January 28, 2021

Lighting, stair railings and bathroom update

Does the 28th of January still count as the start of the year? No? Who cares - Happy new year! I really hope you're all safe and healthy...

Tired of how the World functions at this moment, I made a 2021 deal with myself: I'm concentrating on 'positives' and on what I can change, instead of being depressed about things I can't control. This has been working quite well I must say - I highly recommend it! By the way, how lucky are we to have a passion that requires us to stay home to practice it?

Here is a little update on what I have been working on in the past half year. It's not much unfortunately, as I have been extremely busy with work. Nevertheless, I really had fun working on these new additions to the tattoo shop.

I started with some details for the bathroom on the upper floor. I used polystyrene to create a door handle, a vanity sink faucet and a matching knob, which then I spray painted in black.

Next I built the bathroom vanity. For the sink I used polystyrene, which I spray painted and for the vanity itself I used wood which I hand painted in brown.

I also built a door with a lock pocket on the side.

I cut some railings for the stairs, drilled a diagonal hole on the upper side of these for connecting them with a leather string to form the railing and started working on the main frame of the counter lighting.

I also built long tube hanging spot lights to attach to the main frame of the lighting.

Soldering the mini light bulbs was a real hassle.

Once the bulbs were set and the cabling was finished, I spray painted the lighting and the parts for the stair railing.

I drilled a little hole on each stair-step to house the railings.

I realized the sticks alone looked a bit simple, therefore I added and spray painted a little addition to the lower part of the railings.

The end result:

This is it for now, I'm going to work on some additional lighting soon. Until then, keep safe!




  1. Wow! I love how your staircase turned out! So pretty and modern!

    Great to 'see' you! Hope 2021 treats you well.

  2. Hi Susi, nice to see again a blogpost of your hand! My best wishes to you and yours for 2021 and above all good health!
    Your staircase looks absolutely gorgeous, and the lighting is professional work, wow!
    I agree with you that it's important to stay positive and to look forwards for doing things we love and now still can do. I try to do the same ;).
    Stay safe, take care, dear Susi.
    Hugs, Ilona

  3. First Happy New year to you too! Although we are pretty fortunate in Australia compared to so many other places, like you, I am determined to focus on what I can do rather than what I can't - it makes everything so much easier.
    Your progress is absolutely fabulous! I can't believe you have made all those bathroom fittings from poly - they look amazing and so does the light fitting (one day I will attempt to solder...) not to mention the stairs.
    Take care,
    Anna X

  4. Precioso como ha quedado el lavabo, pero la escalera es fantástica.

  5. Thank you all for your kind comments!