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The New Loo

The ugliest room in the house is finally finished after 3 years of waiting. It only took us two weekends so I don’t really understand why we’ve kept it so long, maybe because it’s just a loo? Not any room in my home is “just a room” I love to pay attention to all the rooms even basements, pantries and broom closets as when I enter them or open a door it should make me happy.

This is what a looked like when we started. We already took the toilet out and started to build the frame that hides all the plumbing in the back. As we choose to use wood panelling to match the hallway panelling it wasn’t necessary to crack out the tiles. We glued and drilled the panelling on top of the tiles, painted the bottom part and wallpapered the top part.

I used Farrow & Ball Shadow White (282) for all the panelling. I use a paintbrush and a roller as I like my paintwork smooth but I also like that you can see that it’s hand painted and not spray painted. The wallpaper is by Morris and Co. and is called Mary Isobel (pink/ivory) we used it in the attic and this was left over. The floor tiles are the same as in our laundry closet and are from Hornbach, they are glued over the existing ones using tile on tile glue. The lamp is from Anglepoise and comes in the exact same colour as the paint, I just love that. All the plumbing is Granley by Heritage Bathrooms. I ordered it all at Victorian Pluming. The mirror I had for years and the prenuptial calendar is by Ted & Tone.


  • Kristina Cechova
    4 March 2020 at 17:59

    The wallpaper is absolutely stunnning. I love the whole “room” a lot 🙂

  • Carol
    8 July 2020 at 14:36

    Love the final result – perhaps it was worth the 3 year wait.

    I love the idea that every rink needs to make me happy. Every few months I try to walk into a room and try to “see” it for the first time. I’m usually surprised at the small things I can do to reclaim it as a beautiful space.

    So happy to see you back and blogging! X

    • Yvonne Eijkenduijn
      8 July 2020 at 14:40

      I totally agree with that!! We don’t really use that loo much often so each time I enter it I’m surprised how lovely it is now. I’ve put a rose and sandlewood infuser in it so it smells good to.

      Thank you for sticking by me all these years x


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