Wednesday, 18 March 2015

busy getting dirty...



Bonjour mes belles,

What have I have doing? One must ask and it is a question that I ask myself daily.

Yesterday I spent 4 hours cleaning this stone wall. Each piece of stone was black and had to be individually cleaned. A very dirty job and I was pleased when I had finished.

Whilst  I was doing it  I could hear my  father telling me that anything that boys can do, we girls can also do.  Merci to my darling Dad as it was this that got me through this task and the kiwi in me that refuses to give up when things get tough.

Not a huge restoration project by any means, but it has had it's moments and I will be happy when it is finished and I am at the hanging chandelier stage....

Tomorrow the wall is being pointed which means that it will look cleaner with the surface of the stones being left as highlights, if that makes any sense. I will post a photo when it is finished.

We found this wall when we  gained access to the attic and it now has a new life as a feature wall, on the mezzanine floor.

I like to think of it as a piece of living history...

à demain, Leeann x

3 comments:

  1. The wall already looks good. So when it is repointed it will be fab.
    Rosezeeta.

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  2. Leeann it is wonderful. I love stone walls and this is a treasure!
    Xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena

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  3. Leeann it is wonderful. I love stone walls and this is a treasure!
    Xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena

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