Tag Archives: terrazzo

Episode 147 – in which we finally blow the b****y doors off!

I hate these sapele sixties doors. They were everywhere in the house when we acquired it. They are no use for repurposing any place and we can’t chop them up and throw them in the wood burner, so they’ll have … Continue reading

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From France- one corner looking ok

A little snippet of a snap showing one corner of our rapidly improving French salon. The eclectic mix of objects captured here says quite a lot about us. The “temporary” music centre Trev bought THE MINUTE we completed on the … Continue reading

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The nearly Thursday Three

Likely to be busy tomorrow so here we are “mecredi”. You can catch a glimpse of terrace bedroom paint effect above, plus I have decided to use the terrazzo skirting reclaimed  from tulip bedroom in here. It has little chips … Continue reading

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Episode 93- Hidden historic details #1-Terrazzo finishes

OK, our Maison  may not be as grand and glamourous as this one on  http://www.thisoldhouse.com , but  we have old terrazzo staircases and we have discovered that under layers of dust, dirt and caked on cement, we do have some … Continue reading

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Episode 43- French restoration, let your imagination run riot!

renovation, restoration, use YOUR imagination.. You may not have  a resident nutcase in the attic (I zoomed in on this photo and found a deranged looking Trevor peering through the tulip room window!) but if you are buying a modestly … Continue reading

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Episode 36- Safe(r) stairs stories

renovation, restoration, elevations..2011 We are now used to our typically twisty stairs in France, even though as yet we have no hand rails ! In the usual local Languedocciene style, both sets of stairs in the house turn through 90 … Continue reading

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