Thursday, 20 November 2014

Chipping Away

We’re making steady progress with the lounge. Most of the cement is off apart from some under the windows and the recess. My job is to get the remainder of the paint off plus any little bits of cement. Its slow work resulting in sore hands and arms, but its nice to see how much its changed. We took the render off above the fireplace to reveal the lovely stones there, but disappointingly they are badly burnt, so will be rendered over. The potager in the corner had been covered in crepi and painted. The holes for the pots had been filled with stones and cemented over and the same was done for the bottom door where the ash goes. Why would anyone do that to a piece of history??? And on top of that the beautiful Charantaise cupboard doors were sold. Our neighbour found some photos of how it used to look, so we hope to get some made to look the same.

Lounge
Lounge 2
Lounge 1

10 comments:

  1. Keep up the good work, it will look so lovely when it is done, what a shame about the potager, some people have no idea, xx

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    1. It is a shame, but hopefully we will bring it back to its former glory x

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  2. Wow lots of work but sure it will all be worth it in the end. Bonne chance. Have a good week, Diane xx

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    1. It is lots of work but quite satisfying seeing things progress x

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  3. Super progress and a lot of very hard work. Bravo.

    Looking forward to seeing it all when finished.

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    1. Thanks, not sure it will ready this year as we have the hall to do as well. Trying to get the dusty jobs out of the way before we do the pretty ones x

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  4. Well you definitely have your work cut out ( get the pun) but I must say looking exceptionally good, you both must be very proud of your achievements. Well done looking fab, xxxxx

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    1. Good joke Nattie :) It is looking good but still so much more to do.

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  5. Love seeing how the house is gradually changing. Do you have the photo of how the doors used to look? Xx

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    1. I do and they were beautiful. I was quite sad when I saw them. Hopefully we can find or make something similar x

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