Ok. Deep Breath.
This blog post is more nerve wracking than ANY I’ve written as it’s OUR home I’m presenting. Not what other people have so beautifully put together but it’s our little work in progress. I read recently that your house evolves along with you, and I think that this is so true. The Bathroom that we inherited when we bought the house, just over 2 years ago, was, quite simply, revolting. I actually felt close to tears to think that a family who had been renting the house, had had to bathe their kids in what was simply unacceptable.
We knew that the Bathroom & the downstairs toilet had to be gutted before we could move in. It’s a huge regret that I can’t show you any Before photo’s but if you can picture your worst nightmare? Well, there you go. That was it.

So, without further ado – here’s a little glimpse of what it looks like now. And most of you may well be surprised as it’s Neutral City in there!!

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For the blog, I’ve taken away the cleaning sponge that usually sits in the corner & the box of toys that sits in the bath when it’s not in use! I could analyse + disect ad nauseum but I’m gonna try and talk about some little parts of the Bathroom that I like & other parts I hope to improve on.
There are 2 small Vignette’s on the Window sill only as I don’t want to clutter it and these compose of some favourite Candles, a treasured shell…

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…and on the other side: a beauty product I love {made from Seaweed, in Ireland! See http://www.voya.iefor more details} and a Fossil Candle Holder…

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We debated getting a Shower Bath but decided for the power shower option & the biggest bath we could have for the space we have.

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There is usually one shower gel hanging off the soap tray but I try to keep toiletries around the bath to a minimum. In fact, when I tidied around for the blog, I placed the bottles we use under the sink, and I think I’ll leave them there!

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The taps from Vogue are pretty cool. I like the design and also the fact that they are in the middle of the bath & not in the traditional placing of at one end. It’s easier for the kids & nicer for the adults!
Now let’s talk about around the toilet – Must We? I hear you ask!
Well, er, not exactly what everyone wants to read but from a space perspective, it was a challenge. There was no room for a Toilet Roll rail so I improvised with a storage basket from IKEA…

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And when I saw these Toilet Brush Holders in Dunnes Stores, well, they seemed like they were {in a really weird way!} made for me…

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I have one in the downstairs loo too!

Moving on…to the other side of the Bathroom, where I really love the mosaic mirror that the Bathroom guys designed for me.

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It’s quite long but, no matter how hard I tried all week, I couldn’t get a decent shot of it I’m afraid. As you can see, photo’s have been taken at different times of the day & the lighting has been a challenge!
I’ve stayed with Chrome accessories as the toothbrush holder on the right was my first ever purchase from Habitat & it has a silly sentimental value now! I had purchased the toothbrush holder for the kids and a matching soap dispenser but it didn’t cost much + in this case, I definitely got what I paid for so it’s already in the bin! I popped out my good hand wash for the photo’s…

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Yup. Just call me Monica. I have good towels too!! Yikes! They are not the most expensive towels we own but the one’s I like the best!

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Can you guess where they are from? Anyone who knows me will know that there is something belonged to Designer Carolyn Donnelly in every room at this stage!!! I love the detail…

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Which leads me nicely to the Towel Holder I bought from the same range but haven’t put up yet. I’m going to use it for a hook for the back of the door:

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But isn’t this a FAMILY Bathroom? I hear you cry?! WHERE IS THE ‘KID STUFF’? Well, there is the kiddie step which is a throw back from my day glo/disco days in fluorescent green…

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…and THAT box of toys, I was telling you about!

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I’d like to change the step for a wooden one at some stage & until I figure out a better way to store the kids toys – this is it! I would also LOVE to paint the radiator behind the door, in a Metallic paint. I’m thinking Silver to match the bath and window sill trim. It looks pretty grim at the moment but is behind the door, so…Yippee! No one sees it! Except all of you ‘cos I’m about to show you…

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It’ll look better in Silver, eh?!

I may also change the Bath Mat at some stage and make it more colourful as I have 2 that are practically the same…

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I think I’d like to add some greenery & maybe a wee vase of flowers to the room also, but apart from that I’m pretty happy with our little sanctuary at the moment.

So, that’s the end of my first little House Tour. I started with the Bathroom as it’s the room which is the closest to finished. The rest of the house is most definitely still evolving. But that’s ok. I’m loving every second of making our House a Home.

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