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Episode 148- In which we can see the wood for the trees

Just in case my recent posts have suggested that we are galloping toward the finishing line, here is hard proof that we are not. This is the workshop ceiling. The big beam left to right used to hold up half … Continue reading

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Episode 140 – the phoenix will rise, eventually

I have been prompted to post today by three things really- after reading about  Poshbirdy’s mammoth work on “de-guano-ing” her attic in her recent post on 23/05/16 “L’Air de Pigeons“; https://poshbirdyblog.wordpress.com/ I had also been looking at the photos on … Continue reading

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Episode 98: renovation, restoration, insulation

Well, there’s a striking ceiling treatment Thank you… http://parvum-opus.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/michelde-montaigne.html What do they do in the winter?  where is the insulation? Combining the original,  the beautiful, and the practical is a whole art form in itself. Whilst I would love to … Continue reading

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Episode 94- Hidden historic details #2- Beams and roof timbers

Regular readers  will recall that half our house (the bit that isn’t the barn) is supported by three huge beams,which clearly received only the most cursory attention between being trees and holding our hybrid hovel up. 1) The rather beautiful … Continue reading

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Episode 93- Hidden historic details #1-Terrazzo finishes

OK, our Maison  may not be as grand and glamourous as this one on  http://www.thisoldhouse.com , but  we have old terrazzo staircases and we have discovered that under layers of dust, dirt and caked on cement, we do have some … Continue reading

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Episode 42- TULIP FEVER!

renovation, restoration, yet another explanation …………. Why oh why? -you ask- do we call  thebedroomthathadnowindowandasaggingceiling the tulip room? Because, dear reader, it has the unrestorable (sadly) remains of vintage hand printed authentic French wallpaper with red and aubergine tulips on … Continue reading

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