Our small family bathroom makeover was a bit of a French interior style blog triumph to be honest. When we bought our little house many moons ago, the little old lady who lived in our house had next to no hot water, a clog bath ( later recycled as a horse water feeder up the lane!) and a very precarious toilet that sometimes flushed and, well, sometimes did not. There was a door with an inch gap all the way around onto the garden…nice, and also a concrete floor with a few fag buts around the loo. Hardly the French dream.
This made the transition from pretty English country cottage with all mod cons for this Virgo girl very hard indeed. Funds were short and we had to live with this bathroom like this for several years. Hard to imagine now I must admit.
So, here is part of the story of our little bathroom in pictures. I don’t seem to have any of the original ones with the water trough clog bath but you will probably find these bad enough! I hope if you are currently in the process of living in a French wreck that these inspire you – whether that is to crack on with the works or run for the hills. Both options are perfectly acceptable.
Hell on Earth!
By adding a velux window and removing the old wood panel ceiling, we let in so much light!
Oops, when you take off a tile and the wall crumbles to pieces…
The joy and saving grace of plasterboard!
We the moved the look up by the sink…could’t seem to fit my bottom on it anymore where it was! Then I set about constructing a DIY bath panel…
With the pieces glued on, out with the Farrow and Ball Railings paint!
Nearly there, just the floor to go! We chose a cushioned lino to lay straight over the old quarry tiled floor.
I painted the walls in Farrow and Ball Shadow White, in Estate Emulsion for a chalky finish.