Pettit and Sevitt home right on the edge of Lane Cove National Park; and although we love the wood cabin feel, there is plenty of room for improvement - to lighten things up a little, and add our own more modern stamp while staying true to the intent of the style and keeping as much wood as possible.
Rather than spend a lot of money on plumbing, we decided to keep the position of the sink plumbing, and the toilet. The quarry tiles are original to the home, and we decided to keep them too. Everything else had to go!
Big change! First of all, we removed the shelving and installed them on the other side of the wall in the cleaning cupboard to store paper products and cleaning products. That gave us more space but revealed the patchy paintwork underneath. Everything was sanded back and painted Dulux Vivid White and the doorway was re-stained. Next up was a new chrome S trap and down pipe from Reece.
Leif which looks and smells great.
Bludot round Hang mirror which I am in love with. It hangs beautifully on a wooden 'peg' and brings a little timber into the now-white space.
The cross hand towel is from Aura by Tracie Ellis; I love the neon yellow edging which looks great with the golden wattle from our garden. The towel rail is the Mizu Bloc design, also from Reece.
The orange cross Aura by Tracie Ellis hand towel suits the space perfectly, too.
We had to keep the kitsch-cute brass Loo sign from the previous owners.
Finally, we removed the old timber skirting board trim and stained and installed fresh new trim, and added a more modern soft-close toilet lid from Bunnings. And after much deliberation and hard work (mostly from Harris), we now have a bright, airy, compact bathroom. So great!
There's lots more still to do around the house, but we will revel in our first project for a while (although now of course I want to get stuck into the kitchen). Are you in reno heaven or hell at the moment?
Images: Steph Bond-Hutkin | Bondville