My Bathroom Room Reveal

Well it’s been a long time coming (both the bathroom itself and this ‘room reveal’) in fact I think I have given away all of the angles of this room already so not much of a reveal but I just couldn’t help but share it as I am SO pleased with the results.

As you know this is our forever home and a self build so we are really doing one room at a time due to budget and time. The bathroom was a ‘biggy’, I knew exactly what I wanted thanks to Pinterest and Instagram looking at other real homes so we saved and held out to get it. Being our forever home we wanted to do it right first time around. We put a push on it mainly though as Sam was hitting his first birthday and was still in a baby bath.



I have put together a wee collage of my inspiration and wish list (these were all in my Victorian Plumbing shopping basket for AGES). It felt so good to finally checkout!




My tiles inspo came from the lovely Sally over on ‘Getting Stuff done in Heels‘ I just loved that these were a statement tile and GREY! They are called Mr.Jones by Laura Ashley and are also available from Victorian Plumbing. They come in two colourways but I went for the Charcoal the darker of the two.


Below is the day the tiles went down

My dream roll top bath was the Duke Grey Double Ended Roll Top from Victorian Plumbing however it cost more than our whole bathroom suite combined (the Carlton traditional suite) so we followed (well Chris followed and I instructed) Rebecca from RVK Loves DIY Blogpost on ‘how to paint a roll top bath‘ in order to get the look of the more expensive bath.
Here is the roll top I really wanted (£539.95)
And here is the three piece suite we got for £469.95 (ex taps)
Here is the before, during and after!
Below is what we used to paint the bath, the primer and paint (mixed Farrow & Ball). Chris borrowed a sprayer but following Rebecca’s blog previously mentioned you can also use a roller.
We also sprayed the feet to make them look cast iron. We primed them first and then used this black spray can.
 I had been lusting after the panelling/tongue and groove boarder in our bathroom on various Instagram accounts, namely ‘Getting stuff done in heels’ and Cara Suthers of ‘Within these Walls‘! So I got our joiners Richard and Mark lined up to create the look.
It was transformed within a day and added character to the room instantly. Richard and Mark did all of the joinery in our house from putting the roof on to the skirting, they also did all the tiling and so were also roped in for this. It was such a good feeling coming home to this being done!


We booked a painter as with us both working full time and Sam we decided to get the job done properly. I had all the paint planned and well if you watch the highlights reel in our ‘Insta Stories’ you will see I made a bit of a boob!


I gave the painter the wrong tin for the panels; the Farrow and Ball Downpipe Grey was for the bath and the Manor House Grey was for the panels BUT I think it was fate as I LOVE it!
I love the exposed traditional showers (we have one in our en suite) but I also like the modern twist of a concealed shower. We went with the Trafalgar Shower Package and I am really pleased with the Modern edge it gives a traditional shower.
As our shower was against a stud wall I wasn’t sure how tile would last and also of the expense as I really wanted a marble effect. So we decided to try out ‘multipanel‘ and got this locally from A J Plumbing in Ballynahinch. It was much cheaper than tiling and it is so easy to keep clean so I am really pleased we went for it!
The slate effect shower tray is from Victorian Plumbing and can be found HERE and our frameless shower enclosure HERE. To heat the room we went with the Savoy Traditional Radiator  again from Victorian Plumbing, I think it really stands out against the tongue and groove and sets this corner of the room off.
All of our plumbing was done by David Harper Plumbing & Heating and he can be found HERE.
The blind in here is from Keylite and is actually a solar blind which can be used via remote control (this is a whole other blog post coming soon with a discount code so keep an eye out!). It really complete’s the room and has a waterproof coating which is perfect for the bathroom. I’m a little bit obsessed with it!
To finish off and accessorise the room Kerry found this bargain table from Lidl (it also came with a smaller one and some baskets!). The artwork on the walls is from Ikea and the metallic foil print is a map of Co.Down (where we live) by a local artist Lisa from White Chalk Studio.


My mirror can be found on ‘Home at the House’ Instagram account. She was my inspo and I would rather tag her so you can find the company as I didn’t find them the best to order from unfortunately over the phone and I get wound up that UK shipping rules don’t apply to N.Ireland (rant over!) The bath mat is actually a rug from The Range!


For transparency Victorian Plumbing kindly collaborated with us on this project.

Hope you enjoyed the post, any questions please just ask.

I’m off for a bubble bath, to light a candle and a glass of red!

Tara x


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