Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Looking for bathroom accessories

When we bought the Sow's Ear the bathroom had been done in a 'traditional' decor to suit the Queenslander style - it has a clawfoot bathtub with trombone shower fittings, shower curtains and border tile.

It's very tired and if you've been reading for the past few weeks you'd know that we're not in the position to do a major renovation at this stage. Instead, we're just doing a little makeover.

My mission is to get towel rails, a hand towel ring and a new toilet roll holder. The new bathroom accessories will replace some old timber country-look accessories which have not weathered well in the unventilated bathroom...harbingers of extra mold we don't need!

As is my habit, scouring the Internet before leaping into making a biggish purchase is a must. Even if I don't end up buying the things online, at least I have a basic concept of what I am after when I enter a store.

The humble toilet roll holder is currently under scrutiny today. Who knew the humble loo paper holder came in so many different guises? Here are some of the ideas I've been showing Jason and the boys...


Australian made Brodware Industries City
Sleek and modern...a nice contrast to the heritage features, perhaps?
Link here

Bathroomware House Bella
Plain and simple
Link here

Restoration Online Coat of Arms
This one gave us a giggle. Jingoism on the loo
Link here

Dorf Belmore 11
Another simple design with detailing complementing the heritage of the Sow's Ear...
link here
Bradley Regent double roll holder
Industrial and hardcore for the house full of mostly boys. Too practical?
link here


Decisions, decisions. It is probably the most fun part of renovating a house...picking the finishes. I'm not sure which one I like best. However, Jason is loving the Coat of Arms ...

10 comments:

  1. We have the brass coat of arms holder in our spare loo. Not sure I would have installed it myself, but it adds a certain something to the room.

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  2. That cracked me up. Yes, will have to consider future owners if ever we decide to move. lol! xx

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  3. If I was you I would go for either the first, second or fourth one because they are very easy to replace the toilet roll ... big problem in this house is that ours is magnetised from end to end and no one else can be bothered to pull them apart and replace the roll ... no one except me that is. It is quite appropriate (given the room we are talking about) that I say this really gives me the s*%ts !!!
    Anonymous Natalie

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  4. Ha! Thanks Anon Natalie I didn't even think about the replacement factor. We have that problem around here too which is so annoying. xx

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  5. I like the fourth one the best! We have one that is a bit similar, and I am still the only one who changes it a lot of the time! Men!!! :)

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  6. That double roll is brilliant!

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  7. I so hope you go with the coat of arms !!! It's so fun, I love it !

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  8. I'd go with the coat of arms design, just because I'm quirky like that :D

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  9. I am truly impressed that there is so much about bathroom fittings that has been revealed and you did it so nicely, with so considerably class. Thank you

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