Saturday, January 16, 2021

A little update on my French shop reno

 Hi all. I can hardly believe I am posting for the third time in one month!!!! Crazy!!

I have got a bit done on my renovation of the French house and getting close to being able to put the roof on and finish all the exterior. Soon anyway. I am still a little unsure about how I will finish the exterior but will work on that. 

So top floor rooms. Firstly is the room the stairs open into. Lots to do here. It will be last to complete as I need to run wiring through it. A wall will be added on the left side of the room with a built in cupboard  to store linens and stuff. And the sewing table will also go here.

Here is the ante chambre where the desk will sit. A curtain will cover the clunkiness of the end of the wall panelling where it meets the large door. And a wallpaper border will go on after the ceiling beams have been added.


The main bedroom. I made a stone wall for the left, as you can see and feel moderately happy with how it turned out. The chest probably won't stay.



And the guest bedroom. I continued the stone wall into here because I wanted it to look like the joining wall with the house next door, and it has been stripped to expose the stone.


So that is the reconfigured top floor of the French shop. Still lots of tidying up to do but making progress! I love this house, and I wanted to retain a lot of the details of the original structure. And reconfiguring the top floor gave me more space to make the bedrooms larger.

Hope you all have a great week ahead! XX

19 comments:

  1. Looks great. I love that stone wall!

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    1. Thank you! Took a while to get the colour right but I like how it turned out!

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  2. Que bonito queda! me gusta mucho el muro con la piedra a la vista!
    Besos.

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    1. Thank you Pilar! I have seen many places in France with the stone exposed and thought it added an element of interest and authenticity. I like it too!

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  3. Tres Chic Shannon.
    I am drooling over the beds.

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    1. Thank you Carrie! Wouldn’t the beds be nice in real life? Especially if someone made them that neatly every day for us!

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  4. Hi Shannon! Those bedrooms look wonderful! The stone wall is a great idea! I love the beds you have... so French... so perfect! I'm glad you are making good progress... that always feels so encouraging when a project is going well! Keep up the great work! And stay safe! :):)

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    1. Hi Betsy. Thank you. I do miss the old version of this house but then again I really like the changes I made. And it makes more sense to me. Hope you are staying well too! X

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  5. I'm liking your plans for this and can't wait to see it all happen.

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    1. Wow, I didn’t reply! Sorry Irene! Thank you! Work has slowed but I am keen to get this done.

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  6. Hello Shannon. You are new voice on my blog. Glad you stopped by. No. I have not looked a the Chrysnbon but I will. Thank you for the suggestion. Your current project looks amazing and beautiful.

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  7. You are a new voice on my blog. Welcome. Thank you for suggesting the Chrysnbon bathroom. I hadn't considered that. Your current project looks amazing and beautiful.

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    1. Thanks Ann! Sorry for the delay in responding to your comment. Thanks for your lovely comment and no worries about the Chrysnbon bathroom!

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  8. I love to see the progress and hear about the plans - they sound amazing! I love the stone walls! And so many posts? I love it when you're inspired and on a roll! Keep them coming!

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    1. Thanks Jodi! I have a few things to blog but haven’t found the time. Keen to get moving on a few projects. It’s time for a refresh!

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