Friday, 5 March 2010

One Step Nearer...

Matt, the plasterer, has been and plastered up all the horrible bits and now it looks fab!

This side wall, in particular, had lots of holes and missing plaster where sockets and light switches had been put in...



At the window end of this wall you can see the old French bed which was in the shop when I bought it. I thought I was just lucky, until I noticed that the legs had been cut off!

Still, even if it would not be safe (or attractive) to weld new ones on, I guess someone could build a wooden base - maybe with storage drawers - and place the bed frame on it. As it will be too big to display in the shop (a generous single) I will be selling it.

Where the window is, in the opposite wall, there was only 1 thickness of brick, and I think this must have had a cupboard, or shelves, built in - rather like the big cupboard I dismantled upstairs. It looked like this...

...if you can see it - the bed was stored at this end of the shop originally!

Now it looks like this...

...Matt has done a lovely job!

Now, when you look from the front door, the shop looks like this...

...and from the stairs end, like this...


If you live near Le Dorat and need a plasterer, I can thoroughly recommend Matt!

Matt's wife, Mel, has a shop called Melangerie, which is a Mercerie and also sells supplies for card-making, patchwork etc, and is situated in the Place Charles de Gaulle, which is at the end of my street.

I'm off to England for a few days now, and when I come back the plaster should be dry enough to paint. Things are really moving now!

1 comment:

  1. Coming on well
    thanks for replying about glazing

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