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Life at № 42

Progress in the bathroom

We’re halfway there. The tub is in place, the shower cubicle is being tiled, the cabinet thingy arrived, the loo is installed (and it works, which is always a good thing.)

The hand-hammered silver effect wasn’t easy, but I got there in the end. It involved grinding, sanding, silvering and then polishing (the whole operation took two weeks.)

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19 comments on “Progress in the bathroom

  1. Carmen
    June 14, 2017

    That tub! WOW!! Looking fabulous and again, elegant. 🙂

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    • The Pink Agendist
      June 14, 2017

      Thanks 😀 Mike said it was utter insanity to attempt that effect on cast iron. And he was right!

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  2. john zande
    June 14, 2017

    That title could be interpreted in many, many ways…

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  3. foolsmusings
    June 14, 2017

    It looks beautiful 🙂

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  4. Helen Devries
    June 14, 2017

    Worth the insanity.

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  5. davidprosser
    June 15, 2017

    It’s looking fantastic already.
    Hugs

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  6. acflory
    June 15, 2017

    Which bathroom is this? In No. 42 or one of the appartments?

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    • The Pink Agendist
      June 15, 2017

      no. 42, for the southwest bedroom. I’m not giving roll top bathtubs to people in the apartments! 😛

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      • acflory
        June 15, 2017

        lmao – I wouldn’t have thought so but I assumed the bathrooms in no. 42 were all finished. :p Guest bathroom? And how many do you have??

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  7. appletonavenue
    June 15, 2017

    You are a man of rare talents! That tub looks fantastic. I’ve never seen anything like it. Shame that it will be hidden behind closed doors.

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  8. karenjane
    June 15, 2017

    The bath is gorgeous, it reminds me of the Art Deco bathroom at Upton House (National Trust). What did you use for the silvering?

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    • The Pink Agendist
      June 15, 2017

      Now I have to look up Upton House!
      I tried paint for the silvering at first and that didn’t work at all. Terribly dull. So then I tried sterling silver leaf, which was too bright (made it look white). Then I tried aluminium leaf, which with a black wash came out a deep silver colour- and that was what I wanted 🙂

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      • karenjane
        June 15, 2017

        I aluminium leaf was used in Upton House. You have lots of patience, but it’s worth all your hard work.

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  9. Steve Ruis
    June 19, 2017

    A “cabinet thingy” is called a “vanity” here in the U.S. which is entirely appropriate … a hammered silver finish tub … oh, my. (Actually, it is gorgeous, I am just jealous.)

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  10. coteetcampagne
    June 25, 2017

    Awesome bath. I have a similar task ahead this summer…… You will be my argente- inspiration

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