Episode 126 part (1) – October progress, yes, we did a bit, quite a bit actually

salon progressYes we did a bit in France, and here is the first instalment.

I finished the painted skirtings in marmotte#3 and Liberon lime wax so if I swish a damp mop over the finished floors (not done yet) it won’t take all that dainty paint off.

Shows up state of adjoining spaces. ha

The skinny antiqued metal border gives just the right amount of pizazz  to our humble village house salon and ties in proportionately with the two boxed in beams

Sorry about the quality of these photos, painted skirtings 1my smartphone is not very smart, or maybe that’s me ? Probably…

All done in here apart from floor finish .

Heartfelt handy hint- leave that till last!!!!!!

metallic border


The metallic paint catches the light so prettily

( and highlights our glamourous work boots..)

I achieved this with what felt like miles of “Frogtape” now widely available in France at last.

VERY BIG HINT ALERT -Do not waste your time on any other masking tape because you will bitterly regret it

Even makes sense of the unused hideous-half-fireplace, which we recently found was actually one quarter of an ancient kitchen fireplace in what was a double height room incorporating workshop below

see below- before and after

remnant of stone fireplace before remanant of stone fireplace after


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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15 Responses to Episode 126 part (1) – October progress, yes, we did a bit, quite a bit actually

  1. poshbirdy says:

    It looks gorgeous. It’s a beautiful room and shows all the care that has gone into it x


  2. Osyth says:

    Gosh, progress indeed … you were busy bees on your last sojourn (but I rather think you always are!) I actually love that half fireplace – it’s whacko for sure but it looks well in the space now. I’ll be most interested to see the floor finish when it happens …. my second divorce was precipitated by the finish of a floor once upon a nightmare!

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    • Ha
      So you are a double -divorcee? Me to!
      I do love the fireplace, now I know it can safely be considered a “feechur”.!!
      Trev wanted to rip it out, but as it supports a chimney and a bedrooom , would have meant practically rebuilding that corner of the house .
      Minimal intervention is my motto, once basic needs have been addressed.

      And you are spot on as usual.
      There are many of these wacky features throughout our formerly incoherent house; but I am slowly making sense of them

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