vendredi 4 septembre 2015

A fine mist covers the chateau.....

The chateau is shrouded in a fine mist.......... 

                       How we look this morning

.......but not a mist coming in from the marsh though. It is a mist from the powder as the old, battered 1950s render is removed from the exterior walls.

When we found the chateau the old render was filthy dirty and would not clean. So we decided to try painting it but we never felt entirely happy with the result.

We received a quote from a French company to renew the old render and decided that 42,000 euros sounded like we would be refurbishing every house in the village, and not just our four walls!!! 

After we got up off the floor having collapsed in shock after receiving that quote we decided to see what was actually beneath the old render - and held our breath as Mark put hammer to chisel and chipped a small portion off.

The old stone looked fine so he carried on a little more and now....VOILA!!! She is looking very elegant as the work continues.

She hasn`t stood resplendent showing off  her original stone for 60 years - but now she can again.

I can live with the dust and mist for these results!!

                       How we used to look originally

We tried painting but were never happy with the results!

                                    Getting there!!

Don`t ask about the collapsed after the snails ate the outer layer. I have 8 weeks to come up with a replacement!!!

Bon weekend mes belles and good truffling...

A la prochaine.

1 commentaire:

  1. You have worked so very hard and it shows! the exterior looks so beautiful,you must be so pleased x