Episode 141- French property P*** again!

thishandcraftedlife.com chinoiserieWhatever the climate, politically, creatively, economically or meteorologically I still need a French Property P**n Fix today.

Left-From this handcrafted life via Pinterest https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/541909767644586378/



Right- from paintingsilove.compaintingsilove.com pinterest

Link seems to have disappeared

That is a PAINTING!

Look at that CEILING!

Look at those COLOURS!

Lovelovelovelove it.


I was all ready to post (pre Brexit ranting, raging and weeping) some of my decorative flourishes in the dining room-below-over the waxed grey walls and achieved by transferring the ghost of a traditional French damask(damas) stencil motif then hand painting in white and grey.

Then I got upset, then I thought… to hell with it all. I’m still standing.

The shape of the panels at each side were influenced by my French pelmet- so both authentic and effective I believe…




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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17 Responses to Episode 141- French property P*** again!

  1. Lynda says:

    I am in love with that painting.


  2. Noel G20 says:

    Been a little busy, so I am now catching up: and I am delighted to see you are still posting ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Exquisite photos – such detail ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Chris says:

    What a brilliant idea I have been thinking about what I could do with a bedroom wall, wonderful thank you. The French rooms are gorgeous, the colours wow. I agree with you no matter what we are still standing

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  5. bizzyella says:

    Wow. Amazing. You could give workshops.

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  6. Osyth says:

    Well the painting is, of course pure filth ๐Ÿ˜‰ Your resultant work is stunning …. really fabulous – you are extemely talented and we are now really beginning to see just how talented, I think. As for making us yawn … those that don’t want the detail will skim through and those that are really interested will stay with you. I suggest you give a teeny precis at the top for the yawners and a warning that there is a detailed explanation to follow for the die-hards. I for one am really looking forward to it ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. francetaste says:

    I second interest in the details!
    I don’t quite get the second picture–which part is a painting? the whole thing?

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  8. Ellen A. says:

    Gorgeous! Both your inspirations and final product. One day I’d love to hear a step by step explanation of such a “ghost” transfer. Beautiful result.

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