Since January we have been on a mission to get the upstairs and outside in a presentable state to be able to welcome my clients in early April. So along with laying the floors in the living room and hallway we had the outside to paint, the hearth to lay, the shower to tile, the internal doors to sand, treat and paint and (what seems like) a million other ‘little things’ to complete!
By hook or by crook we managed to get most of it done. By the time the guests arrived on Thursday I was exhausted and full of cold but running on adrenaline! Garth came up trumps and did our three garde-corps, so we are now a ‘safe house’ instead of having suicide windows. They look lovely, and as with the floors, as if they have been there forever. The shower floor is done but we have yet to tile the walls, so I drew the shower curtains and no one was the wiser!
The front terrace had a complete make over, the walls white washed, cleaned and tidied and plenty of plants in pots to make it look pretty. The house was scrubbed to an inch of its life, thank you Erin. Windows washed, clutter hidden away and the living room turned into a tasting room. It looked great and we are now open for business, let the clients roll in!
The hearth using the original tiles, cleaned up:
The first clients at La Maison du Rire with winemaker Katie Jones