dimanche 20 novembre 2011

Perfect persiennes.......

I have been looking for months and months for matching sets of shutters to use in the renovation here at the chateau. But...not for outside, they are to go inside the windows in the new salon. Today I found just what I was looking for.....

Narrow old folding shutters called "Persiennes".....................

All the old fittings.....................

..............and all divine!! I am going to strip them ( no that`s a lie.... I am going to take them to Monsieur Bertrand!) and leave them just as they come out of the stripping tank with little touches of the old paint still visible.

There were a few extra too and I had to bring them home as I can feel a few being joined together and a folding screen coming on!

They fit so well that I couldn`t have had any custom made that would do a better job.

I am so glad I waited until they came along as patience is not really one of my virtues! I am the kind of person who starts a sentence with " Can you just help me to".....and finishes it with " its okay - forget it...I`ve done it" !!

A demain mes belles!

4 commentaires:

  1. Gorgeous, just what I would like to find next to my Christmas tree xxxx

  2. Looking forward to seeing the screen when you make it.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  3. Ooooooo worth the wait, they are totally devine!
    I am coming to the Chateau so we can have our picture taken together ;) xxx

  4. Fab! Well worth waiting for Shirley.
    Patience is definitely a virtue this time....
    Julie x