Friday, December 23, 2016

Day 2626 - The ensuite reveal

Freshen up my ensuite.  Check! 

With only two sleeps until Christmas, I just scraped in by the ever increasing hairs of my chinny chin chin.

Yesterday the plumber came and we FINALLY finished off the ensuite.


For years I've been looking at a cracked sink, a discoloured toilet seat, the laminate peeling off my vanity and taps that have lost their "hot" and "cold".

For years I've been looking at the tarnish on the gold trim of our taps and towel rack.

For years I've been thinking that perhaps silver is the new gold.

For years I've been wondering how much it would cost to completely overhaul both of our bathrooms and decided I'd prefer to spend that money on overseas holidays instead.

Then this year with my "onward and upward" mentality I thought, why not have both?

This year I decided that we don't actually need a major overhaul.  I could just change a few things. Let's call it a "freshen up".

My ensuite didn't really need radical surgery, it just needed a bit of botox here and a tummy tuck there and perhaps a little bit of a boob lift.

Old on the left and new on the right

Old on the left and new on the right
I started with a new toilet seat, toilet roll holder, new towel racks and a fresh new set of towels
I then bought a new mirror, new taps and a bunch of new accessories
Towel racks and taps from Bunnings, mirrors from IKEA, soap dispenser and toothbrush holder from IKEA, towels from IKEA, canister from Big W
Vanity bought from Bunnings with a $120 refund for settling on the floor stock
(as the one I ordered is still in a truck somewhere trying to find Canberra)

Switched from gold trimmed accessories to silver.

Extra storage for towels bought from KMart
The entire freshen up cost us around $1000 (which does not include the cost of the plumber who came to change the taps and fit the new vanity).

In the process I learned how to use a drill, made up some new swear words, found out that when it comes to "spindles" size does matter, that "willing" a truck to arrive with your new vanity doesn't actually work and expecting plumbers to fit in with your meticulously timed schedule is a bit a pipe dream (pun intended).

All in all I'm pretty happy with my first little foray into DIY.  I'm not saying I'd like to make a career out of it, but I am happy to have checked another thing off my list.

Are you a renovator?

How much DIY do you do around your home?

Ever bought floor stock? 

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I'm going to take a little break from writing over Christmas. I'll still blog daily but you'll get a picture a day instead of all this jibber-jabber.

Merry Christmas everyone!


  1. I do no DIY and nor should I cos... well, let's just say I'm more about speed than anything else.

    I love the look of your new bathroom - love the clean lines!

  2. I rent so I can't DIY... but I'd suck at it anyway. No patience or interest in it. However, for relatively little you've made a big change in the bathroom! Good on you!

  3. أفضل النصائح للتخلص من عقارب الساعة في المنزل
    يجب أن نتخلص من جميع الحشرات الموجودة في المنزل ، لأنها غذاء العقارب وبالتالي يجب علينا التخلص منها أولاً.ارخص شركة مكافحة حشرات


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