Current Status

• 14 July 2009
























On the day I took this picture, this is what the current status of the renovation looked like:

1. Sheet rock completed throughout the cottage
2. Hardwood floor refinisher secured…starts Friday!
3. Bathroom on 2nd level painted in Restoration Hardware’s Butter Cream + Right White
4. Grass is bloomin’ out back and ain’t it pretty
5. Kitchen almost completed…plumbing goes in next week

We are so close, yet so far away still…sigh.

13 comments:

Christy said...

What a lovely photo...I absolutely love reading about this project! I spent a week walking in the Averyon region of France two years ago and look forward to returning there one day...for now, thank you so much for taking your readers along with you!

I'm wondering how you got restoration hardware paint in france? Do they have stores there? Or did you somehow transport it?

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

I'm so excited to find your blog! When we lived in Paris, it was one of our dreams to find a little place in the country - nothing on the scale of what you are doing but still, I really look forward to following your progress and living vicariously! :)

suddenly sahm said...

Oh, stephmodo, I'm a huge fan. Merci for taking me to France with you each time I read your blog.

Sam and Josh said...

That is so beautiful. What a fun experience for your family. I am sure you will have lots of visitors when it is done.

Jaren said...

Thanks for all the details! We love them! :)

Likes Chocolate said...

Restoration Hardware Buttercream yellow is my favorite color.

Kathy said...

I am truly enjoying this journey through your words and photos. Dreaming of seeing it in person!

bec said...

I totally agree with Jaren. All of these fun, exciting details are wonderful! Thank you for sharing. And really, you've come so far! It's looking and sounding great.

Kelly King Anderson said...

Stephanie, this has been such an amazing adventure to watch, thank you for sharing all the details and capturing the spirit of France so beautifully...you may have mentioned but I have missed it, what background do you and your husband have with French you're clearly fluent and he is as well? Have you both lived over there previously or what called you to learn the language and make this a second home?

Also, so curious, are you going to be renting out your home to vacationers once its complete? If so, where do I sign up!? Serious.

Best,
Kelly (we met at the Kirtsy meet up in SLC last Nov)

LobotoME said...

woohoo! it's coming along.... J :)

amyks said...

Can't wait to see the finished home, it sounds so lovely.

stephmodo said...

Christy, we bring our RH swatches and have the paint stores match the color here. Although we wanted to bring our own paint over (American paint is better quality than French paint apparently) but alas the customs issue obviously presented itself. It looks great though!

stephmodo said...

Hi Kelly, it's great to see your name pop up again! It's been awhile...anyway, I must tell you that I am not fluent :( I wish I were as relationships are not formed on "bonjour" and "au revoir" and "merci" so here I am in France with no friends :) My husband, however, is fluent, which makes this whole project possible. It wouldn't work out otherwise.

We are definitely renting out La Maisonnette and will be on VRBO shortly. I'll let you know, via a blog post, when it's up and running. Thanks for the note!

xo

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