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!

Best,

Susi

4 comments:

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

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

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  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

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  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

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

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