Small Living Room Furniture – Over 12 years ago we purchased our first family home in the mythical City of Robin Hood Nottingham. We needed to stretch our funds and be tremendously creative as cash was tight. This included using our previous tub panel as part of the dcor from the room.
Sounds like and interesting challenge does not it? Well here is how it all came about.
Is at a very suburb of town. Both my spouse and I had awakened moving to the area and decided to purchase the best home we can afford in the place. I guess we had taken to heart the mantra location, location, location’.
As a result we ended up with a that required renovation. In joists where rotten and our new home all of the floor planks, the windows had shifting plus we had new gas electrical and heating solutions. The garden was Jurassic though it did have some rose bushes in, looking. In all we had all taken on a money.
Not to be discouraged we set about turning our newly acquired project into a home. One of the attractive aspects of the home was the features of the original 1930. This included fantastic doors which we have stripped and also some cast iron fireplaces.
The fireplaces really produced a characteristic that was central in both the living and dining room areas. Both fireplaces needed restoring and had some job.
We used special chemicals scorch marks and to strip off all of the soot themselves. Then we removed and replaced the wooden surrounds with types which had a texture and maintained the appearance.
The challenge came when we removed the hearth in our room. Replacing this seemed to be difficult. Firstly we did not have cash which limited our selection of fresh tiles. In fact we ended up looking at heaps of tile swatches in the budget ranges which whilst fine did not fit in with the theme of the room.
It was then that I had an idea. A few days until we replaced our bath and ripped out. In fact at this stage it was sitting on our driveway waiting to be loaded into a skip and taken down to the dump. My spouse had commented about the beautiful black marble panel and also it was a shame to ditch it. My thought was to take this and get it cut down to be used as our new fire hearth.
Finding a rock mason took a quick look through a neighborhood small business directory and a few calls. I am happy we discovered that a professional as not only did it cuts to size but also provided us guidance on how best to care for a precious fire hearth that is new.
We installed it fast using cement to hold it. I then took a trip to our local discount ceramic tile warehouse and purchased some mosaic tiles to go around the edge of the flame itself.
The final result is outstanding and we locate guests to our home commenting on the beautiful feature fireplace in our front room. Obviously they are constantly amazed when we come clean and explain our use of our previous tub panel.