Seeing as it's so ugly I have allowed the sticking of posters all over it.
|Mmm, nice catches. Not.|
|I think they used bits of skirting board to trim it. Nice touch.|
|Here I removed some ugly trim so I could put coving up.|
This cupboard used to house a massive water tank but we ripped that out when we installed a combination boiler and when my dad came we built some shelves...
What? You don't store hinges with your bedding?
Ooh look, some nice pipes stick out above the bottom of the cupboard.
I thought we might get some nice country cottage doors made for this cupboard. Like this...
|Not orange though!!!|
We didn't actually get a man in to quote for them though. (I'm sure that tailor made doors don't come cheap!) I decided to build them myself. Then, having thought it all through, I decided it would be even easier to clad the original doors with toungue and groove, get the right hinges and get the look of country cottage doors without them having to be structurally strong, entirely flat etc,etc. We can always replace them at a later date when we win the lottery.
If I stuff it up, all I have lost is about £30 on timber, panel pins, glue, and the hinges. Then we go and get some made.
Later today I'm adventuring out to Wickes, which is the furthest I've ever driven, to get some timber so I can start tinkering. Watch this space!
Also, did anyone catch Sarah Beenys ''Double your house for half the money'' this week? I love Sarah Beeny. She's a little scary as she tells people off but you know what? She is always right. So we have that in common.
|The lovely Sarah Beeny|
Anyhow, one of the families featured was a family of EIGHT living in a bog standard 3 bed semi and the transormation was quite incredible. The lady had the most interesting and fabulous taste, and little budget and sourced everything secondhand. So if you missed it, it's really worth catching it on 4 oD.
Well done to Curtise for (accidentally) spotting my husbands 'Blue Steel' phase in my last post. She wins something extraordinarily cool. When I get round to it.
|The other one is ''The Smoulder''|
And just time for a gratuitous Fat Freddy pic. Or two.