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Oh Fuite-ing Hell!

OK, what is this? Let me just confirm that it’s not one of my paint effects. It’s on the dining room ceiling. What’s above? The terrace. Dern, dern dern, dern, deeeerrrrrnnn……..

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Finishing a table top.

It’s a real pain when you find that , once you have laboriously taken bits of grotty  old varnish off your dining table, the stain once used on this piece has soaked right down into it and it’s STILL DIRTY … Continue reading

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Episode 146- Another retrospective- French house dining room- working with a narrow space

I am trying to remind myself that progress is being made at the village house, as well as giving newer followers the heads up on what we have actually achieved to date en France. The photo –left- is not exactly … Continue reading

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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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Friday French Property P**n Fix

My current obsessions are- *Kitchen dining storage –Left-http://decordeprovence.blogspot.co.uk/2011/04/spring.html I love open shelves, I know many don’t . We have them in the UK and they are no more hassle, cleaning wise, than cupboards with doors. *Small bedrooms- Right- thedecorista.tumblr.com I … Continue reading

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Episode 136 – In which Trevor takes a well earned break

I’ ve tried and tried to get in the whole new floor but the room is too long and the sun at the back window  makes it all look shinier than it is. So these pics are the Best I … Continue reading

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