I’ve painted the legs of the bench seat with the paint that I didn’t use for the mirror.
I’m happy with the results. Both will eventually live at the front door. Now I need to find just the right hooks and maybe a couple of baskets for shoes.
It’s actually a ‘shoe cupboard’, I’ve never seen one before. The plan is to put in a few shelves, slap on a coat of glossy white paint and maybe…. replace the top timber panel with a pane of glass. Mr F’s idea was a mirror. I don’t mind this idea either. Or should we just leave it???
We’re open for suggestions!!!
So… I couldn’t get that other mirror out of my mind. I kept seeing it painted a beautiful red and hanging near the front door. I had to go back and buy it. It’s supposedly Tasmanian from the 1890s.
We’ve always wanted a hall stand with a seat and mirror but we’ve never seen one that wasn’t going to cost us ‘an arm and a leg’ to have it transported from another state here in Australia. For example this is for sale on Gumtree, listed as Antique Edwardian Queensland Maple stand. It’s in Sydney……we’re in Brisbane!!!!!!
Until we find one we will hang this mirror by the door and below it will be this long padded bench seat. Add a few baskets for shoes and it will be just as good.
I saw this for sale at Woolloongabba Antiques Centre when I was buying the mirror. It’s not my ‘cup of tea’ but I love the colour. On closer inspection the label said it was Italian and for sale at $245.00. Any thoughts???
After I finished work yesterday I went on the hunt for a mirror to hang over the basin. I was looking for something not too big, preferably with a bevelled edge. I went to a few shops including Woolloongabba Antiques Centre and saw this mirror. It’s not right for the bathroom but I really like it.
I couldn’t find anything suitable and was on my home when I drove past an antique shop that I’ve never noticed before on Logan Road. I did a quick u turn and parked down the side of the shop. It’s an enormous shop. It has a very wide range of stock. From very fine antiques to quirky collectables and this was where I found the mirror for the bathroom. The name of the shop is James & Bell Antiques and is located at 199 Logan Road, Woolloongabba Brisbane.
This was attached to the back of it.
I had a wonderful chat with them and was shown the work room down the back of the shop. I had to take a photo to share with you what it looks like in there.
Later on Friday afternoon a man came to give us a quote to resurface the bathtub and tiles. He was very helpful and in fact suggested trying a good tile cleaner and a very fine sandpaper to try to remove the rusty ring from the bath plug. Then call him back if it doesn’t look any better. We’re really keen to try this as it’s going to cost $660 (incl GST) to do the bathtub and $100 (incl GST) per sq m to resurface the tiles.
I spent this afternoon scrubbing the tiles and Mr F got stuck in to scraping off the flaky bits from the ceiling ready to give it a new coat of plaster.
I’ve unscrewed the mirror cabinet and it’s sitting out leaning against the front fence if anyone wants it!!!!!!!