A very warm welcome to all of you! For those of you who may not have been here from the beginning, I am converting a "Lawbre" structure called "The Chessington Plaza" into a "French Inspired" Townhouse. A miniaturist friend of mine "Gifted" me this structure many years ago and I ignored it for about five years before deciding to tackle it. Fortunately for me it was an empty shell and I could arrange rooms as I wanted.
By no means am I trying to replicate a French period structure. I love French design and have borrowed ideas and architecture infusing them with my American style. I will not be furnishing the rooms until all construction is done. I am trying to make as many things myself as possible and show everyone what can be done with a little imagination and not a ton of money.
So here is progress as of today........
I took the top off the chest and so that I could drill a hole for the sink. I am using a "Bespaq" Blue and white
Chinese design bowl for the sink. Just above the black top you can see the "Forsner" drill bit I used in my drill press for the hole to accept the sink.
|Finished top with taps|
I faux painted the marble top in a warm cream to match my floor. The taps are from "Falcon" miniatures with my paint finish.
|Tub, Vanity, and Tub Taps|
Alright.................I wanted a free standing modern/traditional tub and could not afford 200+ dollars for an amazing one I saw on-line, so I made my own from.................wait for it................an oval cooking ramekin! It was the perfect size and shape and I lucked out finding this in a big box bath/cooking store here. OK, no, it was not red and did not have a gold border, or jets. I added those myself. I started by masking off the interior and rim with painters tape. I sprayed the exterior with a "Hammered Bronze" paint and hated it.......... I sponged on some gold metallic paint and...........hated it more!. As a last resort I remembered seeing a red tub in the blog of my friend "Irene" of "The Tenement" and "Hambleton Hall", and "Small and Stately". I loved it in her bathroom, so I ran to the paint department of Rayland and grabbed a can of matte red spray. Voila! Happiness at last. The gold border is am embossed foil trim from a company called "D Blumchen & Co", a great source for these foil/paper trims. The jets are some findings.
|Close up of Tub Taps before painting|
|Long View of Sink Cabinet and Mirror|
|Tub and Taps Installed|