The shop is progressing as fast as it can with only one old woman doing the work for a couple of hours each day! I seem to be better at the demolition than the decoration!
Yesterday I started work on what I like to call the Flamingo wall (pink paint; picture of flamingoes) - it used to look like this...
and yesterday I took off most of the plaster to reveal the lath structure underneath...
I'm planning to clean up the laths, neaten the earth and stone filling, make it secure with a coat of vitirificateur and leave it as a feature.
The top of the wall is an area between two beams and I plan to cut the plaster back at the edges of the wood uprights and leave a rectangle in each.
I'm not sure what to do here, but maybe a paint effect or stencil.
The room is starting to look like an architect's sampler, with exposed firebricks on the chimney-piece, the exposed stone wall by the window and now the lath and plaster... Methinks this will be the end of the wall nudity!
So today I will finish this wall (hopefully) and maybe get some painting done upstairs in the bedroom while the dust settles in the living room/kitchen!