There was nothing specifically wrong with our bathroom...but when the plumber took up half the floor to fit a new boiler we decided to spruce it up a little.
It's quite a big room - and crying out for a free standing bath - but the one we wanted was so far beyond our means we decided to a half way house make over.
So we didn't change the colour, just touched it up. The floor originally had wood effect lino on so
we Cleggy painted the floorboards.
The only extravagance was one roll of Pip wallpaper and a new rug. Living in a house of raging male hormones has made me feel pinker than ever of late!
I used some of the off-cuts of paper to decoupage some plain white tiles - it was really easy to do. I used mod podge for the glue and the varnish...
The new towel hooks were made from an old bit of wood with some new (Ebay) knobs screwed in.
Everything else was already in there...
|a chipper special!
Overall I'm pleased with the result - the boys have barely noticed it's changed but Cleggy likes it!
Speaking of Cleggy - last month he announced we needed a 'works Christmas night out'...who was I to argue?!
The only people in the business are me and him...perfect.
We chose a nice hotel in our favourite local city (Manchester) and booked a swanky restaurant (Michael Caines)
I got my best dancing shoes out (cheapo New Look 's but with added vintage charms sewn on!!)
...then left them behind (genuinely)
Luckily we had planned in a little trip to Primark in the afternoon so I managed to pick up some new cheapo high class hooker shoes!!!
I can't believe I used to wear heels every single day
Anyway, we started with a couple of hours in the cocktail bar
(I bloody love a cocktail!)
Then had a tasting menu dinner. DEEvine.
It was the first time we've been out together in AGES so was a real treat.
We stayed at Abode (near Piccadilly...)
It's a beautiful listed building, a converted Victorian cotton mill.
...making great use of the original tiles and floor
The room was equally gorgeous - industrial chic/manhattan loft softened with print, tweed and a hint of tartan.
My current crochet project fitted right in!!
Best of all there was no uncomfortable moment the following day after snogging someone from work!!