Furniture Upcycling

It was very important to us to use preloved furniture where possible within the lodge.

Modern furniture wouldn’t suit Dippal Lodge’s history or surroundings.  After a long search I found the perfect golden oak sideboard from Kean on Antiques to transform into a kitchen sink and worktop area.  The first step was to remove the mirrored upstand and the wooden top.  While doing this I found a postcard from 1954 which I have framed and hung in the lodge.

Next step was to shorten the drawers to accommodate all the pipework.  Andy McKenzie Plumbing & Gas services did all plumbing.  An inset  circular sink was the perfect fit for the oval bevel at the front of the sideboard.  Quartz was picked for the worktop thanks to its hardwearing properties and cut to size.

The mirrored upstand was upcycled into a pot rack by Hayway Joinery.  Copper pipe was put through the middle and Arowe Electrics concealed a LED light within the pot rack.

For the bathroom vanity stand and mirror an antique mahogany dressing table was used.  The mirror was separated from the base so that it could be hung on the wall as a bathroom mirror.  Again the drawers were shortened for pipework to be concealed within.  Then the wooden top was removed and replaced with a quartz worktop for the basin and tap to sit upon.

David went on a 400 mile round trip for the antique bed which was located in Aberdeen.  The bed didn’t need any work, only a new bespoke mattress to fit its unique size.

Next time you are looking for a piece of furniture I would highly recommend a search on Gumtree, Facebook and local antique stores for ideas.