kept me sane during it all! 😉 Miss that little creature so so much.