Sunday, September 29, 2013

Two And A Half Wall

The Kitchen Wall Mini-Series - part 1

Maybe you remember and maybe you don't, but my kitchen used to me a separate room from what is now the dining-room, for the obvious reason that this used to be the former owners' bedroom.

Peut-être vous souvenez-vous, ou peut-être pas, mais la cuisine était, quand j'ai acheté le cottage, une pièce séparée, pour la simple et bonne raison que ce qui est ma salle-à-manger était la chambre des anciens propriétaires.

I had the idea to open that wall as soon as I visited the cottage.

Moi, j'ai eu l'idée d'ouvrir ce mur dès ma première visite du cottage.

But as maybe you remember or maybe you don't, when I first began the remodelling, the company that was doing the remodelling went bankrupt and didn't finish the job, so I was left with a half-wall that wasn't exactly what I had in mind.

Peut-être vous souvenez-vous aussi que lors de la première phase de travaux, la société que j'employais a fait faillite et m'a laissé quelques "petites choses" inachevées, notamment le demi-mur qui ne correspondait pas vraiment à ce que j'avais en tête.

But between money issues, time issues and being fed up with always living in the dust, I lived with that unfinished half-wall for about a year and a half.

Mais entre le fait que l'argent était quand même parti, le fait que le temps me manquait toujours et un peu de ras-le-bol des travaux, j'ai finalement gardé ce mur non terminé pendant plus d'un an et demi.

Picture taken from the same place as the one above!

But, tadam, it's all finished now and I can't stop watching and admiring it and no, you can't see until the next post!

Mais, victoire, ce tout petit bout de la maison est enfin terminé! Mais, non, je ne vous le montre pas avant la prochaine fois!

I hope you'll be able to sleep till the next post! See you soon!

J'espère que cela ne vous empêchera pas de dormir! A bientôt!


  1. Your cottage is coming along quite nicely, Magali! I love the color of your table runner!

  2. Your cottage is so homely Magali. Every change you make in my opinion is the right one. I am really happy for you that in time you will have the most beautifully renovated cottage. It is wonderful following this journey with you. Ann

    1. I just ordered the adorable French brown creamer!

  3. ça avance, ça avance
    et les travaux prennent joliment tournure

  4. Can't wait to see it come down; it just doesn't belong there:)


  5. Oh you do like to keep us on our toes don't you! :)

  6. Progress is still PROGRESS Magali, no matter how slow or small. You'll eventually get there dear, so sad about what happened with your contractor, things happen that are out of our control. Keep your spirits up and pretty soon, you'll achieve your goals for this space!

  7. Can't wait to see it...:) I just love your little quaint and cozy! Enjoy your Sunday!

    Blessings, Vicky
    Life On Willie Mae Lane

  8. Je me souviens de la chambre... du papier orange que nous avons arraché... du bout de mur qui est tombé... de la cuisine jaune... et j'admire ta patience et ton courage... ou alors c'est peut être que tu aimes la poussière, tout simplement...

  9. I can't wait to see it! I'm sure it is going to be a big improvement in looks and flow.

    We had a weird wall like that in the kitchen. We wanted to remove all of it, but we could only remove the half part, because the pipes are in the other part, which would have made the cost of renovation much higher. In the end, it looks great, because we planked it with bead board and it looks part of the kitchen.

  10. Looking forward to it...............very much !

  11. MAGALI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  12. I can't wait to see it!! You've done a lot of work on your home. It was nice to hear from you, and glad you liked my mantel and front door:)

  13. Can hardly wait ...... I know it will be wonderful.

  14. we opened up our kitchen wall into the living room, and it made such a huge difference


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