I kicked off the spring cleaning by decluttering the patio. We put the outdoor patio table outside, and removed all the random junk that had accumulated here during the winter. Now it looks nice enough to eat out there!
|We found a light fixture for one side of the dining room at the hard-to-beat price of 10 euros at the hardware store, where they were selling the floor models. (Ceiling models?)|
|And this fixture, for over the dining room table, we bought back in October but hadn't had a chance to put up yet.|
Now we just need a nice dining room table to go with it, and a nice new kitchen that opens onto the dining room, separated by a bar, and new tile... oh well, one thing at a time, right?
We've also made progress on the hallway - Frederic started remodeling it almost 2 years ago but things came up (like a pregnancy and then baby) so progress was slow.
|Here is the before.|
|On our outing to Compiègne, we found this little table to go between the bathroom and guest room doors.|
|And.... (drumroll)... as we approach our third summer in this house, we finally will be able to eat outside without getting too sunburned.|