The country table, as you now know, came from a Troc in Quillan. It is vile marmaladey treacle varnished over old pine. Paint the legs, strip and wax the top.
My four BIG chairs, will be painted and waxed- with what ? ****knows, I keep changing my mind. The split cane (cannage) backs will stay as they are.
The modest carvings will look very good after treatment. And Trevor is building an integral bench from part reclaimed wood for the other side of the table.
Will this room ever be as beautiful as this one found on mrandmrssmith.com?
You will note my temporary kitchen in the first photo. We cannot proceed further without laying the sub- floor insulation and the new “old” floor in here. Trevor has announced that it is his mission to lay the new floor this week…..watch this space.
Back to boiserie- the panel you can see on the table is four hundred year old oak of indeterminate European origin.The oldest thing in the house, apart from some of the walls.
And the carvings on the right, what shall I do with these? again, watch this space..