It was earmarked as kitchen furniture until I had the eureka idea of taking the ugly veneer doors off the otherwise solid oak 30’s sideboard and utilising that for worktop and storage instead. It works so well here and it’s just the right, comfortable level, standard worktop height being too low for my tall folk.
Back to the chapel table. Those arches could frame the radiator cabinet in the salon. or I might find a way of using all eight of them on the built in storage cupboards we want in the tulip room. Maybe with aged mirror behind them ? (and Poshbirdy, I found that sheet mirror we talked about in M.Bricolage, BTW) careful, teetering toward twee here…we’ll see
I would like the tulip room cupboards to be in keeping and in character.
We restorers and recyclers know how hard that can be to achieve.
I found these two fireplaces on Pinterest which perfectly illustrate the fact that you CAN put in an authentic looking feature that your house has either lost or has never been blessed with. They are both made up of different elements and a mixture of old pieces with a new supporting structure. Apparently the owner of the wooden one on the right is looking out for the perfect pair of plinths to finish the base. The hunt is always fun.
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