Thursday, 15 May 2014

Bathroom Refresh

We've been in our new house for just over a year now, does that still count as new?!  We decorated pretty much the whole house as soon as we moved in and had it looking pretty much how we wanted within a week.  We didn't touch the bathroom at the time other than to replace the carpet (yep carpeted bathroom, grim!) with tiles as it was inoffensive as it was and we liked the colour.  I didn't actually really use this bathroom as I prefer using the en-suite so it kind of became Gray's bathroom but after this mini make-over that has totally changed.  We (read that as Gray) gave the bathroom a fresh coat of paint and I added a few new accessories to make it feel more loved and a generally nicer place to be.  I picked up most of the new additions from Next, they always seem to have exactly what I am looking for.







Lights   /   Toilet Seat   /   Tealight Holder   /   Toothbrush Holder   /   Message in a Bottle  /  Canvas

Pebble Grey asked if I would like to take part in their Spring Clean Your Cabinet challenge and of course the answer was yes!  This follows on from a survey carried out last year by Escentual.com that showed British women keep make up for up to 6 years after it's expiry date.  I am not that bad with make up but cannot remember exactly when I bought my current mascaras and there is definately stuff in my bathroom cabinet that has seen better days.  Those things you buy, try one, hate and never throw away.  Lots of those.  I was sent the beautiful Linden bathroom cabinet to store my new goodies in along with a Boots voucher to stock up on the essentials.  The cabinet still needs to be connected but when it is it will obviously light up as well as demist and includes a shaver socket.



I totally forgot to take a photo of the old cabinet before Gray got to work.  Just look at some of the stuff I had been hoarding?!  I don't even know how long I have had some of this stuff for or when I would have bought it.  It has all gone now and I am going to dig the old make up that is hiding in the bottom of a wardrobe somewhere out and get rid of all that too.



I don't really wear much make up these days other than the basics so I threw the mascaras and eyeliner away and purchased new ones along with a few other products I would like to try.  I definately do not want any nasty bacteria getting in my eyes and am going to make a note to change them at least every six months.  I have also moved my perfume out of the bedroom as it will keep much better in the cabinet and out of sunlight.








I love the end result, so much so I might even move my toothbrush in ;)

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13 comments:

  1. OMG how cute are these fairylights! You have the cutest little house Sarah, I want to move in! ;)

    Mademoiselle-Lala.com

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  2. Loving the fairy lights - I do love a bit of Next Home! Have to admit that I didn't realise make up expires, i don't wear it often and dread to think how long things have been in my drawer! Once we move house I will have a huge clear out! Alex

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    1. That sounds like a good idea, don't want anything nasty getting near your eyes!

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  3. What are you on about, Gray's bathroom? That's totally MY bathroom ;)

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    1. Haha! I think after painting it he will argue that with you!!

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  4. Is it weird that I now really love a toilet seat? It looks so cute!

    // A Midnight Wonderland

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    1. If that's weird then I am weird too :D

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  5. Like Wonderland, I was also contemplating a new toilet seat!! X

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    1. I love the one I got from Next, just the right amount of character!!

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  6. I never thought I'd say this, but I love that toilet seat. Those fairy lights are adorable!
    Rubi x
    The Den

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  7. looking lovely :) it's amazing what some paints and fairy lights can do xx

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  8. It looks lovely. That toilet seat and the fairy light/houses are so adorable! x

    Leanne - A Slice of My Life

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