Friday, 20 June 2008

One to go!!!

At last one room finished! Well kind only thing left to do is paint the toungue and groove and walls above and add our bits and bobs and it will definatly be finished. The above pic is of the tiles before they had been grouted, they are my favourite thing of the bathroom, simple and clean looking.

The toungue and groove is actually MDF boards which are brilliant, I definatly recommend them, when I mentioned to my plumber about them he pulled a face until he saw it as he thought he would have to nail every individual board together, he said he's now told every one about them!! We are going to use it in the kitchen as well!! They will be painted white much to my dads dissapointment as he said he liked them unfinnished....bless!!
The flooring is a special laminate for bathroms called Aqualoc, as you can imagine being surrounded by messy males we needed to go for something waterproof....let you know how we get on with it!

I love the bath, its a roll top with a diffrence, both me and hubby love them but again with children they are not pratical so the one end of the bath is a roll top and the other end is an ordianary fixed to the wall end!! It has a lip which comes out about three quarters of the way up the tile side and is sealed normally so hopefully it will save lots of water going onto the floor!!

Ive realised that I've put the same pic on, I'll post a few more next post!! The loo now has a seat on it, we have a shower screen and the shower has been fixes up!! I'm planning painting the walls above the tongue and groove a pale grey, just waiting on the plaster to dry out. I'm hoping it will look very French looking when its all done......apart from the odd rubber duck and usual bath toys thrown in!!!
Now just a quick apology to all my girlies who won the blog candy awards, as well as the house taking over everything in our lives we've also just got through a mad 42 days, firstly it was my birthday followed by a trip to Butlins for Max's football tournement, then it was his 9th birthday, then hubby's birthday and our wedding anniversary on the same day, quickly followed by Louie's 7th birthday and a trip to watch Monster Jam for his birthday followed closley by Fathers Day and ending Tuesday just gone with Mason's 5th birthday, his party is in the 29th!! Phew..... how mad are we with all our birthdays, my head has been spinning thinking of presents and parties and how on earth do we afford it We now have a break until October when its my stepsons 13th!! So ladies a huge sorry if you've been waiting for Mr Posty but over the next couple of weeks I will be rolling them out........Claire xxx


julia said...

Looking good, makes my bathroom look even shabbier!
Looking forward to more pics.
Julia x

mollycupcakes said...

Wow Happy birthdays to all of you and happy wedding anniversary to you both.
Sounds like you've had a great time.
Lovingyour bathroom, ooww a roll top bath is one item I dream of owning one day lol never seen one like that what a clever idea. Can't wait to see the finished room.
Yeay! goodies coming in the post soon, I'm like a kid in a sweetie shop everytime the postman knocks lol. He must think I'm mad hehe!
Enjoy the weekend hun, catch up soon.
Many hugs.
Catherine x

Attic24 said...

Oh the bathroom is looking absolutely lush Claire, I love everything about it, but most especially the bath.. Bet you can't wait for the other rooms to come together too, hows the kitchen coming along?
Looking forward to more pics when your head stops spinning, and of course, no pressure for the blog candy, although the suspense is KIlLinG me you know! ;o)

Vintage Amethyst said...

Oohhh Happy Birthday to you all.
The bathroom is looking fab, I love those tiles. We wanted some like that when we did our bathroom but couldn't find any anywhere and so just went with T&G.
Have a great weekend
Alison x

prettyshabby said...

What an ingenious bath..I really like it so far..looking forward to seeing more!
happy birthdays and anniversary to all you lot!

Garden girl said...

your bathroom looks amazing, I love the tiles as well. I can highly recommend the wood panelling, we have it in our bathroom as well and everyone always comments on it. A quick wipe down every now and then and it's as good as new. Wishing you lots of happy bubbly bath soaks!

Gill at Lucy Locket said...

Your bathroom's looking good, I like the idea of the tongue and groove, will look out for that when I give my bathroom a facelift.

Summer by the sea said...

Hi Claire, the bathroom is looking great, Can't wait to see it with all the finishing touches. Sounds like you have had a mad 6 weeks with all those birthdays - natalie x

cammyk said...

Your bathroom is looking great. I LOVE the tile. I so desperately want to redo our bath but we put it on hold for a bit. Looking forward to seeing your final touches.

periwinkle said...

great bathroom, can i just ask about the tongue and groove, you said it was MDF - where did you get it from as we have searched for this but were told by the man in B + Q that you couldn't get it anymore!
lisa x

julia said...

Hi Claire
Thanks for your lovely comments, I have to say I don't think my son was too impressed with the Barbie cake!
In answer to your question, the shelf above the cooker came with the range overmantle. It's basically just a piece of wood with a couple of thick brackets underneath. The kitchen came from so they might be able to help. The shelves over the sink are just pine boards on cheap brackets from B&Q, easy peasy!
Hope this helps!
Julia x

Amy Short said...

Your bathroom looks great...wish mine did!! We are going to do a retro black and white one soon. I just found you by blog hopping. Sounds like we could be friends! I have 3 boys and a gorgeous husband and am from New York! LOL Though now I am in Pittsburgh. My husband is English! We are going for a visit next month. Can't wait! Where are you located? I would love to hear from you sometime! :o) Amy

Alchamillamolly said...

Now a comment on the bathroom - just beautiful - can I be really cheeky and ask you where you got your bathroom suite from - its such a simple elegant shape - I dont like clarty things- I have inherited one of those awful 'shell suites' that you see in B&Q on offer for 4p. I have had three bathrooms with T&G and never tire of it its just my style. Can I also ask where you ended up getting the sink from in the kitchen there are so many to chooose from. I would love an old fashioned double drainer but they simply arent made anymore - unless anyone can tell any different??


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