Tag Archives: painted

In which I admit it . I mostly hate new things

Another day in which I wear so many different hats that I need more than one head. A morning of intensive day-job work; then Very Quickly painting the kitchen wall because Trevor’s Monster Fridge is arriving earlier than expected. Congratulations … Continue reading

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The Terrace Bedroom- La Chambre Terrasse

Never let anyone tell you that you can do nothing with a room 2.3 metres wide and five metres long, except perhaps turning it into a bathroom. Remember this painted door from an earlier post? That’s on the other side … Continue reading

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Episode 156 part two – waxing a painted door

So, by popular request (at least THREE readers) here is how we roll when we refinish doors here at the French house. This technique is based on our finishes developed for our  painted furniture and gives a far tougher surface … Continue reading

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First furniture piece from the French studio

Here we have the first furniture rescue project since we installed ourselves in France. This little console table has been sitting around waiting for repair and tlc for a few years but kept being sidelined for major house projects. More … Continue reading

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Good Friday French Property P**n

Joyeuses Pâques! For no reason other than that I need a French Fix. I am currently in quicksand             http://www.zsazsabellagio.blogspot.com/ http://www.terresetdemeuresdefrance.com/ Not France, actually Amsterdam, but for the colour palette and painted ceiling http://www.peterkorver.com/ By … Continue reading

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Mixing materials

I am fascinated by the gorgeous mix of materials and colours in this one French house found on http://www.cotemaison.fr I like the change in colour on the stair risers at the door way. And the raw wood panelling on the … Continue reading

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The most wanted list – qu’est-ce que l’on veut?

So, what’s the old stuff we all want these days? I may not be able to give you the definitive answer to this burning question, but I can reveal the top five UK best sellers that the third quarter of … Continue reading

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