Living Room Wall Art – We bought our first family house in the mythical City of Robin Hood Nottingham. As cash was tight we had to extend our funds and be tremendously inventive. This included utilizing our tub panel as part of the dcor in room.
Like and interesting challenge doesn’t it? Well here is how it came about.
The house we bought is in a very leafy suburb of town. My partner and I had stepped up moving to the area and decided to buy the home we can manage in the place. I guess we had taken to heart the mantra location, location’.
Because of this we ended up with a real fixer-upper that demanded renovation. In our new home of the floor planks and joists where rotten, the windows needed shifting plus we had electric, heating and gas solutions. The backyard was marginally Jurassic looking although it did have a few brilliant rose bushes in. We had taken on a cash draining job.
Not to be discouraged we set about turning our recently acquired project. One of the facets of the home was all the features of of the original 1930. This comprised fantastic also and internal doors that we have stripped some nice cast iron fireplaces.
A feature that was central was created by the fireplaces . Both fireplaces needed restoring and needed some job.
We used chemicals to strip of the soot that was old and scorch marks themselves. Then the wooden surrounds were removed and replaced by us with new types that had a feel and maintained that the look.
The challenge came when we removed the hearth in our living space. Replacing this seemed to be difficult. We did not have a lot of cash which restricted our selection of tiles. In fact we ended up looking in the budget ranges that whilst nice did not fit in with the entire theme of the room at dozens of tile swatches.
It was then that I had an inspired idea. A few days before we replaced our bath and ripped out. In fact at this stage it was sitting taken down to the dump and on our drive waiting to be loaded to a jump. My partner had the way it was a shame and also remarked about the marble panel that is beautiful. My thought was to take this and get it cut down to be utilized as our newest fire hearth.
Chancing upon a stone mason took a glance through a few calls and a local business directory. I am glad we discovered that a professional as not only did he cut it but also provided us advice about the best way best to care for a fire hearth that is new.
We installed it using cement to hold it in position. I bought some mosaic tiles to go round the border of the fire and then took a visit to our regional discount ceramic tile store itself.
The end result is exceptional and we find guests to our house commenting on the beautiful feature fireplace in our room. Obviously they are amazed when we are clean and explain our resourceful use of our previous tub panel.