Deciding on a Door way

 

This door way has been on quite a journey, as you can see from the image there had been some indecision as to the direction this door surround might take. Ageless were commissioned to create three panels to match the existing sidelight.  This involved drawing up new panels, matching glass and creating work to fit the space. It was a satisfying to work through the journey of this entry way and see it completed.

Karen Footscray

 

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A lovely little Bell

We have been very grateful to receive so many commissions over the past few months. This door panel was made to complete the existing set in our clients entryway. One of the challenges in creating windows to match existing panels is matching colours to blend in with the old design. Here it is installed and ready to be enjoyed for years to come.

 

Easy as 1, 2,3

A full restoration was required for this door panel. As you can see from the pictures the original panel was soaked and the glass was fully cleaned and removed from the old lead. The piece was then fully leaded and assembled, soldered and finally puttied and polished ready for installation. Shiny and new, easy as 1, 2, 3.

Captivating Repair

This stunning panel was in need of repair and a new coat of polish. It came in a captivated us with its beauty and intricate design. It was a joy to see this panel and take the time breath new life into such a classic beauty.

Cabinet Repair

Cabinet repairs often come into the studio, antiques often hidden away due to damaged door panels. This little gem came into Ageless to be restored, as you can see from the before and after pictures it is good as new and ready to go home.

Recreating Diamonds

Dimond panels are one of the most effective ways to add a touch of timeless beauty to any window or sash. However this unfortunate sash set looked slightly odd with its left and right windows hung the wrong way.  In need of replacement this set were measured and recreated. This diamonds are now dazzling and a great investment of timeless beauty.

Beauty and Simplicity

We had a great time showcasing this restoration in our studio, from the cleaning process right though to puttying it was a fun project to work on and share a little of the magic that happens in a the work of a restoration. As you can see from the images the before and after is quite significant. A large part of restoration is cleaning and matching the antique glass, with a little more time in iso Mick has been sorting through our salvaged antique glass and with much patience found glass to fit this window. This stunning yet simple design catches the light and we see the hint of the world outside, in a dim time it nice to remember beauty and simplicity exist and still touch our lives.

Back home and good as New

Over the last few months we have had an unexpected amount of repairs in the studio. Here is a finished repair from the past week. It is a great example of how different a panel can look on the table compared to finished in a window. The light captures the glass and brings the panel to life. Delighted to see this door panel back home and good as new.

The Stages of Restoration

There are many stages in restoring leadlight panels. First we take the old panel apart removing the lead, following that we draw up the original design. Then begin the process of cutting new pieces and salvaging the old. Once all the pieces are ready we put together the gig-saw puzzle by leading and soldering the panel together. Finally we putty and polish the panel good as new and ready for installation. Leadlight is a hand crafted art, and at Ageless we take pride in our work.