what comes first.....horse or cart?

Bonjour mes belles,

I started writing this post yesterday afternoon and never got around to finishing it.

It has been almost 4 years since I finished renovating Maison No.20 and I had forgotten how much time it took designing the layout of each of the rooms.

We are in the process of starting a new project and yesterday I found a fabulous basin for the bathroom, which is identical to one that you see above. It was a stroke of luck as we went into a local hardware store to buy some "no parking" signs for our garage and I thought while I was there I would have a quick look at their bathroom section. End result I bought the last basin that they had in stock so I am a happy girl as that is one less thing to worry about and French Boyfriend likes it.

The bath and the basin were the easy parts, the shower  is something that I am still working on hence it involves wading through catalogues and searching on pinterest for ideas of models that could work.

Which brings me to the title of today's post....what comes first....horse or cart?

In terms of the bathroom I decided that I would buy most items first and then get the plumber in. It is difficult as you need to have an idea as to what you are having but at the same time do not want to buy something that will be complicated to install.

Fortunately French Boyfriend is proving to be an asset on the technical side of things and I am sticking to the design with input from him and a few friends that have renovated some fabulous places.

I have decided that a slow and steady approach is required and I will tackle each part as I get to it.

I am now off to clear a space in the garage as the bath is being delivered this morning.....exciting times!

à demain, Leeann x 


  1. Looking forward to watching this project as it progresses. Finding just the right thing for a room can be frustrating here, especially in the country, where choices are limited. Bon courage

  2. Taking your time means it will turn out beautiful! We need to renovate our guest bathroom to make it more functional...some day. We did purchase new toilets a month ago for both of our bathrooms and it makes a huge difference.

  3. Leeann I think it is wonderful they way you are thoughtfully pulling it all together. You will need some wonderful large French market baskets for your towels etc!

    The Arts by Karena

  4. So need to work on 2 of my bathrooms, desperate help in an up date, starting with the vanities.

    Taking time will help on the best decisions ..... :)


  5. Bonjour Leeann
    I am excited about your new project.
    can't wait to hear all about it.
    I will be back in my French house in Sept.
    I hope to visit you if I can get away from the construction zone.

    take care
    Julie xx


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