Monday, 12 July 2010

busy, busy, busy........

{maison No. 20 cuisine}


Did your weekend whiz by? Ours seemed to whiz past before we knew it and Monday/lundi is upon us again.

It was very hot here and hopefully a storm will arrive later today, to cool things down a bit.

As you can see from the above picture the kitchen is progressing and we have the splasback above the stove to go and then a few finishing touches such as hooks under shelves etc. I always find that the bigger pieces of work are easier than the finishing details as I can spend hours sourcing particular items - maybe this is just me.

Yesterday was spent painting an old antique iron bed which I am planning on putting in one of the apartments at Maison No. 20.

I have painted it in my latest favourite Farrow and Ball colour "Charleston Gray" and it is looking fabulous. Once it is finished I will show you a photo......

Also on my painting list is a couple of antique bedside tables which I picked up for the princely sum of 10 euros - merci beaucoup Martine! and will be using these in our bedroom.

So that is pretty much our weekend, how was yours? I am now off to start the ironing/repassage before it gets too hot!

Je vous souhaite à tous une semaine heureuse et merveilleuse

L x

10 comments:

  1. Great progress Leeann....it always feels good when the finishing touches are the thing that takes our attention...might be tough choosing but so fun too....good luck with it, xv.

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  2. Leeann..I enjoy hearing and watching your progress. I saw an old antique iron bed in a garden display at Hampton Court Palace recently. Most of the objects were rusted but beautiful all the same. I kept thinking about what a lick of paint would do for them but some things look better in their natural state...in this case they did for sure.

    My weekend...in a bathing suit and a sarong all weekend and I live in Surrey. Four years in Auckland and I did not do that once. It brought back memories of a typical summer weekend in Sydney.

    Cool weather is blowing in..I guess this is typical English weather..blast!

    Best wishes for a wonderful week!!

    Jeanne:)

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  3. Looking great! Is that a mirror in the pic? Love it!
    xxx

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  4. Looks beautiful. You sound like an Aussie/Kiwi... waiting for a storm to cool things down! A-M xx

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  5. I love sourcing the little details too Leeann - the finishing touches make all the difference. It must be so exciting to see it all coming together so beautifully. xx

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  6. Of course your weekend flew by - look how much you accomplished!!! I hope you took the time to enjoy yourself as well, and I look forward to seeing photos of things as you finish them~
    Have a lovely week my friend,
    xx

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  7. Hi Leeann!
    When you look back at your beginning pictures a few years down the road I'll bet you'll think:HOW DID WE DO ALL THAT?????
    Glad you are still enjoying Maison # 20. Maryanne;)

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  8. I know what you mean, every time you turn around its "lundi" again. WOOOSH!
    You are really making progress. CANT WAIT to come for a stay someday!
    Come by for a giveaway if you'd like.
    Warmly,
    Angela

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  9. Hi Leeann,

    I love the photo of your new kitchen, and yes, it is the finishing touches that can take time, to finish and get right. I look forward to seeing the finished bed and cabinets.

    Happy week
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  10. I just love that arched mirror! Really looking forward to seeing your finishing touches. You've been working very hard I see. ~Lili

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