Vintage Modern Bathroom Source List

As promised I going to share with you every source for our bathroom makeover.

If there’s anything I miss off, do let me know!

I’ve said already that we didn’t do it ourselves, we used a local company which project managed the whole thing for us. I didn’t have to source different tradesmen/women it was all in-house so to speak. If you are local to me (South Manchester/Cheshire) then do check out Bathroom Installation Services which are based in Wilmslow. We found them really down to earth and professional, and they did a fab job. (FYI no collab’s here, we paid in full for the service)

Remember my inspiration? I think we stayed on track, I just need more plants…

green wood plants and vintage white bathroom moodboard

Some of the elements of the bathroom were supplied by our installers, but much of it I sourced myself and collaborated with Bathroom Takeaway and Tile Mountain on some items too. I’ll include a link where possible so you can take a look at the product more closely.

Bathroom Takeaway are also offering 10% off for my readers using the code SUSIE10, perfect if you are about to start a bathroom renovation.

tiled in bath

So lets begin, I’m marking with an * anything I’ve received as a gift/collaboration;

The shower curtain pole* and sockets* are from the brilliant and ever helpful Paul at Simplified Building. (detail shot in the video below) I totally stole this idea from the fabulous Kimberley and her bathroom makeover at Swoonworthy. We both aren’t keen on shower screens, and with a curtain, you can update the look of your bathroom really easily.

The shower curtain was £5 in the sale at John Lewis, and is now out of stock- sorry!

Our new bigger bath* is this one from Bathroom Takeaway. I was so pleased that despite our small dimensions the redesign managed to give us space for a bigger bath- it makes so much difference.

The old-fashioned bath taps* are also from Bathroom Takeaway. These make me very happy (never thought I’d say that about a pair of taps!)

vintage shower watermelon shower curtain

The shower* is, you guessed it, also from Bathroom Takeaway. It is much more powerful than our previous shower and soooo much better looking.

Onto the tiles*, I knew exactly what I wanted – a subway/underground tile without a bevelled edge (I think they are more timeless). I found these beauties at Tile Mountain. Perfect! I wanted to make a feature of the tiles so we went for an anthracite-coloured grout to really make them stand out. We also had the bath tiled in, I think it gives a stronger vintage vibe, plus I hate bath panels!

The toilet was supplied by our fitters (I chose it obviously!) my two big things for the loo were no pipes on show and the minimum amount of projection from the wall possible. I’m pretty sure its this one.

The washstand, basin and basin tap is all Ikea- I fell for the organisational, functional design but also the fact that the basin definitely has a vintage feel to it. Win-win! The perfect mix of old and new.


The mirror cabinet is also Ikea! I really wanted an alternative lighting option, and this cabinet has strips of LED’s built in, great for a relaxing level of light whilst enjoying a bath.

The flooring was recommended, supplied and fitted by our installers, it’s like a cross between lino, vinyl and laminate. It’s all sealed into place- and I cannot remember the name of the brand. Will try and find this out, but we are really happy with it

The towel rail/radiator* is the last product from Bathroom Takeaway and it really pushes the vintage vibe into the room- I love it! It is this one and we also got the valves* to go with it.

victorian vintage towel bathroom

The window now has an etched look film* on which gives a bit more privacy than just having the patterned glass. This is Epsom from Purlfrost. In the video below there’s a small section of me actually applying it to the window. I love Purlfrost- I’ve used it before here if you fancy a look.

The Chevron hand-towel, apothecary bottles and vintage dish are all Dunelm.

There are still a few bits we need to finish off, like the door frame, soap dispenser and a loo roll holder but we are over the moon.

Do have a look at the video below, I’d been waiting for ages for the daylight to be strong enough to be able to do one, so just had to seize the opportunity today.

It’s not my best and I totally should’ve cleaned the mirror beforehand- but y’know time/daylight and I like to keep it real around here!

PS- Check out the “before” video here.

Huge thanks to all the sponsors who've worked with me on this. In the post anything marked with a * is a collaborative sponsored product.
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  1. November 11, 2016 / 8:21 am

    It’s beautiful and I love your mood board. Have a great day! x

    • Susie
      November 11, 2016 / 9:36 am

      Happy Friday to you too darling!

  2. November 11, 2016 / 8:49 am

    Wow I still can’t get over the difference! Thanks for sharing your sources!
    Enjoy ! Xxx

    • Susie
      November 11, 2016 / 9:33 am

      Most welcome darling! Happy Friday!

  3. November 11, 2016 / 8:51 am

    I love your bathroom Susie! The tiles are stunning. Really miss having a window in the bathroom and therefore can’t have any plants 🙁

    • Susie
      November 11, 2016 / 9:36 am

      Ah there must be some plants that can live in minimal light conditions- or ikea do some good fake ones!

  4. November 11, 2016 / 9:13 am

    I absolutely love it. Love the tiles with the darker grout and the overall look. I will recommend the company to anyone up your way if they’re looking for project managers! X

  5. November 11, 2016 / 9:28 am

    I am so so envious of your bathroom! I LOVE the tiles. I can’t wait til we’ve moved into our own place again! I miss my house 🙁

    • Susie
      November 11, 2016 / 9:32 am

      Aw thanks darling! Getting pinning!

  6. November 11, 2016 / 10:03 am

    Perfect blend of traditional and modern, I really love it! I hate bath panels too, so continuing the tiles is a great idea. I’ve been wondering about trying window film in our shower room. Our glass is patterned and opaque, but not enough for privacy and I don’t think I want to put a blind up. However, I wondered if the film would be ok to go over a rippled glass or if it needs to be smooth? x

    • Susie
      November 12, 2016 / 7:13 pm

      I Antonia- tbh it needs to be smooth- but the pattern on the glass is usually on the inside of the double glazing, if you get what I mean?

  7. November 11, 2016 / 1:48 pm

    The before and after videos are great, what a transformation. It’s useful to see at a glance where everything was sourced from.

    • Susie
      November 12, 2016 / 7:09 pm

      Thanks so much Rachel! HAve a tip top weekend!

  8. November 11, 2016 / 7:56 pm

    Looks absolutely fantastic and you stayed really true to your inspiration moodboard. I wish we’d had a company in to project manage our bathroom project. It was so stressful. I didn’t even know that was a possibility.

    • Susie
      November 12, 2016 / 7:08 pm

      Ah thanks- yes, tbh was still pretty stressful! But we got through it

  9. November 13, 2016 / 4:58 pm

    Looking good! I bet you’re chuffed to bits. There’s something quite spesh about a brand spanking new bathroom. Super luxurious! Enjoy 🙂

  10. Tom
    November 15, 2016 / 9:52 am

    Nice style. It is of great importance that the flooring of a space is laid correctly to ensure a quality finish.

  11. November 16, 2016 / 1:37 pm

    I’d never thought about using Ikea for bathrooms, it looks great

  12. November 19, 2016 / 6:09 pm

    ohhhh ikea for bathrooms! i had no idea!!!! i love you towel rail, we got ours from bathstore. xxx