Happy’s Bathroom Makeover

shabby chic bathroom
Happy’s Bathroom Makeover.

 Well I promised you the pictures of my bathroom makeover and here they are…really all I did was paint the walls duck egg blue and moved in a whole lotta stuff, but I think we did good….

pretty decorated bathroom

Rosie helped me paint the walls…she used the paintbrush and I, the roller…I use radiator rollers to paint walls, I find that the paint goes on easier and more evenly…Rosie did try the roller but it did splatter a bit and she didn’t want to ruin her tan 😉
early cath kidston make up bag
It was very easy moving my bits and bobs in, I had been saving things that I have been buying on my trips around Blighty and adding a few shop bought delights into the equation.

vintage decor bathroom

 I have been collecting Cath Kidston pieces for years now and as you can see from the laundry bag hanging on the locker this dates back a good few years ago…infact probably when she was only 2 years old 🙂

bright and pretty bathroom shelves

I have also bought cheapies too! As the towels above and below on this retro unit were from Primark…or Primarni as we call it! They cost me £5 each and they are bath sheet size…the lovely spots and flowers and BIG UP BLIGHTY Union Jack really look good on this unit, and plus, I really couldn’t bring myself to pay the CK price tag for towels…especially with the amount of hair that gets dyed in this bathroom…

 union jack bathroom rug

 Yes that is my bath and don’t worry I haven’t painted it blue too!…No! it is actually full up with water! lol! as just as I decided to take some piccies, Rosie decided to run a bath! doh!

spotty bathroom towels

 The spotty pink and white towels are from Asda, they cost me £6 each…they are lovely and thick and soft and soooo worth the money! Also the bag is a homemade one, made from CK material, that I bought from a local craft fair…isn’t it just yummy!

marks and spencers spotty shower curtain

…The 1970’s teak retro unit, (above, now painted white) I bought ages ago…we decoupaged it a while back, but I hated it and never took any piccies of it…but it looks fabulous painted white and looks so at home in the bathroom…it didn’t have any shelves so I pushed in this lovely metal basket which fits very snugly, which helps to keep it in place. ( I know what ya thinking!…No Rosie isn’t in the bath yet! lol)

 pretty vintage bathroom

I bought this beach hut fabric in Whitstable and made this cushion and the pictures I found at an Antiques Fair…

cute retro bathroom

 I hope you like my locker sticker, Freddy found this amoungst some papers that he bought…and I just had to stick it on this cupboard.

french enamel bathroom

 The shutters either side of the window are CD racks that I bought years ago…I was going to try and sell them, but they are a bit worn and some of the slats are uneven…and anyway I had a brainwave that they might look good as lookalikey shuttery type thingies…Now I am not very good at DIY but I found a hammer and a nail….and hey presto they are up!…Just don’t walk too close to them! 😉

bathroom shutters

 Artificial flowers again!!! ahh! they are doing so well in the window!

bathroom roses

 Can you remember the bathroom before…it had cream coloured walls, but I so love this duck egg! I think it makes colours POP, especially white and pink…oh yes loverley!

vintage bathroom pictures

I hope you liked my Bathroom Makeover pictures and that they have inspired you to decorate a room in your house…

Bye for now my lovelies xx



  1. Amy Jo
    26th May 2012 / 5:13 pm

    Your bathroom is so adorable! Very inspirational too.Blessings,Amy Jo

  2. Dorothy Prudie Vintage
    25th May 2012 / 7:37 pm

    So happy that "MY" BATHROOM is finished. I shall be over directly to collect my treasures. Hee Hee

  3. bellaboo
    25th May 2012 / 2:10 pm

    I LOVE your bathroom makeover! If did something like that it would probably end up looking a total mess.You have a great knack for arranging things,and you use all my favourite colours…and Cath of course!Would you be kind enough to let me know which colour/make of paint you used..it's a very pretty blue. :0)

  4. Marlynne
    25th May 2012 / 3:49 am

    Yes! Love your pictures as always! The Blue Walls look great with the red & white too!

