Friday, November 16, 2012

Natural Light

It's great to be reminded of all the wonderful things about our new home that we love -- like the natural light that it gets.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Dirty deeds, done dirt cheap

 In order to make our newly plastered walls as smooth as a baby's bottom, and to save a little money, we took on the task of sanding.  It's kind of a messy, tedious business.

This made me think of E.T., every time.

Weeks later, the dust continues to settle. But! Our plaster walls were whole again, and ready to prime and paint.

Collin demonstrates the improper use of eye protection.

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Getting plastered

While I loved the gothic feel of our crumbling, water-stained plaster walls, we decided to go for a more finished look for the house.  With four rooms of rough, crumbling walls and a desire to move in by the end of the month, we called in the professionals to skim coat everything they could.

So Collin's office went from this:

To this, mid-wallpaper removal:

To patched holes:

 To two coats of plaster.