The renovation of our apartment is moving into its last week. Hopefully by next weekend it will be ready for the interior decorating stage. I am antsy for that part, but I cannot get ahead of myself, first things first-- the structure.
When we started this renovation we had planned to tear down three walls. Creating a larger kitchen and a smaller second bedroom. But when we found the old wooden beam structure we decided to ditch the first plan, and renovate the wooden structure, by taking it back to its original skeleton. In France most buildings and homes are made with stone, or cement blocks. In the older buildings wooden structure like the one in our apartment can be found, stones and mortar where added in between the beams.
In keeping the old wooden structure we had to change our plan. Hence gave up the second bedroom and made it into a kitchen.
The wooden structure separates the entrance from the open kitchen living space.
Add to the excitment I found a pair of wooden panels at the Portes de Vanves brocante. They are about three meters long.
I had no idea what I was going to do with them, but I knew something good would be figured out.
As soon as the panels were carried into the house my mother in law, had a brllant idea: To put them above the wooden structure, one on each side, boar.
One panel on each side of the structure.
We had to plaster the top part because there was a gap between ceiling and the structure. Tomorrow we will sand and paint the plaster part that we added.