Beautiful finds / 10.07.2017

These last few months we worked very hard to finish two more rooms in the house. First of al we wanted to create a new bedroom for my son with a bathroom. My son is visually impaired (tests say he only sees 10% but nobody can tell me what that really means) and he has limited use of his left hand. We therefor wanted to create a bathroom with easy shower access, a bench to sit on while showering and lots of contrasts. I also looked for a...

Beautiful finds / 23.06.2017

Before I knew my British partner I didn’t really know the UK. Yes, of course I had visited London a few times, just for business and holiday weekends. My partner is born and raised in Kent. He comes from a town about 45 minutes by train to London. During our first two years together I have spent a lot of time in the UK and I really had a chance to get to know the way of life there much better. First of all, the supermarkets. Anything you can...

Beautiful finds / 02.06.2017

Do you remember last week's post on all our beautiful finds from the local flea market? This week I was anxious to find a nice place for everything in our house. The coffee table and the two stools were in need of a makeover. I decided to start on the coffee table, thinking it would not be too much work. I already imagined to discover a beautiful wood inlay on the table top. The slight pattern under the thick layer of paint had made me curious. Could this...

Beautiful finds / 26.05.2017

Spring time is for many people also a time of cleaning their house, throw unnecessary items, and even doing some redecorating. In this time of the year each village in our area will organise a 'vide grenier', this means literally 'clean out your attic'.  Going to vide greniers is one of my favorite activities. Nathalie and I decided not to go this time at four o'clock in the morning like some 'professional' treasure hunters do. We don't need to find amazing valuable antiques, as we like to get furniture...