General Discussion: interior design


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blackham
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1858 posts since 17/7/13

24 Jun 2014 08:46
http://www.homedsgn.com/2014/06/15/archer-street/
Garth
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74 posts since 18/3/14

24 Jun 2014 13:56
Can any London fukers recommend some decent charity/second hand/reclaimed/market places or things of that ilk for furniture? Kitting out our first flat on a rather tight budget and don't want to just do Ikea and the like. Ta!
EVERS
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8580 posts since 2/7/06

24 Jun 2014 14:09
think all those places are completely rinsed these days of good stock although things like beds, sofas etc go for peanuts on ebay and those kind of sites
sydneyking
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5056 posts since 26/9/09

26 Jun 2014 14:54
Another boring one, the new gaff i'm moving into has original wooden floors throughout the ground floor but one of the rooms has had the floorboards painted, how easy or difficult would it be to restore those boards and will i have to do the whole lot whilst i'm at it?
gaffer
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557 posts since 13/4/05

posted 26 Jun 2014 15:20, edited 26 Jun 2014 15:20
It's easy and no need to do the rest. Just hire a sander for a day. Make sure all nails hammered in as they tear the sandpaper.

Edit: make sure you properly mask off the doorways to the room though as amount of dust is incredible and it gets everywhere
pops
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4268 posts since 2/9/09

26 Jun 2014 18:29
Bit of a weird one. Will salvage/ reclaimed places have old light switches ? Though I'm getting house tarted up I want to replace all the switches with old 60's ones like below. If not, where to look ?

Goldie
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4822 posts since 17/10/07

posted 26 Jun 2014 18:35, edited 26 Jun 2014 18:35
Think they are Bakelite, theres a few one offs on ebay maybe worth asking sellers.
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

26 Jun 2014 18:43
I will ask my nan if you can have hers and i will stick some new ones up in her gaff.
pops
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4268 posts since 2/9/09

26 Jun 2014 18:51
I'll have a look Goldie , cheers.

Laughing out loud Noble I'd definitely take you up on that
bill
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4930 posts since 5/8/09

26 Jun 2014 18:54
thrown loads of them away over the years, all of them were more yellow than white. Also, don't you want matching sockets? Personally, I think switches and sockets is one thing you can get a pass on in terms of attention to detail. Also, I imagine a lot of electricians will not be too thrilled about installing 50 year switches if you asked them

Wolfie
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54 posts since 6/3/06

26 Jun 2014 19:19
The problem with those switches is that they might not have an earth (in which case a spark won't give you a Part P). I would check they do before shelling out for some.
seenmy
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6657 posts since 17/6/06

26 Jun 2014 20:51
could you not (i know this pain in arse) get the ones you like (1 of each kind you need) and get just the plates made up (3d printer or something) and just get as many as you need made up and then wired up to new.
sydneyking
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5056 posts since 26/9/09

29 Jun 2014 10:20

bit of a yay or nay, found this table yesterday which i'd be looking to use as a dining table, 8 foot by 4 foot and needs a bit of work. Prob's be about £1200 - £1400
Superprecise
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2212 posts since 16/7/11

29 Jun 2014 10:41
Will you be able to get your knees underneath it comfortably?
seenmy
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6657 posts since 17/6/06

29 Jun 2014 10:52
depends on the rest of your interior really, its going to need to be a pretty big room to balance something like that.great if you regulary need to have 20 people round for dinner, but if not to me seems like it would take up so much room and dominate the space,at 4ft wide you going to need 10ft of width to use it comfy with people sat around it and people to pass around the edges
sydneyking
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5056 posts since 26/9/09

29 Jun 2014 11:26
The room is 15 ft x 18 ft even still it is as you say going to dominate, still undecided
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

29 Jun 2014 11:42
That would look too big and out of place in buck palace. Would look even more out of place in a normal house.
sydneyking
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5056 posts since 26/9/09

29 Jun 2014 12:11
It's only 8 foot, and I want something of a decent size.
Dee
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12039 posts since 22/11/07

29 Jun 2014 12:28
what's the decor style, looks quite rustic/old?
sydneyking
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5056 posts since 26/9/09

29 Jun 2014 12:34
It's a traditional victorian villa, large fireplace, wooden floor, white walls