Remember our previous blog post about our neighbour's Victorian Front door that we saved from the skip ?
Well, we are proud to say that it now has a beautiful new home and is barely recognisable from before!
It has been stripped ,had the old door furniture removed,had the holes filled,been painted with under-coat and had new door furniture fitted. Gary them delivered the door to its new home and fitted it.
The property is a gorgeous modern home in a conservation area so the front door had to be just right.
We think the door look splendid,and it hasn't even had its final coats of paint yet!
The customer really struggled to source a front door throughout Cheshire and Staffordshire so we were thrilled to solve her dilemma.
A job well done! The door has been saved and will hopefully look stunning for another 100 years.
Its reclamation is good for the planet and good for the customer, you don't get a better result than that!
We thought we'd try something a little different this weekend and take a stall on the Newcastle Under Lyme Artisan Market which was part of the annual Christmas Lights Switch on Celebrations.
Here at Alcove we have lots of ideas rocketing around. Plenty on our 'to do' list that we never seem to find the time to get working on!
Top of that list was to make a Sash Window Mirror. Eagle eyed customers may
note that this Victorian Sash Window has been stripped and on the wall of alcove for months now, looking lovely in it's own right, but this week Gary finally found the time to finish its transformation.
This Victorian box sash window was originally painted white in a Stoke on Trent home. It has been ripped out and reclaimed by Gary and stripped to remove the paint and return it to its beautiful wood.
Gary has used his glazing experience to fit six purpose cut mirrored panels into the frame to create this striking mirror.
Apologies for the poor photo, I can't wait to get into the shop tomorrow and take lots of photos in a better light!
The beauty of these mirrors is that they really open up a room and let so much light in. They also look great in both period and modern homes, and can look strikingly modern or Shabby Chic depending on the frame.
We will also be making Sash mirrors of varying sizes and some with frames painted in Farrow & Ball.
It's so exciting, and I have a sneaky suspicion that one of these mirrors may be finding its way onto our own mantelpiece at home very soon!
Have a Fab Sunday!
Alcove will be having a stall at the Newcastle Under Lyme Christmas Lights Switch On, Saturday & Sunday 23rd & 24th November 2013.
We'll be showcasing our lovely handmade and unusual range of gifts and homewares, and we hope it'll be a busy weekend!
We'll be taking our most popular smaller items including photo frames, coasters, cushions, jugs, candles, vintage china, handmade goods, as well as Christmas decorations of course!
We will also be taking our new portable Card reader so we will be able to take Chip and Pin payments from our market stall!
Hope to see you there!
Here are some photos of the latest Alcove cupboard we have designed and fitted.
The brief was that our customer just couldn't find a suitable piece of furniture to fit her living room alcove in her 19th Century Cottage.
She had a clear idea of the colours, tones and materials that she required and she is really happy with the finished product!
We utilised late Victorian Cupboard doors to give a period finish so this alcove cupboard doesn't look out of place in her period cottage. These doors were originally lifeless, we sanded and multiple waxed them and this is their natural restored colour. We love to use authentic doors as their look just can't be copied, but of course this is also eco - friendly, which we love!
We used new pine for the shelves and painted the cornicing and architrave in Farrow & Ball Eggshell 'Pitch Black' to the customer's specification. She also chose the wood colour too.
We look forward to getting a final photo of the alcove cupboard dressed with the customer's interior features when we return to remove, strip and replace her interior doors and add a new brick hearth to her fireplace.
Gary, Owner and the dedication behind alcove