  5. Auntie Em
    24th May 2012 / 6:18 pm

    Love your new bathroom! We are in the middle of renos (splitting one bath into two plus a laundry room) and I have been thinking of blue and yellow with a splatter of red here and there. Lots of fresh new ideas mulling around now. The CD/shutters are awesome! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  6. sandy
    24th May 2012 / 5:48 pm

    I love, love, love all of your "happy" colors! Especially the teal color with the red!sandy

  7. chrisartist
    24th May 2012 / 10:13 am

    A gorgeous bathroom! Just what I imagine an English bathroom should be like. ChrisAustralia

  8. Loulabelle
    24th May 2012 / 6:01 am

    It looks gorgeous! I love the duck egg with the red :o)

  9. NanaDiana
    24th May 2012 / 3:00 am

    It is so cheerful and fun. That's why I like coming here- I always feel uplifted and leave with a smile on my face! xo Diana

  10. Erna
    23rd May 2012 / 8:23 pm

    Loved this Happy post and the gorgeous photos…Erna xx

  11. vintage grey
    23rd May 2012 / 7:57 pm

    Absolutely beautiful!! Love all your special and gorgeous touches!! Thanks for such a treat!! xo Heather

  12. helen @ thelovecatsINC
    23rd May 2012 / 6:09 pm

    aaah, this is utterly amazing!! no exaggeration, it's adorable!love your blog, definitely going to be a new follower!from, helen at http://www.thelovecatsinc.com

  13. D
    23rd May 2012 / 5:43 pm

    Yes, I really did enjoy this post and all the pictures. Bathroomlooks great.D

  14. Rubyred
    23rd May 2012 / 4:26 pm

    It looks fabulous! The red looks gorgeous against the duck egg blue.I also love your floral pictures…you style everything so beautifully!Great idea with the shutters too!Rachel x

  15. MelMel
    23rd May 2012 / 3:06 pm

    I just love that bathroom makeover Happy…it's made me really "happy"!I enjoyed a night out in a CK store last night…..loved it….love CK style!Melxx

  16. thriftwood
    23rd May 2012 / 3:00 pm

    It's all just gorgeous! You've inspired me to paint my bathroom, as it really needs cheering up xx

  17. ~Damita's Pretty Wrap~
    23rd May 2012 / 2:13 pm

    Oh my goodness!!! I love love your bathroom!! Love all the pretties and colors! I would have it as my own in a heartbeat! SOO neat! Great job!! 🙂 🙂 Happy Wednesday!! xo Holly

  18. pam
    23rd May 2012 / 2:08 pm

    Love the sticker! That is what makes everything you do so fun! A touch of whimsy! I am about to paint our bathroom a similar color but my bath is about half your size so I really have to be minimalist or you feel totally overwhelmed in our little space. Thanks for a little inspiration!

  19. Mrs. Sutton
    23rd May 2012 / 2:01 pm

    It looks amazing! LOVE the red accents against the duck egg blue – a fab combination. I can't believe that you made those beautiful shutters out of CD racks?? You are a GENIUS!Paula x

  20. Kath
    23rd May 2012 / 1:56 pm

    I love it Happy! I have got a tin of duck egg blue for the bedroom…love how you've paired it with vintage white and that lovely bright red. Must be a delight to take a bath in there 😉 xxx

  21. Diane
    23rd May 2012 / 1:40 pm

    I love that corner cabinet! What a perfect fit for a bathroom. Lovely in red, too.

  22. Kerstin
    23rd May 2012 / 1:31 pm

    Oh, it´s so wunderful. I love it♥ LG Kerstin

  23. pembrokeshire lass
    23rd May 2012 / 1:29 pm

    I love it. The duck egg looks so nice and freshh and shows the other colours off. Really nice!! Joan

    23rd May 2012 / 1:15 pm

    Oh I love it!! So cheerful! Reminds me of a Kath Kidston room! I adore that blue mirror…♥Linsey

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