My oh so chic French mother in law is in town.
Everyone thinks she is my sister.
My Belle Mere (Mother in Law, in English. Though literally Belle Mere means: Beautiful Mother.)
We went shopping for the Paris apartment's kitchen today.
We picked out cabinets, floor tiles, a counter top and all the appliances.
The kitchen cabinets are going to be made out of rough pine wood. Though they won't feel rough, just look like it. No drawer handles, a contemporary old look.
My Belle Mere saw them first and fell in love. Can you imagine how surprised I was that she liked these cabinets? Her kitchen is very modern. It is floor to ceiling bright yellow shellac.
It felt so good to have someone with me. Especially since we were seeing alike... maybe we are sisters?
The kitchen and bathroom floor are grey small stone square tiles, with a slightly lighter grey mortar. The stone tiles are about three inches x three inches, and they are uneven cut, unlike the photo shows. The floor board around the cabinets will be in inox. I held the three elements in place, while my belle mere got on her knees to take this photo.
Got on her knees, without holding on to anything! She is amazing at 83!!
I am the younger sister, even if I do not look it.
The counter top.
Well, I wanted to hug my Belle Mere when she exclaimed, "Oh this, this is it! What do you call this?"
"Concrete. Made to look like concrete. Fabulous." Three decisions made in a heartbeat.
I think I gotta have her by my side throughout the project.
Later at home I showed her the photo I took of an old shutter, "My color scheme is:
"Sand, pavement and slices of silver. What do you think?"
Giggling, "Oui Oui Oui!" was her reponse. I wonder if Yann is paying her to agree with me?
Tomorrow we are wiring the chandeliers I bought at the brocante.
I should say, "My older sister knows how to do the electric thing."
Next on the list is the bathroom. My Belle Mere said, "Old marble is best."
Wait until I show her the sink.
What project are you working on?