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

Friday, February 19, 2016

Bedroom Makeover - Part 5 (?)

Part 5 and we're still going. If I thought we'd be finishing this 'small' job in two days, then I was wrong!
I've had help from our friend Michael, who helped Bert with moving furniture, who ripped out the carpet, steamed off wallpaper, filled holes and cracks in the walls.
And we both did a fair share of painting.

 Michael giving the bathroom walls and ceiling the first lick of paint

 Colour on some of the walls

 And the vinyl went down yesterday morning. I did a happy dance.

From the bathroom towards dressing (right) and bedroom (left) 

Towards bathroom from dressing area. 

The wall that will be the backdrop for the bed.  And it could do with a straighter edge at the top.

The dividing wall that will have the wallpaper poster. Bert and I will tackle that over the weekend.
Fingers crossed we don't kill each other.

The doors will need another coating of satinwood white paint, also the skirting board in the bathroom.
Then we can start bringing stuff back into the room. Fixing the clothing rails to the walls and placing shelves.
Oh ! And I need to make roman blinds for the windows.

Thank you for your comments on previous posts. I didn't have the time to reply, but I did read  and enjoyed receiving them.

Alla prossima.
Patricia xxx...x


  1. It's looking great. Love the colour walls!

  2. I think the realistic wood vinyl nowadays is so amazing. It really looks great and is so much more affordable!

  3. The Transformation is coming along nicely - it will be a room where idyllic dreams are conjured !

    When my eyes first looked at the title of the blog they read it as
    'Bedroom Makeover Slippers' my eyes do strange things sometimes, do yours ?


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