Monday, 19 April 2010

Ready to Use

...but not yet quite finished, is the apéro terrasse.

When the roofers are here (in June) to replace the slate roof on the house the terrace floor will be augmented with the old slates, but apart from that, we are done.

Before we started, the area looked like this
now we have this.
The furniture was bought at Bricomarché and is made in Vietnam from acacia wood. It's an extending table and six chairs, together with two other chairs we bought earlier in the year. We should be able to seat eight people comfortably in cool seclusion, even though the floor is black slates. The area gets very little direct sunlight (probably about 8 hours a year in total), so it will be a great place to try escape the summer heat.

Simon

5 comments:

wcs said...

So let's hope for some good warm (if not hot) weather this summer!

Jean said...

Wow, what a transformation. Somewhere to sip your apéros out of the sun is a good idea, judging by last summer.

Well done, it looks lovely.

chm said...

Looks really cozy. Can't wait to try it if that volcano stops spewing ash and makes it difficult for me, and a few others, to fly over!

Ken Broadhurst said...

Looks like that space will make a good summertime dining room too. Yes, let's hope for a warm summer, remembering that summer 2009 was exceptionally warm and dry. Who knows what we are in for.

Carolyn said...

What a transformation. The new furniture looks great.