Relique Inspired – Shaving Brush on Stand

We’re finishing up the remodel of the restroom for the men in our home, and I plan to give it a bit of a old barber shop look. 

 Some time ago, I saw a set of 3 vintage shaving brushes on stands that Relique sells for $129.  I like the concept of the brush on a stand and I’ve had one antique shaving brush for several years, which I thought would make an appropriate addition to the bathroom.  I had some really nice old nails that would work for the spike part, and batted around a few ideas for what kind of base to use for the stand.  I had a heavy little oval-shaped cast iron “thing” in my stash.  It appears to have been a lid of some type, but I’m not sure what.  Since there was no way I was going to be able to easily drill a hole through the cast iron, I ended up just deciding to use some E-600 to secure it to the base and forget about the spike.  Mine’s a more rustic version, but I think it looks good with all the rusty old scissors I’ve been collection.
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I have a nice little stash of decorations for the bathroom now, and hope to get in there and start putting them up soon.  I found an incredible little sink, but I’m still looking for the right cabinet to put it on, and I have a wonderful old mirror that I’d like to convert into a medicine cabinet.

Blessings,

Angie

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  1. I love the idea of displaying the brushes…they look like works of art…

  2. I love your version Angie, so creative. Your men’s room sounds like such a fun project. Looking forward to seeing it all fixed up.

  3. What a great idea I could even see something like that in a shadow box.
    Denise

  4. Like the rustic look of yours much better! 🙂
    Farmhouse hugs,
    Cindy

  5. Are you sure you don’t have an old barber shop full of stuff too?

    Bliss

  6. These are great and will add so much charm.

    Cynthia

  7. As a little girl I remember loving to watch my grandfather shave, and he used a brush ! 🙂

  8. This brings back memories of my grandfather too! He would let me stand on a stool next to him and swish the brush into the soap for him. Eagerly awaiting the reveal of this mens room!

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