The smallest room in the house

With so much work to do on the house when we moved in, after the first job of ripping up all the filthy carpets (see previous post).  We decided on our limited budget the one place we could afford to sort straight away was our upstairs loo.

Before (apologies for the poor quality of the photo (BB – Before Blogging ) 


AFTER – Blue & white stripe wallpaper Laura Ashley sale, Bunting won in an auction on Ebay £4.99

Hubby has spent hours and hours bringing the original door handles back to their former glory.  They were almost black with dirt and age on all the doors in the house when we moved in.  Pretty hearts again an auction find on Ebay.

Love this wooden sign, cheers me every time I go in the loo.  Won in an auction on Ebay for £9.99, Hearts also off Ebay, gorgeous designer material (can’t remember price or name)

Nautical inspired porthole mirror, the only item we have in our home that came from my OH’s previous home (that he shared with his previous partner !) I am assured he choose it ! LOL!  

There you go the first before and after pics of the smallest room in the house.



  1. WhiteLily
    February 16, 2011 / 11:56 am

    Stunning! I love the bunting!

  2. (mostly) yummy mummy
    February 16, 2011 / 11:57 am

    Oooh, I love it! (No surprise there!) But the gorgeous nautical colours then all of your little touches.. just love it! And the door handle is just beautiful x

  3. Karen Jones
    February 16, 2011 / 12:01 pm

    Hi Whitelily, thank you, so do I. The men in the house don't "get it" but put up with my whims xx

  4. Karen Jones
    February 16, 2011 / 12:02 pm

    yummy, thank you sweetie. I was thrilled with how the handles came up with a bit of elbow grease (nigel's of course, not mine) xx

  5. Vintage Amethyst
    February 16, 2011 / 2:38 pm

    Oh what a sweet room.loveAlisonx

  6. missielizzie
    February 16, 2011 / 3:54 pm

    The door handles have come up amazingly well. I love the little hearts too x

  7. carole
    February 16, 2011 / 6:53 pm

    WoW!!!!!! You must be sick of hearing me say that, but I can't think of another more appropriate word lol.Again it looks lovely, so clean and fresh and I just love those little touches that pull it all together.Can you come and do my house pleeeeeeeeeeasssssssse!!!!!!!!!

  8. icklebabe_com
    February 17, 2011 / 7:46 am

    Karen, you *really* should be a stylist hun, that room is gorgous! when I'm rich and famous ( my dreams..) will you come and do my whole house..pretty please with a cute blue sailing ship on top XXXX

  9. Paula Virgo
    February 17, 2011 / 7:59 am


  10. Emma
    February 17, 2011 / 8:15 pm

    Oh that's soooo lovely! You really ought to venture into interior design or at least come and do my house!!! xx

  11. Karen Jones
    February 18, 2011 / 7:39 am

    missielizzie thank you, yes I am really pleased with them. Took a lot of work by hubby, but he loves all that kind of thing. Even cleaned up the teeny tiny screws xx

  12. Karen Jones
    February 18, 2011 / 7:40 am

    Carole, Icklebabe_com and Emma of course I will be your interior designer, just have a new royal client to sort our first after their wedding in April ! hhehehehe! xxx

  13. TheMadHouse
    February 20, 2011 / 9:20 pm

    I think it is such a wonderful room. How is wallpaer in a loo though?

  14. Karen Jones
    February 20, 2011 / 9:24 pm

    LOL, Jen only a lady in a houseful of men could say that ! It has its moments shall we say. Infact I think its due for a change now as its been up for 5 yrs and has been scrubbed within an inch of its life near the toilet ! xxx

  15. JeanieB
    August 14, 2011 / 4:00 pm

    Lovely room – and just what my daughter wants. I don't suppose you know which shade Laura Ashley wallpaper it was? Cobalt blue? Duck egg?

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