Post 6: Bathroom
The bathroom of our home was the only room that needed structural problems fixed. Unfortunately, in addition to more beige paint (which was literally peeling off the walls and taking chunks of plasterboard with it), the bath–shower was rusted through and leaking into the garage below.
Our only solution was to have the bath completely replaced and re-tiled. We wanted the room to remain as true to the original 1970s design as possible, so we sourced a new steel tub, and used white tiles similar to the original (just a little bit larger in size). We had the option of installing a shower screen, but we quite like the look of a curtain instead. We really like the brown and orange one-inch floor tiles, so we decided to let them stay — besides, it would have been a huge expense to replace the floor, as the tiles are set in very thick concrete. Once we had painstakingly sanded and re-plastered the walls, we decided on two paint colours — a muted oyster for the main walls, and a desert red–brown for the rest to tie in with the tile colours.
This is my last post for the Home Decor event. I hope you have enjoyed my posts all the way from Australia! Please continue to stop by Flying Ducks if you’d like to keep up to date with what I’m doing around the home.