Life at № 42 by E.M. Coutinho
First things first, I’ve been doing the interiors of the cabinets in the scullery. They were plain and boring – completely unrefined. So I thought I’d add a bit of interest by mimicking the look of Chinese/Japanese lacquer. Now you open the doors and BANG! A little bit of wonderful.
Also at number 42, we’ve agreed on a piece for the space above the stairs. This has taken security council style negotiations with Mike using his veto powers a bit too enthusiastically. So when he finally said he liked something I bought it before he had a chance to change his mind.
It covers most of that wall, so it’s like it was made for the space!
Number 42 is going to be photographed for a book on historical architecture in Occitanie on the coming 20th.
Also, I’m finally starting (again!) sorting through boxes from Spain deciding (again!) what artwork we’re keeping and what we’re selling to get more appropriate things for this house. Mike thinks we should only keep stuff we’re both thrilled with. I should be done doing all this by now, but alas.
It’s 14 degrees and sunny today which is a lovely change from what has been nearly a month of cold.