So, My Shower Broke

Eek! *Jumps out of the shower*

I saw a spark coming from the shower unit so, sopping wet, I sprung out of the shower, shivering. Since that day I haven’t showered at home once. Oh, don’t worry I still used the bath but unfortunately it’s just not as easy to have a quick wash anymore.

It made me laugh that I received an email not long after this happened from Victoria Plum, who put together a neat little post on the top 5 most common causes of poor shower experience. Eager for a laugh I read the post and sympathised. Apart from bad water pressure and leaking showers I wanted to add a 6th worst experience which is electric sparks... After all, it’s life threatening! Anyway, enough of my moan.

Here’s what my bathroom would look like if I had the money:

grey black bath tub centrepiece in bathroom marble sink with brass taps bathroom storage accessories from sea shells and wicker

I took these photos at the LivingEtc House Tours last year so this is actually someone’s bathroom – jealous much!

Anyway below is a whole Pinterest board of my timeless bathroom ideas you can swoon over like I do.

Follow Alina’s board FPP #Timeless #Bathroom #Ideas on Pinterest.

What’s your bad shower experience?

Alina is the founder and writer of The Fairytale Pretty Picture blog whilst working full time as an SEO specialist at a growing online-only retailer called Amara. She owns a beautiful white Alsatian and lives in Essex with her husband.


  • April 1, 2016

    Dean of Little Steps

    And I thought the bathroom photos were yours! 😉 Lovely, aren’t they? Glad you were okay though and even managed a giggle. xx

    • April 1, 2016


      I wish! haha. Thanks, I guess you’ve got to see the bright side of everything right? 😉

  • April 1, 2016


    If dream bathroom looks fab love the bath. Glad ur ok I wouldn’t want to showed if I saw sparks.

  • April 1, 2016

    laura dove

    Oh I would love for a bath like that! Glad you’re okay, sounds scary!!

  • April 1, 2016


    That’s my dream bathroom, spacious and classy!
    My worst shower story was getting in the shower when the boiler broke, without realising we had no hot water, then having a cold shower (in winter!).

  • April 2, 2016

    Kara Guppy

    I had a roll top bath and adored it but it just wasn;t practical with the kids who threw water over the sides and managed to bring down the kitchen ceiling. Hope you get your shower fixed x

  • April 2, 2016


    We don’t have a shower, I so wish we did, it would make life so much easier.

  • April 2, 2016


    My bathroom would also look like that if money was no option x

  • April 2, 2016

    Emma White

    my bathroom is the smallest room in the house sadly and one I can not do much with we have a bath and shower

  • April 3, 2016

    Emma T

    That’s a bit scary. I’m relieved we don’t have an electric shower.

  • April 3, 2016


    I wish I had a bathroom like this 🙂

  • April 3, 2016

    Zena's Suitcase

    I’d love a bathroom like this too. It’s going to be a long time before I get anything like a free standing bath. I hope your shower gets sorted soon

  • April 4, 2016

    Ana De- Jesus

    Oh my god you poor thing! Thank god you are ok hun hope it gets sorted soon.

  • April 5, 2016


    Oh gosh, that sounds scary! Wouldn’t it be great to own this bathroom?! I’ve followed your Pinterest board so I can swoon over your other picks 🙂