Built-in linen cabinet in the hallway was built with this older cottage. New paint and hardware freshened it up.
Everything has gone well. It has taken longer than planned, but the final product is worth it. Some of the reasons for the length of the project seemed to be with materials that were ordered > not enough > wrong item. Part has to do with us being so picky. But when you pay $14,000 you want it as perfect as you can get it. Tony has been so positive with us. I cannot sing his praises enough.
Things were going along smoothly, until the final section of the hallway wall where we were installing the wainscoting. We found as we began placing the picture frames on that particular wall, that it was bowed. Apparently the stud in the center of that wall section had moved a bit as the house settled. Unfortunately, with wood working going up on the wall this became quite visible for the first time.
Equally productive as salvaging glass is the recycling of old mirrors. Often mirrors in old furniture, such as old dressing tables, provided they are in good condition, can be salvaged for future use; even if you dispose of the furniture itself. It’s often worthwhile salvaging these mirrors as with a bit of imagination they can be suitably remodelled for other uses e.g. wall mirrors.
Lots of good ideas that could be done right away without too much cost. Changing handles is one that I have done along with visiting a Habitat for Humanity Restore for doors. We have also donated there so it works quite well for us. The chest of drawers and bookshelf idea we used for my husband’s shoes. We also mounted bookshelves on the wall close to the ceiling for items that aren’t used often, but we flipped the shelves so the finished part is what you see. Pinned this.