Monthly Archives: March 2014

Episode 57- Light and space; part two

renovation, restoration, demolition & decoration             So we now have an opening into the shower room from this little bedroom. A couple of steps are cut into the thickness of the wall; these will be … Continue reading

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Episode 56 – Light and space:creating an illusion Part 1

renovation, restoration, illusions This is the smallest room in our French village house renovation project ( with the exception of shower rooms etc) At about 12 square metres,  it  suffered from the usual malaises of small windows and dark brown … Continue reading

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Episode 55- all kinds of nothing…

renovation, restoration, subtle French distinctions! Try as I might I cannot get a shot of the whole house frontage because the street is too narrow. That is, too narrow for sweeping hovel shots! It is perfect for mock battles with … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three- And I do know it’s monday!

An early Thursday Three, as I won’t have time later in the week All new vintage style today Left-enamel jug from The Range words highly appropriate today with latest France related development! Right-wonderful coasters from Home Sense (home department of … Continue reading

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Episode 54- Tiling, tadaaaahh!!

Renovation, restoration, mitigation.. As a follow up to Episodes 49 & 50 I would like to announce that we managed to hack out the hairline cracked tile without damaging it’s neighbours and finished the floor. I have even grouted it!! … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three- In which I have the blues again..

Three more treasures.. yes, the favourite colour is creeping in again A very cute and comfortable little stool  with a bit of a Moroccan vibe Right- A very beautiful, very large pot currently acting as umbrella/walking stick cache-pot. The glaze … Continue reading

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Episode 53- In which the fickle finger of fate waggles a bit..

Renovation, restoration, trepidation Things are happening….is this good? can I cope? Or are we reading things into a series of random coincidences? I am trying to take a leaf out of my favourite French chef’s book and be master of … Continue reading

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