There's a really narrow wall between the living-room window and the door. Here you can see it before renovation began.
Il y a un petit morceau de mur bien étroit entre la fenêtre du salon et la porte. Le voilà dans toute son orangitude d'avant les travaux...
After phase one (out of 66 probably!) of renovation, which included getting rid of all things orange on the walls, tearing down the ugly sliding doors and ripping apart the white tiles, I was on the look out for a small piece that would be tiny enough to fit on the wall, but still could hide some of the junk I could no longer put away in the cupboard that no longer existed!
Je cherchais donc, une fois le mur blanchi, un petit meuble à mettre là. Deux problèmes: il me fallait quelque chose de pas cher et de dimensions réduites... Evidemment, j'ai farfouillé sur Le Bon Coin.
As usual, I couldn't afford something new, so I started browsing the Internet... And I found something that was just the right size...
I really liked the shape of it, and I couldn't be too picky, given it was really difficult to find the right size... But those handles, not really what I had in mind...
(Did you notice the wall isn't orange anymore?)
Pile les bonnes dimensions... Un petit côté anglais qui m'a tout de suite séduite... Un prix à la portée de ma bourse... Mais alors, ces poignées... euh, comment dire?
Sunddenly, I remembered I had some extra handles I had removed from a bed drawers.
The side was not perfect...
Still, I decided not to paint as I loved the unvarnished look of the wood. I sanded and waxed it... I used my favourite Libéron wax.
Le voilà, après un petit ponçage et un petit cirage.
Here it is after all the little TLC it needed and deserved.
The only new thing is the little cat : its job is too protect the piece from people (me for instance) who would open the door too violently...
The real cat approved of the "new" piece.
Le chat a adopté le nouveau meuble immédiatement.
Now, I'm on the lookout for something to put above it... I have several ideas... Now I must find something in my price range... Something very cheap, then... Any ideas?
Je cherche quelque chose à mettre au-dessus. Vous avez des idées?
I like to mix very French things like the lamp and very English things, like this cupboard... If you like French vintage clothings and handbags, you'll find what you're looking for by visiting La Minuinette, my cousin's etsy shop (can't believe she opened hers before mine)... She has a wonderful eye for French vintage fashion items and will be delighted to send you those wherever you live... The link is in my sidebar... Have fun!
Magali, from a nearly furnished Little White House xxx
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