FRENCH FIXER UPPER
|Posted on June 2, 2019 at 4:20 PM||comments (456)|
Y: CYN TERESE OFFICE REDO
When I think of Castles, Knights in shining armor come to mind. But those walls of stone, soaking up moisture keeping the interiors cool in summer and colder in winter, eventually begin to rot anything that sits against them for too long.
That is exactly what happened in my small office space in the far north west corner of the house. The fact that a massive downspo...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 2, 2019 at 3:20 PM||comments (90)|
BY CYN TERESE
IT HAS BEEN A WHILE
Whilst we make plans, life happens. I believe that saying is attributed to "Beautiful Boy" by Lennon but the sentiment can be traced back to an article in Reader's Digest written by Allen Saunders in 1957. No matter who says it, it is still a universal truth and we must be flexible enough to go with the flow.
I'd planned on moving on to the kitchen an...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 9, 2018 at 2:15 AM||comments (100)|
By Cyn Terese My French Fixer Upper Part Two
A frequently asked question is why did I choose this house? What made this house stand out above all the rest?
If you are following this special blog post and have read Part One, you already know that I’...Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 27, 2017 at 3:35 AM||comments (86)|
By Cyn Terese My French Fixer Upper Part One
I know some of you have asked why France? Others have asked why I chose this house?
The answers to those questions are complicated, to say the least. But the truth is that it all started with a late afternoon phone call from my Doctor informing me that the test results indicated I had lung cancer. Since I hadn’t smoked anything since I wa...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 12, 2017 at 3:20 PM||comments (81)|
By Cyn Terese Foyer Redo
Some things are just meant to be, no matter how hard you try otherwise.
I’m talking about focal points. Any interior designer will tell you that a room’s focal point should enhance the room’s most important feature, because that is where you want to draw the eye.
Take this room, for example.
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|Posted on October 10, 2017 at 2:15 PM||comments (104)|
By Cyn Terese on Salon Wall Redo
I wish I could say that the exterior problems causing moisture buildup within the front wall of the Salon were fixed but the sad truth is … Well, let’s just say, they...Read Full Post »
|Posted on September 27, 2017 at 5:35 PM||comments (71)|
By Cyn Terese Salon Floor Redo
You know what they say about making plans? Best learn to be spontaneous because Murphy is in the house!
Now, before you go wondering who Murphy is and why he is living with me in my house I will only say this, you’ve already met him: he is that invisible little beast that will reign havoc o...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 7, 2017 at 3:15 PM||comments (100)|
By Cyn Terese What's Happening Now
Since I posted my last blog entry, much has been done on my French Fixer Upper. Although I had to hire out some of the wor...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 21, 2016 at 3:50 PM||comments (61)|
I wish I could say that I like to save packing material because I want to save the planet by keeping it out of the landfill.
But the truth is that I find it fascinating. It comes in all shapes and sizes; it looks like an art project all its own; and I can always find an alternate...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 15, 2016 at 6:55 PM||comments (74)|
By Cyn Terese on Windows
No one really knows how glass was discovered.
Obsidian, the naturally occurring black glass found on the edges of volcanoes, has been used by many societies since the Stone Age to make sharp tools like knives, spears and arrowheads.
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