Les détails font la perfection et la perfection n'est pas un détail.
Léonard de Vinci

dimanche 18 novembre 2012

A warm thank you and a contest ...

Dear All,
Thank you so much for the kind comments you wrote after my last post. It warmed my heart but unfortunately can't treat.
As life goes on anyway, I just wanted to let you know that a new contest began the 14th of November and will finish up on Sunday, May 8, 2013.
If you want to learn more about it and be part of it, follow the link !

Thank you Christina ;-)

dimanche 23 septembre 2012

"Sounds of silence ..."

I would like to apologize for having be so absent and so silent those last weeks. I would like to apologize because I haven't post the smallest comment on your blog.
I am currently living the worst moments of my life and unfortunately nothing can help.
Anyway, "show must go on", no ?
So I get back to my tools, slowly, very slowly, and done this interesting desk and cabinet :

as a tribute to my master Didier Wetzel (if he reads this post, I am sure he will understand and maybe appreciate).
I would like to thank my brother who took the pictures (just perfect).
You will recognize Elisabeth Causeret's potteries and Scott Lighting's table lamp.

samedi 7 juillet 2012

What's new in my workshop ?

Since the SIMP, I am working on a small greenhouse that could take place very close my Lilla Hyttnäs cottage.
I had great time working on the aged look of the construction.
Here are a few pictures of the front :

As it is almost time for holidays, I don't know when I will be able to post. But anyway, I will try to stay tuned and see all your wonderful and inspirational blogs.
Have great time !

jeudi 21 juin 2012

Let's go to the SIMP !

It's been a while since I posted ...
Actually, I was busy working on very few pieces of furniture I will be exhibiting next sunday, the 24th of June,  at the SIMP with my dear and talented friend Catherine.
Here are some pictures :

I hope I will see many of you and for those who never visited before the SIMP, you won't be desapointed : it is a great show !

vendredi 9 mars 2012

Same cupboard but ...

... different style.
When I decided to make the corner cabinet I previously showed, I projected to build a second one and here it is :

Unless it is exactly the same pattern and design (except for the door - the one I made for the workshop is for left-handed like me ;-)), the result is completely different.
Hope you will like it.
Have a nice week-end !
(it is almost spring in Paris - and no rain !)

mercredi 7 mars 2012

What is new is the workshop ?

Well, instead of finishing the room itself, I began furnishing the workshop ...
I know, I know ! I should be reasonnable because the room is not at all completed yet but ... I can't help it ! I do need to make furniture ;-)
So, here is a small corner cabinet :

Back to work now ... I am working on two kind of chairs.
I will show you as soon as I can.

mercredi 22 février 2012

Wall paneling

Here are a few pictures of the wall I almost finished (as nothing is yet fixed) :

samedi 18 février 2012

Paneling ...

As the whole workshop is supposed to be paneled, I decided to make my own paneling because buying it would have been to costly.
So I took some dark wood (not good enough for furniture) I have in stock and cut it to length and width
Then, with my circular saw and a special blade, I made a first 0,6 mm groove on both side :
The second groove is done 0,6 mm ahead and bit higher :

 Because sanding would have ruined the grooves, for cleaning I used a razor blade which can be a great tool !
After painting and lightly aging, here is the completed paneling :
 And now, back to work because I must do a huge quantity of this wood paneling ...
Have a nice week end and stay tuned !

dimanche 12 février 2012

Marvelous yet ephemera

A link to share in  this frozen sunday : Regine Ramseier website
Have a nice day !

jeudi 9 février 2012

Slow progress in the workshop

Part of the alcove is almost done now :

lundi 6 février 2012

The workshop

Back to my house !
And before having completed the two previous rooms, I began to organize the largest room of Lilla Hyttnäs : the workshop. This room is located to the right of the hallway.
And because it is a huge room, I decided to create several spaces. So I made a kind of platform and an alcove in front of the fireplace.
Here are the very first steps of the workshop :

jeudi 26 janvier 2012

Still peonies

But not mine, this time.
I have almost stolen the painting from my dear Catherine but I must say I was not so happy with the frame she made so ... I redone it :
and after :

mardi 24 janvier 2012

God save the Queen !

Probably the queen of our gardens : her majesty the rose dressed with so many colors !

lundi 23 janvier 2012

Glorious peonies !

Yesterday I was lucky enough to take part of one Pascale Garnier's workshop.
Pascale showed us how to make peonies. She brought lots of different colors for petals and I choose some pale pink one.
And here is the result :
We had a lovely time sharing our pleasure and I met 3 adorable ladies.
Thank you Pascale !

jeudi 5 janvier 2012

My own private Adirondack

A tribute to the Hamptons ...
As for me, those comfortable armchairs symbolized the east cost of the United States.
(A place "To die, to sleep— To sleep—perchance to dream".)

 I am not sure I would like them in 1:1 scale, but I thought it would be quiet a good challenge to make them in miniature ;-)

mercredi 4 janvier 2012

chi va piano, va sano e va lontano ...

A very small little thing for beginning the fresh new year :
See you soon my very dear friends and thank you so much for your kind supports.
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