We renovated the bathroom in 2009.
Previously, it was used as a workroom by the previous owner who ran a therapy business
from home. It had bright blue walls and grey lino that smelled like old rubbing oils.
There was a lantern style light that you could pull down, I guess either to use as heat
therapy (?) or get a closer look at a client's body? Unsure.
There was also a mini sink and a working handdrier by the door
( stripped from the pic below .. made a nice little $ on eBay with that thing ).
We originally used it as a junk room.
And a kiddy art room.
And the place where I did my makeup and plugged in the hairdrier ( the old 1950's bathroom
had no power outlets ). It was also the room I took all my maternity selfies :)
Eventually, the older style bathroom began to clunk out on us. I can't remember now
what the issue was - I think it was the shower falling apart? Maybe the fact it lacked
electrical outlets. Or storage? Anyway, we thought it would be a good idea if we renovated
the junk room into the long luxurious ( and central ) family bathroom we wanted, while still
having use of the tiny grotty old bathroom before it died completely. So that is what we did.
Original bathroom ( now our post-reno WIR ):
I found a copy of the Herald Sun HOME magazine in the garage,
where the new bathroom was featured soon after finishing.
Recently, when trying to decide on a tone for new towels,
I realised how "brown" my supposedly "neutral" bathroom was.. but after a quick flick through
this mag, it seems everything in 2009 was brown/natural/tan/coffee-toned.
It's jam-packed with 'very warm toned' new houses to buy.. every room a new depressing
shade of bleah, so it seems I was just on-trend ( but still, bleah! )
Interestingly though, the layout artist has tinged my article with a lovely shade
of green .. it seems someone was thinking forward and tired of the browns anyway...
And this is the bathroom today.
Just a spruce up, but the green is such a lift and it matches in with the colours of the new reno.
I think it's very pretty :)