As well as transforming our room into a lovely Modern Rustic white interior, we still look forward to orders through our Etsy shop for bespoke, handmade items such as this bath-tray-to-be made from reclaimed scaffold board.
Years of utilitarian use have left its mark on the scaffolding, but this only adds to the charm and interest of the final product. Nic is working to the custom measurements for a customer's bath and making a nice flat surface on which to attach the feet that will hold the bath tray neatly in place.
Fortunately, the sanding is now done. Using reclaimed wood, it
Bathroom Range for Spring 2018
Our new bathroom range is coming along nicely and after much drilling and sanding, the new toilet roll holder was ready... or so we thought.
Sporting a pair of carefully selected cupboard door knobs from Mango Tree on each end of the broom handle cut to size to fit inside the toilet roll's cardboard tube, the new loo roll wouldn't go on. After a bit of research into the size of cardboard toilet roll tubes, we now know that sizes vary enough to make the 45mm Mango Tree knobs are too big for several toilet paper brands.
A big thank you to our local auto parts salvage yard for the unwanted car number plates. We've been looking at cool ways to arrange them and having picked up a couple of trollies from English Salvage a few days ago, it was obvious that it all belonged together.
Just working out how it should connect. We have a few ideas and it shouldn't be long before we have another fantastic coffee table in our Etsy shop.
Having collected some large pieces of wood (mostly pine) from building sites and awash with wine bottle tops from cutting the bottom of the bottles off for our glasses, we are making covered tea lights.
Perfect for those long summer evenings when we venture into the great outside and eat, drink and enjoy good company, our 'in-progress' covered tea light holders will keep the light burning even if the halcyon breezes become gusty.
The pine has been cut and trimmed ready for construction and looks very clean and new. We've already drilled a recess for the tea light candle and cut a
We've been to the local pubs and restaurants and stocked up on their unwanted wine and beer bottles. A big thank you to the New Lodge and The Porterhouse for collecting empties for us.
Some more bottle cutting and hopefully our technique will mean we can provide more chunky, rustic, tumblers and cool beer bottle glasses. Tragically, all the large Corona beer bottles keep fracturing down their length making the pint-sized glasses the hardest to produce. We've been cutting them as near to the neck as we can which seems to help, but then there is a lot of grinding to
Having spent a while getting to grips with glass cutting, we're now slicing empty wine and beer bottles with more successes and fewer breakages. This means we now have more glasses to be creative with and so we're playing with the star motif.
We love the decorative simplicity of the 5-pointed star and its connotations of flags, American States, European Members, Pop Art, Magic and of course, stars. We still need to finish grinding and sanding the tops of the cut bottles to make them rounded and tactile and nice to drink from. However, we've also cut some star templates from
With a change in the weather this week I have found myself wanting to spend a few minutes, here and there, inside the house, though too restless to settle into anything over involved (sewing and knitting will to have wait for darker days). Decorating these wooden door knobs has offered just the correct measure of cathartic medicine required.
We now have 20 delicately hand-decorated Mandala style door knobs. We just need to decide what to use them for now. Some can be seen on our Repurposed Driftwood Rustic coat and hat hanger, so a few of this new batch are destined