The tight budget and six week timescale were key factors in the design and installation of this project.
To keep the costs down we reused, reupholstered and refurbished most of the existing features within the premises:
The rustic stone bar front was boarded and recovered with purple tiles (cheaper than the original choice of teal tiles); the traditional top lights were replaced with purple perspex and the back-lighting repaired; and, the bar back unit was upgraded with glass shelving and LED coloured lights. The rustic stone chimney breast was also boarded and wallpapered in luxurious gold contract quality wallpaper.
The existing wooden floors were sanded and re-stained a rich mahogany with the tired, worn carpet area and tiled bar floor surround replaced with new wooden flooring to match the rest of the premises.
The bar, games room and entrance area were all redecorated with a feature contract quality mural, ordered and created to size, with the rest of the walls block painted in a palette of co-ordinating deep jewel colours.
Where possible existing seating was refurbished and reupholstered in jewel coloured contract quality velvet or vinyl.
To adorn the walls we salvaged and reused lots of ornate gilt frames, mirrors and vintage signage.
We sourced bargain light fittings for the games area and commissioned the creation of quirky upcycled mannequin hand wall lights. These wall lights, in addition to a repurposed full-size Carousel Horse, a customised wall-mounted purple stag's head and several neon signs, ticked the requested 'Instagram-worthy' box.