Today's show and tell is your bathroom.
Here at Chez Soup we have two rooms for ablutions. First, the one downstairs.
I tiled that floor myself. Also half the wall, but it took me weeks and then I caved in and called a tiler who finished it off in about 2 hours flat.
Unlike other people I didn't take multiple shots, but now wish I had, so you could see the doorknobs, of which I am particularly proud. Blue and white handpainted porcelain. Also the window covering in the loo is a vintage linen tray liner (apparently). The stained glass window is lovely ... we picked it up in a garage sale when we were renovating the house and got the builder to fit it in. It faces east so the morning sun shines in and reflects odd colours onto the naked body in the shower.
The rubber duck has retired to the top of the shelf. The seahorses are papier mache and a recent acquisition from the Sunday Art Market which I am too lazy to google and find a link to.
Peek through to the loo. The empty basket sitting folornly in front of the toilet usually holds spare toilet paper rolls. The walls are sponged a pale pale blue. I made Mr Soup tone it down and down and down until it was subtle enough to be barely there. Interestingly (or perhaps not, but don't leave yet) it looks bluer in this photo.
Note to self: buy loo paper
All along the left wall which you cannot see, are floor to ceiling bi fold doors, behind which the laundry is cunningly concealed.
Shall we venture upstairs?
I did not tile any of this. I knew better by this stage.
This is the master bathroom, or ensuite as real estate agents say. It is tranquil and serene, and I never in my life thought I would choose a beige room, but I love it. The towels, which you can't see, (why didn't I take lots of pics?) are deep purple. The mirror is handmade (another craft market purchase) from art nouveau pressed tin recycled from old houses. The original part of our house has pressed tin ceilings but they're Victorian style not art nouveau. The incense holder is a pottery buddha, a birthday gift from a dear friend. The window has wooden blinds. The taps are pointy and hurt your hands, I wouldn't choose them again. (Did you notice the old style lever taps in the downstairs bathroom? They are comfortable).
I am particularly happy with the pebbles inset into the wall tiles. I like the whole natural materials theme in here.