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Episode 161- the kitchen ceiling, inspiration from 13th century Domaine at Luc-sur-Aude

You remember the horrible kitchen ceiling?  The one I demolished and then started wondering about half way through if the insulation tile was asbestos? horrible kitchen ceiling post In common with most old and some new French houses, the ceilings … Continue reading

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Episode 159- Working on the salon door

Do you remember the truly hideous door in the salon? This did not say “hello, I’m a French village house salon door” in any language. It’s sole merit was that it fitted, and adjusting reclaimed doors, or their frames, to fit … Continue reading

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What a day!

It’s glorious here in le vrai sud de France weatherwise; perhaps not the ideal day for running around. Down to the dechetterie with renovation detritus, all super-heavy. Then had we to get three big solid twelve foot roof joists down … 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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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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Restore, recycle, reuse, relook it, relove it

I have been blog-chatting with JP at https://husifrankrike.com/ where he and his wife have been musing on restoring features at their medieval village house ( also in the Aude) and perhaps commissioning replacement features. JP has what looks like a … 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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