Saturday, 25 August 2012

How to Victorianise a low level toilet

The toilet in the bathroom of Hambleton Hall has a low level cistern with a daft little handle stuck on top - not very Victorian, I thought.

I decided to set about making a few simple changes by first of all cutting off the short "pipe" that joins the cistern to the toilet.   This was discarded.   The little handle was also removed and set aside.
A new "pipe was created using a kebab stick cut to the required height, painted gold and glued back in place.
Then, using black plastic fencing I looked for a section that would be suitable for brackets.
Two pieces were cut, painted gold and attached to the base of the unit.   My two are set back in order to line up with the top lip of the cistern.
Remember the daft little handle?   This was glued to a piece of chain at one end and the underside of the cistern at the other.
I now have a high level Victorian toilet.

Maximum effect, minimum effort!


  1. Hi Irene
    What a great job you've done! You are SO inventive!! I love how you completely turn an everyday item on it's head to make something extraordinary.
    Have a great weekend

  2. What a great make over. It looks wonderful and just right.

  3. Beautiful Irene, the little details makes so much difference to the finished piece looking right in a period setting.

  4. Wow your toilet is now perfect :)
    Hugs Maria

  5. Hello Irene,
    As always, you are the queen of transformation. What a greatw ay to make a miniature piece work. It looks perfect and thank you for the great lesson.
    Big hug,

  6. Hi, Irene!

    I have never witnessed a Victorian toilet make-over before...what a transformation! You have such a good eye, Irene, to be able to 'see' the extraordinary out of commonplace things. Have a great week...

  7. Great idea for the brackets!! That'll have lots of uses as well as the old style bathroom issue I think.

  8. Hi Irene, what a great job! yet again!!

    It looks SO much better once it's had the Irene touch! I love the chain, we used to have a loo like that when I was growing up! Love those brackets too!

    Andy xxx


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