Beautiful Living Rooms – Just over 12 years ago we bought our first family house in the mythical City of Robin Hood Nottingham. As money was tight we needed to stretch our budgets and be creative. This included utilizing our old tub panel as part of the dcor from the room.
Challenge that is like and intriguing does not it? Well here is how it came about.
The house we bought is at a very suburb of town. My spouse and I had awakened moving to this area and decided to purchase the house we can manage in the area. I guess we’d taken to heart the mantra location, location’.
Because of this we ended up with a real fixer-upper that demanded renovation. In our home of the floor boards and joists where rotten, the windows had shifting plus we had new electrical, gas and heating solutions. The garden was Jurassic looking though it did have some rose bushes in. In all we’d all taken on a money draining task.
Not to be discouraged about turning our project we set. One of the appealing facets of the house was the features of of the original 1930. This included fantastic also and doors which we got stripped professionally some nice cast iron fireplaces.
The fireplaces created a central feature . Both fireplaces desperately needed restoring and had some job.
We used particular chemicals scorch marks in the fires and to strip off the soot themselves. Then the surrounds were removed and replaced by us with new types which had a feel and maintained the look.
The challenge came after we removed the hearth in our living space. Replacing this seemed to be hard. Firstly we didn’t have a lot of money which restricted our choice of tiles. Actually we ended up looking in the budget ranges which whilst nice didn’t fit in with the entire theme of the room.
It was then that I had an inspired idea. A couple of days before we replaced our old tub and ripped out. Actually at this stage it sat taken down to the dump and on our driveway waiting to be loaded into a jump. My spouse had remarked about the beautiful black marble panel and also the way it was a shame to ditch it. My thought was to take this and get down it to be used as our newest fire hearth.
Finding a stone mason just took a quick look through a neighborhood business directory and a couple of calls. I am happy we discovered that a professional as not only did he cut it to size but also offered us advice on the best way best to care for a fire hearth that is precious that is new.
We installed it using cement to hold it. I bought some tiles to go around the border of the flame and then then took a visit itself.
The end result is outstanding and we find guests to our house commenting on the beautiful feature fireplace in our room. Needless to say they are amazed when we are clean and clarify our use of the tub panel.