My Mazamet

Life at № 42

Early February in Mazamet. A little bit of wonderful.

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.

32 comments on “Early February in Mazamet. A little bit of wonderful.

  1. Steve Ruis
    February 1, 2019

    How did you “simulate” the lacquer, providing I suspect a more robust surface (to stand up to the scuffing of things being placed on the shelves)?

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  2. foolsmusings
    February 1, 2019

    I quite like the contrast between the inside and outside of the cabinets. Screw you and your 14C, it’s -19C this morning here. Oh and doesn’t compromise suck? I’m sure it was losers who came up with that.

    Liked by 2 people

    • The Pink Agendist
      February 1, 2019

      We spent much of January hovering around 5 degrees and with much grey. Awful! And yes, compromise is a pain. Exhausting!

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  3. Esme upon the Cloud
    February 1, 2019

    Perfect wall hanging for the space, really beautiful item that is.

    Well done you on your painting skills as well, a touch of drama when one opens the closet is always a fine thing.

    – Esme of Cloud fame

    Liked by 3 people

  4. inspiredbythedivine1
    February 1, 2019

    The “scullery” looks great. I LOVE the word “scullery”. It reminds me of an old Laurel and Hardy movie I saw as a kid, I forgot which one, where they are in the army, screw up, and get sent to the scullery to scrub dishes. Rarely hear anyone use that word much any more.

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  5. Kris Jennings
    February 1, 2019

    I have cabinets just like that! (Well my interior red is more of a burnt brick but same idea). My house will not be photographed by anyone, however. 😉 We’re very excited for a balmy weekend of 2degrees Celsius!!

    Liked by 2 people

  6. Diana MacPherson
    February 1, 2019

    -12* and sunny today here which is a nice change from -20*. *Windchill not included.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Merilee
    February 1, 2019

    I LOVE that red!!

    Liked by 2 people

    • The Pink Agendist
      February 2, 2019

      Me too! I tried a total of four (painting whole doors), and this one was the one which looked like it had been there for a very long time.

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Sirius Bizinus
    February 1, 2019

    That’s an excellent job on the scullery. Very well done.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Anony Mole
    February 2, 2019

    I spoke too soon. But scullery cabinets? Droll (but necessary). And the corner wall? Are we becoming constrained in our expansion of influence on our environment? How about a wine cellar dug down into the chalky substrate below? A fallout shelter for the coming apocalypse!

    Liked by 2 people

    • The Pink Agendist
      February 2, 2019

      This house has two wine cellars. One is open and has fittings for barrels, the other is small and behind a door with multiple locks as it was meant for fine wines 🙂

      Liked by 2 people

      • Anony Mole
        February 2, 2019

        Cool. (I’ll bet it is, too…) One could age all kinds of things down there, I’m guessin’ (cheese, salami, grandmothers…)

        Liked by 2 people

  10. Judi Castille
    February 2, 2019

    Fabulous colour. Gets the juices flowing.

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  11. Bela Johnson
    February 3, 2019

    LOVE the cabinets! The upstairs is really coming together as well. Fun times! 🎉

    Liked by 1 person

  12. acflory
    February 3, 2019

    Oh dear god, I love your pantry! That colour is exquisite, and I don’t use that superlative lightly. I want!

    Ahem, the tapestry? is lovely too. Grats on getting Mike to agree. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Dwight Doskey
    February 4, 2019

    Love it. Cannot believe I have not done a similar treatment at home. Thank you.

    Liked by 1 person

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