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!