Would You Like To See His Latest Amazing Industrial Restoration?

Regular readers will know that I have a very talented other half also known as ‘ Restoration Marc ‘ (with a C please don’t forget that C) An engineer by trade but so much more than that … He can mend anything and I do mean anything. A perfectionist when it comes to painting and decorating, he can make me anything care to dream up, builds walls, fells trees, lays a mean patio and is a bit of a whizz with the plumbing and electricity. Plus if he can’t do it he will always know someone who can. What a man eh?

 

Would You Like To See His Latest Amazing Industrial Restoration?

 

 

Builds walls, fells trees, lays a mean patio and is a bit of a whizz with the plumbing and electricity!

 

The Latest Restoration: from Barn Auction to pride of place.

As well as fulfilling my many requests he will occasionally pick up a project of his own. He will then spend every spare hour, believe me he doesn’t have many of those, stripping, blasting and polishing until a rusty piece of rubbish becomes something astonishingly, beautiful that I welcome into our home.

As I write this he is at another barn Auction and I’m selfishly hoping he doesn’t find anything because our ensuite bathroom is now in need of a complete refurbish. Selfish moi?

 

 

Would You Like To See His Latest Amazing Industrial Restoration?

 

He will then spend every spare hour & believe me he doesn’t have many of those, stripping, blasting and polishing until a rusty piece of rubbish becomes something astonishingly, beautiful that I welcome into our home.

 

This Restoration Backstory:

One Sunday morning I received an excited text from him,  he was at the local Barn Auction and had found something… These are the pictures he sent me via his phone:

In reply I said  ”  lovely darling, can you pick up a pint of milk on your way home?

 

Would You Like To See His Latest Amazing Industrial Restoration?

 

 

I said ” lovely darling, can you pick up a pint of milk on your way home? 

 

 

I then thought nothing of it, until he asked me to take some before photos of his new project! Turns out it is a very well made old industrial light. He had to bid hard for it because there was so much interest in it!

 

The Lamp Before Restoration:

Would You Like To See His Latest Amazing Industrial Restoration?

 

The Stand Before Restoration :

Apparently it needed a stand of the same era, he was lucky to find one on ebay that would have been used by a surveyor before the digital age. Unfortunately one leg was damaged and it had been painted all over  with a hideous matte black paint , covering the beautiful wood and old brass fittings beneath. It was in a sorry state and desperately in need of some TLC and a full restoration…

 

Would You Like To See His Latest Amazing Industrial Restoration?

 

The Lamp & Stand After Restoration:

These pics were taken in his workshop, so not pretty, but you get the idea… Amazing eh?

 

Would You Like To See His Latest Amazing Industrial Restoration?

 

 

… and this is what it looks like in our home today:  

 

After Restoration and in our Home:

The wallpaper in our smallest sitting room is by Mini Moderns it is called Moordale

How about the light, what do you think? I am astonished at how beautiful it turned out to be…. now we just need to move to a house with higher ceilings!

 

 

Would You Like To See His Latest Amazing Industrial Restoration?

 

Would You Like To See His Latest Amazing Industrial Restoration?

 

Would You Like To See His Latest Amazing Industrial Restoration?

 

A quick recap for you…

In a matter of weeks it went …

 

Would You Like To See His Latest Amazing Industrial Restoration?

 

Now I have to grab him quick because I need the ensuite bathroom ‘restored’ do tell me what you think of Marc’s project, he always reads the comments…

 

 

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18 Comments

  1. 24th September 2018 / 22:36

    As I said before, the man’s a genius!
    Love it so much. Can he make me a Chanel bag? heehee that’s cheeky 😉

    • 25th September 2018 / 11:10

      Cheers MT unfortunately if he did that he would be a miracle worker!
      good one….
      best Ash xxx

  2. Beryl Wiltshire
    24th September 2018 / 17:00

    Very proud of my amazing son in law – as always, well done Marc. B xxx

  3. 24th September 2018 / 16:31

    Looks like a ,,money for nothing,, project! Fabulous!

    • 25th September 2018 / 11:07

      Thank you Nancy
      It wasn’t exactly cheap, but if he sold it he could get back what he spent on it 10 x over.
      best
      Ashley x

  4. Danish Pastry
    24th September 2018 / 15:49

    Such a great lamp!
    My husband’s an electrician by trade, he’s pretty handy to have around too, and as you say if he can’t do it he knows a man who can…

    • 25th September 2018 / 11:06

      Lucky you! sometimes the only problem is they are so busy fixing other peoples homes, they dont have time for yours!
      best wishes
      Ashley x

      • Danish Pastry
        27th September 2018 / 17:35

        Tell me about it, our electrics aren’t quite finished yet, 10 years after moving into our house! I blame the fancy system we’ve got, the light switches don’t work, but we can switch the light on and off by remote control!

        • 28th September 2018 / 10:26

          haha thats so funny and so true…good luck with that one? xx

  5. Shirley
    24th September 2018 / 09:58

    How lovely it turned out- and it’s even better for being two recycled items.

    • 24th September 2018 / 11:18

      Thank you shirley! I agree with you entirely
      best wishes
      Ashley x

  6. Lola Stanley
    24th September 2018 / 07:27

    I love the result. Amazing job. Well done Marc.

    • 24th September 2018 / 09:47

      Thank you lola!
      He is my hero…
      Have a good week
      bestest wishes
      Ashley

  7. 24th September 2018 / 06:50

    How?! HOW?!!!!!! It’s truly stunning, I’m amazed it could come up that beautifully, Ashley!! What a man, he must have the patience of a saint. But how satisfying for you both to see the before and after 🙂

    Catherine x

    • 24th September 2018 / 09:48

      Catherine he is an amazingly clever man! I am very lucky to have him!
      You should see the other stuff he has done in our house?
      Hope you are settling in?
      love
      Ashley x

  8. 23rd September 2018 / 20:57

    One word “Envious” !!
    What a fantastic job MarC has done. xx

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