Episode 147 part two- in which we show why we blew the b****y doors off


So, there were two of these horrible doors.We took them off and removed the chipboard lower shelves.wp-image-1366087786jpg.jpg


We put up these carved and gilded fruitwood panels that came from a Georgian house in the UK (1817) not as deep as our cupboard so Trev made footing pieces from 90 year old oak.


Not a great photo sorry . We finished by mounting this pair of oak “wings” and an old scallop shell motif found in a brocante.wp-image-472336123jpg.jpg





A little wax and a polish and voila!


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 part two- in which we show why we blew the b****y doors off

  1. Lynda says:

    Francetaste said: “You took an eyesore and made it not just inoffensive but outright gorgeous.”
    And may I add: Positively ingenious!

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  2. poshbirdy says:

    This looks amazing. Love those panels and it all blends seamlessly


    • Thanks P. I think it’s a classic example of my vision and Trev’s capacity to implement it working in harmony. He designed the footing panels himself and worked out how best to fix everything securely in place


  3. Ellen A. says:

    Beautiful panels, and the scallop shell goes so well there too. What color will you paint the inside wall and shelves?


    • Well. It’s very old lime plaster, with the patina of ages; so what I might do is apply a tinted wax , maybe grey? Just to give a protected finish and soften the spotting a bit.


      • Ellen A. says:

        Light grey sounds perfect – with some books and that lovely mirror, and maybe an ivy plant, if you like that sort of thing.

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      • Definitely some ivy. That mirror got put there temporarily (I promise the rest of that dodgy “display” is temporary too!) But I quite like it there now.
        It might also house an antique wooden radio that belonged to Trevor’ s father and possibly a collection of huge shells collected by my naval grandfather in the Caribbean.


  4. Osyth says:

    Clever doesn’t cover it, creative doesn’t come near! I need to invent a new word to cover what you two do … up-chic-ing peut être ❤️

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  5. francetaste says:

    OMG that is incredible!!!! Talk about transformation! Nobody has a right to complain about their ugly house again because it can be CHANGED and you are proof!

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