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Small steps and hot French finds

Little bits done this week. Finished laying terre cuite hearth in salon, edging next. Also finally decided on floor finish for wet/cooker wall in kitchen. Whilst loading said option, I spotted this chaux (lime) based natural paint in Brico-Depot in … Continue reading

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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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Faïence in France – Tile Style- Getting it just right

http://www.faience-ponchon.com/ http://www.homeceramics.com.tn/Content/Pages/Faience-gres.html   There are some gorgeous kitchen tiles available right now, and I was very tempted by these mixed designs- above- for a while, and they may well have worked Chez Nous, but as ever I am drawn back to … Continue reading

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Some you win some you lose

It’s a miracle! The last row of insulation batts going under the kitchen floor butted up perfectly against our crazy walls. REE….sult. The last whole plank of wood under the window is tough to get in as no room on … Continue reading

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Buying Property in France- A cautionary tale

Just to let you know, I now take requests.See “Taste of France” blog- https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/37172339/posts/1025435832 The area around Puivert is mentioned. Very pretty, has a chateau & museum, too cold for me. It took a while for us to find out … Continue reading

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Episode 138- I like whitewashed floors but they have to WORK- so- a practical and tough floor finish for you

We started with this Gascony Pin-maritime from France’s oldest managed forest. This is a clean, hard pine, with less knots than many, and those knots found have a low resin content, so bleed is less of an issue. Trev says … Continue reading

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Episode 137 – Moody hues

So, Trev’s light finished floor , off white ceiling, and pale putty panelling have changed the way the light moves around this long room dramatically. The kitchen cabinetry , corner cupboard, chairs and bench will all be enrobed in off … Continue reading

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