House renovation is never going to be an easy ride is it? It's never going to be enjoyable whist one is living through it, is it? I am trying my very best not to get irritated by the noise, mess, chaos and inconvenience. As the bathroom is the first room
to be given it's bright new makeover, we still have a long way to go, and I know that there will be a great deal more noise, mess, chaos and inconvenience to contend with before the year is out. And I also know it will be worth it.
My two grouchy bathroom workmen have in fact turned out to be extremely hard working and professional, and are doing a wonderful job. They simply don't appear to like female chitchat very much. The first day I was quite put out by them. But now on day four, I am saying okeedokee, I get it now, I am not taking it personally. I am choosing to either be out of the house dilly-dallying with friends, or ensconced up here in the Attic, and I am doing OK.
So far, as is the norm for us, we have really given the whole bathroom makeover very little thought. Not a lot of research was done, we have flown it a little (well honestly, a lot) by the seat of our pants. We have used a local, independent supplier for everything, and went for simplicity above all else. The bath and shower were selected in rather a hurry from a catalogue. Tiles are plain white squares, no fancy bits. Taps (also chosen in a hurry from a catalogue) are chunky chrome. So far so good, I think it's going to be great. Simple, clean and basic, but great.
Do you know, it suddenly occurred to me this morning that very soon the fun part of renovating this little room will begin, the bit that I can start to get excited about :: the Styling. And I expect by now from the pictures on todays post, you have got an idea of which way my bathroom is going. Its not going to be classic, or sophisticated, or traditional, no no no, that's not my style at all. No, it's going to be light and bright and fun. Of course! And it's going to have crochet in it. Haha, no kidding, I already decided that every single room in my house will eventually have some crochet goodness within, and that includes the bathroom. So I've started making some little triangles to create a mini string of bunting flags, and quite honestly I am getting huge thrills out of this idea.
I have been very inspired by the artwork of Janet Bell, who's paintings I absolutely adore. So I've decided that my bathroom is going to be very much decorated along these lines. The above picture is a greetings card I bought just before Christmas, and is titled "harbour by day". Aren't the colours just beautiful? I love the clear shades of turquoisey blues she uses in her work, and the sight of bright jaunty boats, beach huts, bunting flags and harbourside houses just fill me with joy. And oh how I do love to be filled with joy! I hope eventually that every nook and cranny of my house will give me this feeling. That's my hope. That's what's keeping me going through the noise, mess, chaos and inconvenience.
And talking of inconvenience, right now I really do need a wee, so I must be off. A quick dash to the supermarket to errrm, well, to use their facilities. Byyeeeeee!