Living Room Decoration – We purchased our first family home in the City of Robin Hood Nottingham. As money was tight we had to extend our funds and be tremendously creative. This included using our bath panel that was previous as part of this dcor in the room.
Challenge does not it? Well here is how it came about.
Is in a very leafy suburb of town. Both my spouse and I had stepped up moving to this area and decided to purchase the home we can manage in the place. I guess we had taken to heart the mantra location, location’.
As a result we ended up with a that required renovation. In joists where rotten and our home the floor planks, the windows needed changing plus we needed new electric, gas and heating solutions. The garden was Jurassic although it did have a few rose bushes in looking. In all we had all taken on a massive money draining job.
Not to be discouraged about turning our recently acquired job we set. One of the attractive aspects of the home was the features of the original 1930. This comprised fantastic internal doors which we got stripped along with some nice cast iron fireplaces.
A feature that was central was created by the fireplaces in both the living and dining room areas. Nevertheless both fireplaces desperately needed restoring and needed some work.
We used chemicals to strip all the soot off and scorch marks themselves. Then we preserved the appearance and eliminated and replaced the wooden surrounds with ones which had a rustic feel.
The challenge came when we eliminated the hearth in our space. Replacing this seemed to be hard. We didn’t have money which limited our choice of tiles that are new. In fact we ended up looking from the budget ranges which whilst fine didn’t fit in with the theme of the room at heaps of tile swatches.
It was then that I had an idea. A few days until we ripped out and replaced our previous bath from the family room bathroom. In fact at this stage it sat on our drive waiting to be loaded into a jump and taken down to the dump. My spouse had the way it was a shame to ditch it and also remarked about the lovely black marble panel. Get down it to be used as our fire hearth and my idea was to take this.
Chancing upon a stone mason just took a quick look through a few calls and a local small business directory. I am glad we discovered a professional as not only did it cuts to size but also provided us advice on how best to take care of a precious fire hearth.
We installed it using concrete to hold it. I purchased some fitting mosaic tiles to go around the edge of the flame and then took a visit to our discount ceramic tile warehouse itself.
The final result is outstanding and we locate guests to our home commenting on the lovely feature fireplace in our room. Needless to say they are amazed when we come clean and explain our use of the previous bath panel.