Living Room Themes – Over 12 years ago we bought our first family house in the City of Robin Hood Nottingham. As money was tight be extremely creative and we needed to stretch our funds. This included using our previous bath panel as part of this dcor from the front room.
Challenge that is intriguing and sounds like doesn’t it? Well here is how it came about.
Is at a very leafy suburb of town. Both my spouse and I had awakened moving to the area and decided to purchase the best house we can manage in the place. I guess we had taken to heart the mantra location, location, location’.
As a result we ended up using a that demanded renovation. In our home of the floor boards and joists where rotten, the windows had changing plus we had new electrical, heating and gas services. The garden was marginally Jurassic although it did have a few rose bushes in, looking. We had taken on a massive money.
Not to be discouraged about turning our project into a 15, we set. One of the appealing aspects of the house was all of the 1930’s features. This included fantastic doors that we got stripped and also some really nice original cast iron fireplaces.
A characteristic was produced by the fireplaces in both the living and dining room areas. However both fireplaces had some serious work and urgently needed restoring.
We used chemicals to strip off all the soot and scorch marks themselves. Then we removed and replaced the surrounds with ones that had a feel and preserved that the appearance.
The challenge came after we removed the hearth in our living room. Replacing this appeared to be hard. Primarily we didn’t have money which limited our selection of tiles that are new. Actually we ended up looking in the budget ranges that whilst nice didn’t fit in with the whole theme of the room.
It was then that I had an idea that is inspired. A couple of days until we replaced our previous bath and ripped out. Actually at this point it sat on our drive waiting to be loaded to a jump and taken down to the dump. My spouse had remarked about the lovely marble panel and also the way it was a shame. Make it cut down to be utilized as our fire hearth and my idea was to take this.
Finding a rock mason took a quick look through a local small business directory and a couple of calls. I am glad we found that a specialist as not only did he cut it but also offered us guidance about the best way best to care for a precious fire hearth that is new.
We installed it using cement to hold it. I took a trip and then bought some matching mosaic tiles to go around the edge of the fire itself.
The final result is exceptional and even to this day we locate guests to our house commenting on the lovely feature fireplace in our front room. Needless to say they are constantly amazed when we are clean and explain our use of the bath panel.