The Thursday Three- Introducing metal elements

suspension fer forgeYou know I love my old wrought iron pieces-example left- and see my earlier post:-

I have been searching for vintage doors to either replace some nasty mid-fifties ones or to fit into the newly opened up doorways. This is SO HARD.

If you find an old door first, there may be some chance  of creating the opening to fit, but as for fitting to existing doorways, it’s a complete headache.

So, in this and in other areas I have long since climbed down from the everything authentic ( and impossible) stance.


The two new shower room doors had to be constructed from scratch so the key, as always, was that they had to be practical, good to look at, and with a proper nod to the vernacular style.

The proportions, the glazed panels, the wrought iron decorative grilles used on both exterior and interior doors here is what I like. There are examples of these already in the house. So Trev made up the doors and we glazed them and I sourced decorative (and privacy providing) hand made grilles which we will fit

languedocienne style doorsdecorative metal grilles








Other metal elements we will be introducing  are copper splashbacks and zinc work surfaces in kitchen

metal-splashback-bastille-metal-works-kitchen www.appliancist.comzinc top table


About coteetcampagne

Artist, period home maker, renovator, restorer, Francophile. My mission is to save the old stuff, one beautiful piece at a time
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5 Responses to The Thursday Three- Introducing metal elements

  1. Osyth says:

    I’ll look forward to seeing those work-surfaces …

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  2. bizzyella says:

    I love the copper backsplash.


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