I’d like to say comestibles, but, unless you are one given to eating soap, it would be rather misleading.
I’ve ordered in many a printed packet of 50s style goodies to dress up here and there on shelves.
On the ‘to make’ list: some glass shelving and a wall cupboard (possibly mirrored) to hold them and, as one who is always resistant to splashing out on single items, I thought I’d have a go at making a bath tray or caddy as I couldn’t find one that didn’t seem rather out of my league for price.
Also in need of a laundry box of the hard wooden kind with a cork top
On the ready made or almost ready list: a wall mirror, a bath mat, towel rail and some wall tiling in strategic places.
There’s a possibility of some slippers, I have a fancy for a liberty bodice airing somewhere and for it to air I think I need a hanging rack but not sure about that yet.
Started with the bath tray as a new year challenge as ideas of how possibly to attack it were bouncing around.
Even though it will give a rough look I reckoned the easiest way to get something vaguely like and use materials I had to hand was more of the chip mesh
I pulled out various cross threads to give a more open mesh at the ends
I checked the width of the bath, made a thin card template of size I wanted, marking off the edges and painted an area of mesh with chrome along with various wood strip pieces.
I glued the wood to the card and when dry, I cut out the central section of the thin card and tested for fit on the bath
Empty it still looks more like a chip drainer or similar and is rather clunky.
However, although still knobbly, when it is loaded it up it may just past muster
I gave it white mock rubber handles and when parked on the bath and with you eyes half closed it might do the job
While I was cutting up mini bits of soap, I made a bar of Imperial Leather hand soap for the wash-hand basin.
It should be creamy in colour but I have tried to make the ‘pillow’ shape cut of the edges.
Imperial Leather info site