Episode 147 – in which we finally blow the b****y doors off!


I hate these sapele sixties doors. They were everywhere in the house when we acquired it. They are no use for repurposing any place and we can’t chop them up and throw them in the wood burner, so they’ll have to go to the dump.

They have done the job of protecting stuff from the builder’s dust and rubble for several years but the first floor is mostly muck-free  now so they can GO!

Behind them is a deep old cupboard inset into the two foot thick walls. Lined in ancient lime plaster it has some nice terrazzo inset shelves we will keep, plus two vile chipboard ones which will be joining the grotty doors at the dump.wp-image-1369763075jpg.jpg

These doors never closed properly so we held them together with this old stirring stick. I am almost nostalgic about this bit of rubbish; shall we give it a Viking funeral on the river?



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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14 Responses to Episode 147 – in which we finally blow the b****y doors off!

  1. Noel G20 says:

    I love the title of the post. I can almost hear Michael Caine saying it 🙂

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  2. Ah this is how I feel about the aluminum siding over my cornice and those yellow awnings! Can’t wait! Except I will wait probably until Spring 2017.


  3. Osyth says:

    Viking funeral? This could make the local news, I feel! I actually rather enjoy throwing things in those huge bins at the dechetterie and the man there is almost family now …. I imagine yours is too!

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  4. That must have been so satisfying. I can’t wait to see the new panels. Please post photos!


  5. bizzyella says:

    Oh, those are so bad. Removing those must have made you so happy! Now of course we all want to see the replacement, which will no doubt be given your usual exquisite finish treatments.

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  6. Ellen A. says:

    Amusing that you held the doors closed with the old stirring stick – as if it were a bolt across a pair of dungeon doors!

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  7. Nadia says:

    You will be pleased to see them go no doubt.


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