Dear readers, a few weeks ago I posted about a project I started working on. In collaboration with Dankers Decor, the Belgium based artisanal painting company, we try to give a ‘well-worn’ look to some of the rooms of a client’s home.

If you missed this post and if you might be interested in reading about the start of this project, please click HERE.

After several weeks of intensive work, the painters have done a great job to add that missing ‘well-worn’ part to the rooms by using artisanal mural paintings and wall finishes. Not only the walls were taken on, but even the oak beamed ceilings were weathered and kitchen furniture was greyed to obtain a more authentic look.

The orangery, the breakfast room and the kitchen are the rooms that needed a remodelling.

However, the job is not quite done yet ! We do have to bring in all furniture and have to redecorate the rooms, which is my favorite part of the job.

Redecoration of the rooms is planned next week, but I couldn’t resist to bring in a few decorative accessories into the kitchen already.

1Start of the redecoration of the kitchen.   Photo by me


One of the next days I will take more and enhanced pictures, but today I wanted to give you a sneak peek at the current situation of the rooms.

Orangery so far. Artisanal wall finish by Dankers.OrangeryPictures by me


Orangery before with natural oak beamed ceiling and flat painted walls.Orangery before Photo credit Montse Garriga


Breakfast room so far. Wall finish and painted ceiling by Dankers.Breakfast roomPictures by me


Breakfast room before with natural oak beamed ceiling and flat painted walls.Breakfast room beforePhoto credit Montse Garriga


Kitchen redo in progress. All oak cabinetry and doors are greyed.In progress 1Pictures by me


Kitchen walls are given a lime painted finish.In progress 2Pictures by me


AfterAfterPictures by me


Kitchen before with natural oak cabinetry and inner doors and flat painted walls.Kitchen beforePhoto credit Jo Pauwels


Detail of the artisanal painting technique applied by Dankers employees.6-1Picture by me


Kitchen hood before. Notice that the cornice is now painted too (see picture above).Detaill kitchen hoodPhoto credit Jo Pauwels


Kitchen cabinet before.Kitchen cabinet beforePhoto credit Sophie Lloyd


I contacted my friend Brigitte Garnier, antiques dealer and owner of Garnier Antiques, to assist me with the decoration of the rooms. Brigitte has an extremely good taste and, as no other, she knows how to decorate and how to bring in a soul in one’s house. We met at the client’s home earlier this week to discuss about the decorative items and accessories to bring in.

Brigitte was eager to start decorating already!7Picture by me


Cabinet shelving look, only a few moments after Brigitte put her hands on it !8Picture by me


As the home owner was so enthusiastic, we decorated a second kitchen cabinet that day.10Picture by me


We will continue our job next week.

11Brigitte Garnier and I


To read the first part of this house redo, please click here.


To be continued…


If you would like us to help you with your home remodelling, please feel free to contact us at We would be pleased to help you.