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Episode 162- The herringbone kitchen ceiling realised

From this left to this right-photos via these links first stage second stage How? We removed the grotty ceiling tiles (if you are following in our footsteps, PLEASE check that these tiles are not asbestos based!) Clean underside of ceiling … 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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Treasure hint

My name is Gill. I like to knock things down. Not gratuitously, you understand, but for sound aesthetic reasons. Having read Osyth’s latest post in which she reveals, literally, the underpinnings of her particular French village house, I am nostalgic for … Continue reading

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Episode 130, brut renovation part deux

Episode 130? Wow! Who knows where the time goes? Trev’s just said that this saga will run as long as Doctor Who. I do hope not. I love the new floor. Who would have  thought that  l would ever say … 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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Flipping French Floors #1

Builder’s debris, strong cleaners, constant sweeping and damp dusting, strong sunlight & no protection, years of benign neglect; no wonder My French Floors have had enough. Seeing the way the thirsty floor in the terrace bedroom soaked up the lime … Continue reading

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Episode 101-UK v France renovation materials costs comparison#2

France v UK prices & products Tools? Trevor, who likes to spend hours comparing prices and performance of these says that Mr. Bricolage & the Weldoms  chain   http://www.weldom.fr/ both have their own power tool range at rock bottom prices. … Continue reading

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