So many shutters!


Renovations are in full swing here in Fayssac, even when we have guests staying, if  they can hold a brush we give them one.

Its shutter renovation time at the moment, whilst we wait and wait and wait for someone to dig the hole for our pool, i won’t go into that right now, i will only rant and it will take ages, ill keep that for a future post.

Anyway we have over 40 things to renovate and pain, from shutters to barns doors and various other exterior bits, some are in good condition and just need sanding, filling and painting some need intensive care.

The derrière shot is my brother in law “Digger Dave” [the name came from a drunken night of me complaining about dodgy hole diggers and Dave offering to dig it for us], told you we make guests work for their keep.


The ones that don’t make it out of intensive care are chopped up for firewood, oh yes we recycle as much as possible, kev has utilised his carpentry skills to make them, saving us a wedge load of money in the process.


And we have finally decided on a colour for our shutters, which was really decided for us as its a colour match to our new windows, no romantic name I’m afraid just a Ral number, Ral 7016 to be precise but ill call it “Thunder Cloud”, mind you thats a bit dramatic, maybe “Pigeons back” thats just as bad, oh well you make up your mind either is better than Ral 7016.

And you may have noticed the wall paint in the photo below, now that does have a name “Grey frost”, so there are our exterior colours to be used liberally on anything stone, wood or metal and even guests if they stay still long engough.



Ok back to painting shutters….. Bon weekend everyone.

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3 thoughts on “So many shutters!

  1. Kath

    Phil they look fab, love the colours,is Digger Dave our dear friend Dave Mcauley xx

    • Hi Kath
      Yes is Dave Mac, they came down the other week with my mum, I’m posting photos of their visit tonight.
      Hope all is well with you?
      Its been so hot here 39degs for the last two weeks, we have had a few amazing thunder storms.
      Looks like summer is here and hopefully to stay.
      Have a great Sunday

  2. That’s it , get ’em working!
    LOVELY colours

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