Sunday, 5 October 2014

Ideas for a bulkhead

Yesterday I mentioned about was to handle the bulkhead in the new dining area. I have pinned a few possible ideas in my Pinterest account.

One idea is to put architrave around it like this type of thing.

someday we'll restore the original pony wall
So we would have most of it as plaster and then add the architrave at the bottom and sides. That would certainly suit the rest of the house.

Or we could try something a little braver like a wooden beam to match the proposed wooden mantle above the fireplace.

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Cozy rustic cottage - love the pendant lighting, exposed beams, cream walls and kitchen
Source.  How gorgeous is this kitchen!

Or we could try something a little more period style like this:
 How to Add “Old House” Character & Charm to Your Newer Home {Step 5} | Beneath My Heart

Then we could always just do it square set plaster but that doesn't appeal to my eye and looks too much like a display home. I'd prefer a more architectural element.

I'd love to here your comments on which you like the best.



  1. So exciting getting to the stage of planning out the interior fitout!! I love the second option but for your place I think something like the third picture would suit the style of you house the best.

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    1. Thanks for the feedback Dani. That would look pretty I agree.