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Les Chaises- repaired, restyled, refinished- Part 2

So you remember these four dining chairs posted a few days ago? https://coteetcampagne.wordpress.com/2016/08/15/saving-four-special-dining-chairs-for-someone-part-1/ below is after photos-  & if you want it, details of how we rescued these trashed pieces and turned them into desirable treasures are set out here. … Continue reading

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Les Chaises -saving four special dining chairs for someone – Part 1

This is what we started with. Four interesting and slightly unusual dining chairs in a terrible state. They had been in a  cellar in several inches of water and had rotten feet, damaged and stained seats and various bits of … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three- Boiserie, carved wood, dining furniture

Yes I know, this is a terrible picture, but it is the only one I have to hand that shows my kitchen diner at the French village house WITH DINING FURNITURE! The country table, as you now know, came from … Continue reading

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Painting furniture, paint recipes?

So what paint is best? well it depends of course on the purpose and position wood,metal, inside, outside, used daily etc etc These get left outside on the terrace for most of the summer and are going to need a … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three- sackcloth and stashes

I am currently thinking of reupholstering the seats of my old dining chairs in France with vintage coffee sacks I like the juxtaposition of raw stencilled fabric with a pretty painted chair There are a few things to consider with … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three- beyond the candelabra

Mmmm……..maybe should have dusted first? Housework way down on list again; note to self, must do some before Christmas. I bought these 19th c patinated metal candelabra for French village house because they are going into quite a simple and … Continue reading

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