Ey up my faithful blogworms, Holidays still been getting in the way of my blogging but finished now and it's back to concentrating on bringing you lots of new stuff to ponder.
We seemed to have tapped into a seam of interest amongst you all with the retro concept in the kitchens, shown left, so I thought I'd bring you retro in a different style from a bathroom we made a while ago
This time it's Victorian style, fitting in perfectly with a period house built around that time.
Our brief was to create something to give the right period feel to a new bathroom that was being installed.
We used the same reclaimed Pitch Pine that we built our Reclaimed Madness Kitchen with ( see earlier blog and follow our website link to my pinterest page for more details )
Picking up on the old fashioned "ledge & brace" door idea which we'd never tried until the Reclaimed kitchen came along, we've used it here in these bathroom units to good effect.
The idea was to try and make the units look 'free standing' and self contained, taking our styling cues from the old Victorian wash stand concept.
And of course, no Victorian wash stand would be complete without a white and grey Carrera marble top !
Many of the ones I've seen had the upstand surround built into the frame of the unit but we decided to do it a little different ( like you do ! )
The upstand was made in a Victorian fashion for the authentic look and we drilled dowels into the underside of the wood and glued them in, then drilling the marble to provide location holes to sit the upstand into.
Bit of timber left over, made into a tealight candle holder to complete the image and 'Bobs your Uncle ' as they say.
I would like to feel a bit more connected to you, our faithful blogworms, and get to know more about the sorts of things that you like and would like to see being made.
The sceptic in me thinks that you are thinking, " I'm not making any comments because all they want is my details so they can bombard me with offers, adverts and deals that I probably don't want "
This is genuinely not the case, it's simply that we would love to know what you all think, to give us food for thought and work towards projects that people like yourselves out in the blogosphere would like to see on the market.
We promise !!
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