La Chatte Gitane (or The Gypsy Cat) was the name we chose for our cottage in France at the time. We chose it while on the road, moving house the first time round, from Ireland to France with 2 dogs and 7 cats in the car.
This blog began its insignificant life as a recipe book for friends and family who would ask me repeatedly for a recipe of this, that and the other.
Since then it has taken many different directions, like we did and like gypsies tend to do. Sometimes making a U-turn and revisiting familiar roads and taking a break when necessary.
You'll find recipes here, but also musings about the places we've called home, the gardens that we've established, not always successfully, the homes we've improved and the environments we've lived in. Currently, after yet another stint in Ireland, we're back in France @ Le Mas d'Ayen

Monday, February 15, 2016

Bedroom Makeover - Part 4 - Some Progress

There  isn't much to report really. We've been steadily working through the painting in the bedroom. Only white so far.

In the bathroom nothing has been painted yet. But as you can see the bathtub has been removed.

Bert re-grouted the tiles, so that we have a smooth finish to lay the vinyl on top. There is a gap that needs to be filled with a piece of tile still.

 Bright, is it not ?  Photos taken just after finishing the second coat of paint.
Hopefully, I don't have to give it a third one today, coz the shoulder and knee are playing up.

Changing the subject.
Antique or vintage wardrobes are really not suited to hang all the clothing of a contemporary couple.

It would be half funny if I hadn't just sorted, washed and ironed, etc. etc all the blummin stuff.
Just goes to show that I'd better leave everything in the laundry baskets, taking things out whenever I need something. 

I probably won't be back till after the flooring has been laid, which is Thursday, we hope.
Till then !
Patricia xxx...x


  1. It's looking very fresh and crisp, I love a white base then all the colours of the furniture and bits and pieces sing out against it.

    Ooops ... isn't it always the way that rails collapse just after you've ironed everything on them. It's telling you that it's time to sort through your clothes and get rid of some ;-)

  2. Good luck with the flooring, I hope it goes well. Do you ever sit still! xx

  3. I love white paint, but I live with someone who says it is too cold....

  4. Can you come and sort my hall when you are done?


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