Updated: Nov 20, 2018
It's always nice when someone notices the details of what you do, so when Living France magazine invited us to take part in the À La Maison section' of their Autumn money saving issue, it came as a satisfactory pat on the back for all of us knowing our up-cycling efforts had been worth it!
Describing our reuse of old farm objects, vide-grenier finds and brocante bargains as "Repurposed and recycled pieces that add a subtle quirk" is probably a description we'd all agree with. We have worked hard to get our guest accommodation to look good and be comfortable too and it's good to know people like it. We have used ancient floorboards to create headboards for beds, old farmhouse shutters for towel rails and old mid-century french furniture for bedside tables and storage. But there's still more work to be done and we haven't finished with our quest to find more old and unusual items. We plan on hitting the vide greniers (attic sales) as often as we can to find more vintage beer glasses, carafes, mirrors, jugs etc to sit happily alongside the stuff that you just can't get anywhere other than Ikea!
To see our budget ideas and pictures of our home and accommodation decor then pick up the Autumn issue of Living France magazine now.