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Driza bone – or tiling by Tonto

So Trev went to war on the kitchen floor. This certainly looks like “warpaint” (PC alert- I hope no one is offended) In fact its the water/dust spray from his serious tile cutter. He says that the brick tiles I … Continue reading

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Sealing the shower- glass mosaic tiles

Do you remember the issues with the shower on the 2nd floor at the house? It is lined with six large panels of very beautiful silvery grey/blue granite. These are marked with 90 years of limescale but we are hoping … Continue reading

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Floored

We found the brick paviours. They will work in kitchen and the cave. We are NOT going to conveniently drop on the 34 square metres of reclaimed floor tiles or brick that we need, within our budget, the minute we … Continue reading

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Economication. That’s the name of the game.

So, ply is hard to find in France and relatively expensive. Chip board also. So in the first floor kitchen we put down a sub tile floor using our leftover stash of tongue and groove remnants; to be covered by … Continue reading

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Cold feet – and why just a few square metres of flooring is giving me another hovel related headache

Why do these small decisions choke up the narrative on these projects? The biggest decision is what property to buy, everything else after is relatively less onerous ; Right? Wrong! – and I am still “sweating the small stuff” here. … 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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Episode 135 Part 1 – the horrible kitchen ceiling

It’s not pretty is it, the kitchen ceiling? It does not shout ” French Country Village House” in any language.It’s got to go. It has been suggested that we board over it, but no. As we are gluttons for continuous … Continue reading

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