Have you ever redecorated a space on a whim? Or something someone said? I’m in a group over on Facebook where people talk about their houses. Someone had asked for pictures of navy bathrooms to get inspiration, so I sent over one of mine. I then started thinking. I never actually wanted a navy bathroom. I wanted a super dark grey one. How did I end up with a navy bathroom? Did I even want a dark bathroom? I thought I did, but I’m in love with our neutral bathroom!
I had a word with Mr R about it, and he said he really liked the dark walls. I asked him what he’d think if it was lighter. He said he didn’t care. and I could do whatever I wanted. I took this as a definite green light to get the paint brush out! I had some leftover Purbeck Stone eggshell paint from when I did the kitchen units and island, so thought I’d use this so it didn’t cost anything. I had ordered it from Decorating Centre Online.
Tada! Our new, lighter, brighter, more neutral bathroom! I painted as much of the panelling as I could reach without getting embarrassingly wedged in behind the bath tub, but still have some paint left so if we ever do pull out the tub I can paint behind it.
Painting the panelled walls has made the room feel much more spacious. Now all I need is an opportunity to have a nice relaxing bath so I can enjoy all my hard work!
What do you think? Are you in team neutral or team dark and delicious?
If you need any more modern Victorian bathroom inspiration, feel free to check out my Pinterest board where I’ve accumulated a ton of pins of gorgeous bathrooms. There’ll be something on there to inspire you, I’m sure!