Living Room Storage – We purchased our first family house in the legendary City of Robin Hood Nottingham. Be tremendously inventive and we had to stretch our funds as money was tight. This included utilizing our tub panel that was old as part of this dcor in the front room.
Sounds like and intriguing challenge does not it? Well here is how it came about.
Is at a very leafy suburb of the city. My partner and I had awakened moving to the area and opted to purchase the house we could afford in the place that was best. I guess we had taken to heart the mantra location, location, location’.
As a result we ended up using a that required renovation. In joists where rotten and our new house of the floor boards, the windows needed shifting plus we needed new heating, gas and electric services. The backyard was marginally Jurassic looking though it did have a few rose bushes in. In all we had all taken on a money draining job.
Not to be discouraged we set about turning our job. One of the appealing aspects of the house was all the features of the 1930. This comprised fantastic doors which we have stripped professionally and also some original cast iron fireplaces.
The fireplaces produced a characteristic . Nevertheless both fireplaces needed restoring and needed some work.
We used chemicals to strip off of the old soot and scorch marks themselves. Then we maintained that the total appearance and replaced and eliminated the wooden surrounds with new ones which had a rustic texture.
The challenge came when we eliminated the hearth in our room. Replacing this seemed to be really hard. Primarily we didn’t have much money which limited our selection of tiles. Actually we ended up looking in the budget ranges which whilst nice didn’t fit in with the theme of the room at dozens of tile swatches.
It was then that I had an idea. A few days before we ripped out and replaced with our tub from the family bathroom. Actually at this stage it sat on our drive waiting to be loaded to a jump and taken down to the dump. My partner had commented about the lovely marble panel and it was a shame to ditch it. My idea was to take this and make it cut down to be utilized as our fire hearth.
Chancing upon a rock mason just took a glance through a local business directory and a few calls. I am happy we found that a specialist as not only did he cut it to size but also offered us guidance on how to care for a precious fire hearth.
We installed it fast using concrete to hold it in position. I purchased some matching mosaic tiles to go around the edge of the flame and then took a visit itself.
The end result is outstanding and we find guests to our house commenting on the lovely feature fireplace in our front room. Obviously they are amazed when we come clean and clarify our resourceful use of our tub panel.