My children’s bathroom was so far out of fashion it was almost back in again! The tiles had lovely peach tones with a gorgeous gold framed shower and vanity mirror. To complete the look, the profile on the vanity doors catapulted me into another era and the towel rail also had a very special gold finish which unceremoniously fell to the floor every time we removed a towel.
Don’t get me wrong, I adore items from yesteryear that add character to a modern interior. A touch of Provincial has always been a favourite and I’m never one to shy away from the warmth of rustic timber combined with crisp white in a Modern Country style. Unfortunately, peach tiles combined with gold framed showers have yet to warm the cockles of my heart 🙂
So this is how I jazzed it up a bit… As this would be the only bathroom big enough to house a bath tub, I decided on a large freestanding bath to fit the country look and feel. I fell in love with the grey toned timber look ceramic tiles at a recent visit to Beaumont Tiles and I selected a top mounted basin for the bathroom cabinet.
In search of a new vanity, I realised that this item alone could easily blow the budget! Luckily, I found a lovely timber cabinet for $400 at Knots Pine, which I painted a crisp white and finished in polyurethane. I replaced the very ugly handles with something modern and stained the top to tie in with the floor tiles, then applied a coat of polyurethane for water resistance.
To complete the look, I decided on the Bastow Provincial range from Tradelink, as it ties in with the rest of the bathroom. A niche in the wall next to the bath ensures that shampoos, candles,bath bubbles and my wine glass are within easy reach. To add a sleeker look, we installed a frameless shower, a big improvement from the gold framed one!
The laundry basket was a lucky kerbside clean up find. One morning early, Eriana called me to inform me of this discovery in her neighbourhood. She also threatened that if I didn’t take it, then she would! As I’m such a good friend, I immediately found a spot for it in my home 🙂
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