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17 juillet 2011 7 17 /07 /juillet /2011 19:27

Dear readers,

 

Chers lecteurs,

 

Here's an update of the Little White House's "course of renovation".

 

Voici des nouvelles des travaux de la Petite Maison.

 

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That sponge-Bob-painted wall HAD TO disappear. Picture was taken right before the renovation began, so it's a little bare and the old sofa doesn't have its usual slipcover on.

 

Le mur avec peinture genre Bob l'éponge devait disparaître. Un an à vivre avec était mon maximum. La photo a été prise juste avant les travaux, donc c'est un peu vide.

 

Can you see the weird square at the bottom of the wall? That's where the fireplace used to be.

 

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Vous voyez ce petit carré dans le bas du mur? C'est ce qui reste de la cheminée...

 

I was kind of hoping that maybe behind the drywall would be a nice little old stone fireplace...

 

J'espérais découvrir une jolie petite cheminée en pierre derrière le placo...

 

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Here's the wall as we found it when the drywall was removed. Under it were two layers of wall papers, one of them being really old and truly vintage; and a layer of wattle and daub (had to check that on wikipedia and therefore learn a new English word!)... But no fireplace: as you can maybe see on the picture, it had been removed and filled with concrete.

 

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Mais sous le placo, nous avons trouvé plusieurs couches de papier peint, dont un vraiment vieux et vintage à souhait, une couche de torchis, mais pas de cheminée: le manteau a été détruit un jour inconnu de l'histoire de la maison et rempli de béton...

 

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That big hole could have been a black hole of dispear... But I thought it was just one more challenge! I already have an idea on what I could do to have one day a nice fireplace... It will just have to wait a little because the main thing right now is to pay for the new concrete foundation slab.

 

Ce grand trou dans le mur aurait pu être un trou noir de désespoir après avoir longtemps rêvé d'une belle cheminée... Mais en fait cela a remis mon cerveau en route pour trouver de nouvelles idées.

 

I think it's time for a big thank-you.

I'd like to thank all the people who organise wonderful blog parties on the Internet: thanks to you and all the talented partier, it's just amazing how fast I was able to think of different ideas for that fireplace. Thibaut, who you can see in the above picture, was really surprised that I came up with a new plan in two days!

 

The wall still needs to be cleaned and then new joint will be added between the stones, so that it'll look something like the guest bedroom wall:

 

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Quand les pierres auront été nettoyées et rejointoyées, cela devrait à peu près ressembler au mur de la cahmbre d'amis que l'on peut voir au dessus.

 

If you have any idea on the fireplace, feel free to speak your mind in the comments.

 

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                                                                                     Almost there... Je m'y crois presque...

 

 

Magali, from her parent’s house  

 

 

Joining some of those inspiring parties that make my mind full of ideas!

 

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kristin 20/07/2011 17:44


I can't wait to see the room finished, it's going to be gorgeous!
Thanks for linking up!
XO
Kristin


Apol 19/07/2011 11:26


A renovation blog - I love it, and will keep returning to see how things are coming along. Good luck!


littlewhitehouse.over-blog.com 19/07/2011 21:04



Thanks: you're always welcome at the Little White House. Things are changing slowly... but it's still very far from a "Home Sweet Home".



Mam 18/07/2011 14:10


Je t'imagine bien brodant ou lisant devant ta cheminée... alors un peu de patience...


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