Tag Archives: metal

The Thursday Three- Coat hooks, plinth, coffee table;Patère crochets, socle, table basse

What attracted me to this table? the shape, the weight, the solidity, the shelf, the carving detail, the legs. Classic scallop shell motif and canné (split cane ) shelf Found in UK but feels French to me. Wait and see what … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three- Introducing metal elements

You know I love my old wrought iron pieces-example left- and see my earlier post:- https://coteetcampagne.wordpress.com/2014/09/19/the-thursday-three-any-old-iron-some-scrap-it-some-give-it-house-room/ I have been searching for vintage doors to either replace some nasty mid-fifties ones or to fit into the newly opened up doorways. This … Continue reading

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Episode 123 – more on the door

It’s not as easy as 123, by the way… And, yes, this is probably Most Bizarre Photo Of 2015. What’s going on with the end of his nose? Who needs a Punch & Judy show? Trev still had a sense … Continue reading

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Episode 117- Re-purposing old original doors

http://robbinsrealtygroup.com/2015/04/17/barn-door/ I have been obsessing for ages about what to do with the old cave door-below – https://coteetcampagne.wordpress.com/2013/11/28/episode-16-the-doors-part-1/ ‎ It doesn’t fit, the wind blows around and through it and there is insufficient light coming through the two dinky little … 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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