Does anyone remember the great wallpaper disaster of February 2015? It was a Friday night. Paul and I were equipped with a roll of beautiful Laura Ashley Spring Trail wallpaper and a mammoth tub of wallpaper paste. Our intentions were good. We weren't overly confident. We assumed it would take us two nights to paper one very small wall. We planned to take our time. Do things right rather than quickly. Come Sunday, we would be able to stand back and admire our handiwork and smile in the knowledge that the job was done right, and done well. Ha! Half an hour in and half a roll of paper cut up or sliding down the wall and we knew we'd been beaten. We weren't too proud to admit defeat. It was time to call in the professionals!
Well, finally, four months on, the paper is on the wall and I can share with you what the bathroom looks like along with the wonderful accessories that I selected from Homebase, who kindly offered to help add the finishing touches to the room.
It feels like this makeover has been going on forever, but here goes (the before pictures are here if you'd like to remind yourself of what a boring, uninspiring room it was) ...
The room is lighter, brighter and a whole lot prettier. Gone is the vision in beige. Gone are the random curtains and boring lampshade. And gone is the overflowing shoe collection. Not that we want to spend more time in the room (that would just be a little odd) but for the moments that we are in there, it's an oasis of floral calm. We're so happy with it.
The gorgeous basket was a steal at £14.99 and is currently on offer at three for the price of two. I've found similar in well know high street stores for more than three times the price and the Homebase one is actually superior quality. And you can just see the duck egg toilet brush peeking out. Not a glamourous purchase but I love the colour.
I had the heart and the little bird on my original wishlist and they're just lovely. The boys adore the bird so I'm thinking of popping back to Homebase to buy a couple more for their new, shared bedroom. I'm wondering if I can make some kind of mobile out of them. We'll see!
One of the best changes for me was swapping the curtains for a Habitat roller blind (Homebase stock quite a few Habitat products). It immediately made the room feel bigger and sleeker.
And I swooned over this UFO easy fit pendant light. I was tempted to go for a yellow one but I think the cream works really well.
So what do you think? Better? An improvement? Or do you miss the curtains? Please tell me you don't miss the curtains?!