The downstairs loo

Part of our renovation involved a new toilet downstairs. It will service the pool, the garden and also my studio.

Laundry with downstairs toilet being built

Laundry with downstairs toilet being built

Space was at a premium and there was no room for a vanity but rather a small wash basin. I chose the Parisi Powder Room basin.

I chose a back to wall toilet, as I always do, because I hate the spider trap of toilets that don’t sit flush to the wall.

Now I’ve been busy adding the final touches. The toilet is off the laundry so I’ve adopted the colours of the laundry for the accessories. The toilet itself was too small and dark (with no windows)to use the turquoise paint on the ceiling so it’s just ordinary ceiling white.

Laundry

Laundry

I had been looking everywhere for a yellow framed mirror. Not only did I want yellow, but I wanted it round! Sometimes we get these ideas in our heads and then drive ourselves crazy trying to find them.

I had seen a round mirror at a homewares store. It had a grey distressed frame which could be painted. I waited until the mirror was reduced and then pounced when it hit $10.

Distressed round mirror

Distressed round mirror

I took it home, sanded it back and gave it two coats of yellow paint, which I had from my yellow whiteboard (but that’s another story). After I painted it, I gave it a coat of Feast Watson Glossproof which I had left over from my Re-love Project. It gave the mirror a nice glossy finish, just the look I was after.

Mirror after painting and topcoating

Mirror after painting and topcoating

I had carried around in my wallet a chip of the ceiling paint from the laundry. Eventually I found a hand towel the same colour to complete the room.

Completed Downstairs Toilet

Completed Downstairs Toilet

Now the downstairs loo is fit for any visitors I have to my studio.

If you would like assistance choosing fixtures and fittings for your bathrooms, contact me for an online or in-person consultation.

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