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Old Posted: 30-09-2011 , 02:53 PM #1
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This was in my Mums hallway when I was small and it was old then so I'd say it's at least 40 years old. However it's been in the shed rotting away for the last 20 years. I decided I'd re-purpose what I could salvage from it for bits around our house. From the pics you can see the bottom 7" at least were rotted through so there was no way I could re-instate it as a hall stand, also some of the decorative wood was missing or damaged and the hooks on one side were all broken.
I have a thread called First time tiler gone mad where I did up my bathroom and I decided I''d use parts of it for a Bath panel and a mirror frame. Other parts will be used to make a matching under sink unit but I'm going to get some professional help with that when I can :)

When I started dismantling it I found out it was solid wood which was brilliant as I thought it was just veneered. As below I used the decorative top on the side bath panel and some of the upright timbers at the base of the panel.
The rest of the bath panel is made form some plywood and bits we had in the shed and stained to tone in with the other wood. My other half Padraig made the main panel for me as I'm a bit of a disaster with wood lol

The mirror was one that was in the house when we bought it and I just upcycled it with a new hand made frame. I used the backs of skirting board that I got in Woodies for 4.99 each (I needed 2). I stained them to tone in and then used four decorative corners off the hallstand to finished the front :)
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Old Posted: 30-09-2011 , 06:01 PM #2
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You have surpassed yourself with this one Melissa the whole effect is absolutely fantastic! Gold star for you and a silver one for Padraig!!
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Old Posted: 30-09-2011 , 08:47 PM #3
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It looks gorgeous! I love the front of the bath!
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Old Posted: 30-09-2011 , 08:51 PM #4
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Exceptional work, melissabell.

Many thanks for sharing and inspiring!

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Old Posted: 01-10-2011 , 09:01 AM #5
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This is seriously impressive--your vision and imagination to see where you could re-use and include an old piece from your childhood is amazing. Doesn't it give such a sense of achievement and satisfaction--not just saving money --but saving the planet, one repurposed piece after another. Definitely deserves a GREEN STAR. Eibhlin.
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Old Posted: 01-10-2011 , 09:22 PM #6
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Sis your so deadly great job xxx
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Old Posted: 01-10-2011 , 09:46 PM #7
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Sis your so deadly great job xxx
lol Thanks, it runs in the family :).

Thanks everyone for your comments just delighted to have people to show it to :)
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Old Posted: 01-10-2011 , 10:17 PM #8
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Absolutely fabulous job. Well done x x
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Old Posted: 02-10-2011 , 01:44 PM #9
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really clever and stunning piece well done
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Old Posted: 02-10-2011 , 03:53 PM #10
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I am amazed at your work, its fantastic.
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Old Posted: 03-10-2011 , 11:42 AM #11
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Well done, you! Brilliant!
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Old Posted: 14-10-2011 , 10:47 AM #12
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Beautiful work. Great to see it get a new life.
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Old Posted: 14-10-2011 , 02:13 PM #13
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thought I'd already left a reply, great work... think Eibhlin has summed it up perfectly!
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Old Posted: 24-10-2011 , 08:59 PM #14
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ok here's an Update :)

I soaked the 3 remaining hooks in lemon juice for 3 days to eat away the rust, rinsed and then painted with 2 coats of matt black metal paint. I didn't have a coat stand in the hall so I thought I'd use some of the old wood and the hooks. The original plan is pictured but it didn't work :( I used the shelf off the front of the hall stand and the lid off the compartment to make a shelf / backing for the hooks. But when I put the hooks up to it they were too big so I used another piece of the salvaged wood and placed it below the shelf so it looks more like a type of unit :)

I'm going to either attempt to carve a piece of wood or use a piece of drift wood to adorn the shelf backing to hide the wood filler that cover the screws attaching it to the wall but haven't found the perfect piece yet so watch this space.............................
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Old Posted: 24-10-2011 , 09:48 PM #15
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Really beautiful work. To hide the nail holes you could just put 3 stickers with numbers or as you are so tallented you could stamp numbers onto small wooden disks. I have a small wooden unit and over the drawers it has numbers and it looks nice. The driftwood idea sounds nice too.
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