Episode 109- Grotty French wallpapers I have had to to strip off…

wallpaper layers kitchenCareful with that punctuation Eugene..Only five layers in the dining area (formerly bedroom 3!) as only converted from barn about seventy years ago.

In order-

Rather nice French vintage subtle floral, then Screaming Sixties orange, brown and yellow daisies, dodgy grey and beige motifs, what looks like brown paper  with lines  all topped off with horrible pink textured “blown vinyl”(also featured in terrace room) …..aaarrgghh!

???????????????????????????????Some extends to kitchen end of room. Unfortunately I have no decent shots of hunting wallpaper in here. You aren’t missing much unless you favour gory pictorial images of dogs ripping foxes apart.

Then we had the older part of the house with even more layers. You have seen the vile paper in salon, and this creeps about two thirds of way upstairs, then changes, mystifyingly ??????????????????????????????? into last shower room wallpaper featuring  appallingly badly drawn ethereal ladies with doves,including an image sourced directly from a painting by:-P.S. Krøyer (Peder Severin)

see link – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skagen_Painters#/media/File:P.S._Kr%C3%B8yer_-_Summer_evening_on_Skagen%27s_Beach._Anna_Ancher_and_Marie_Kr%C3%B8yer_walking_together._-_Google_Art_Project.jpg


tulip room wallpaper







One of the “Skagen” painters, who I love, so fairly criminal in my book.

We will lose all of this historical wallpaper soon.

Will I miss any of it? No I b****y well won’t.

Yes Nicky, you found it charming , but that was after several glasses of Blanquette……


About coteetcampagne

Artist, period home maker, renovator, restorer, Francophile. My mission is to save the old stuff, one beautiful piece at a time
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13 Responses to Episode 109- Grotty French wallpapers I have had to to strip off…

  1. Is this shallow, I have table envy. (yummy table in your first picture)😉


    • Not shallow at all, I suffer from this kind of envy too
      This table was second vintage French purchase after we bought the hovel. With sanded and waxed top and painted legs will be even more beautiful.
      Bought wooden pelmet (18thC) and carved wardrobe from same Troc same week .
      Pelmet on our recent post re plasterboarding salon wall and wardrobe featured on earlier posts also


  2. What a massive challenge! With perseverance, the results will be amazing!


  3. Osyth says:

    It’s a curious feeling pressing like when the pictures are quite so disgusting! Love the reference to Eugene’s Axe, by the way 🙂


  4. bizzyella says:

    Those before pictures are really nasty. I say that only because the after photos show such a pleasant space. Given the amount of work you have had to do to transform your little home, I hope you got it for a song.


    • Well we think so, and happy to post the purchase & renovation numbers as people are curious and like to know what a similar project will cost
      House was 33k GBP (50,000 euros at the exchange rate back then)The original budget we set for the work (including trades and our own materials purchased for our bits) was sound and has only increased due to the inevitable rising costs of materials and more recent labour caused by unavoidable delays and life in general.
      37kGBP plus some on top for outside work. Believe me I have seen nothing over in our area for 70k that reaches my standards!!

      Argeles apartment was more for less space due to seaside location

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