|This picture is too spectacular- all 4 of us
trowel color plaster finish in kitchen
|Other end of kitchen. Color plaster finished.
We put cement plaster (stucco) on the chimney where the oven goes. It will have a color portland cement finish to match the plaster.
|The red chalk line shows the finished ceiling
We used metal lath and conventional
plaster on all the ceilings on the first floor.
The old joists were real crooked and we
needed to fill in a lot to get the ceilings straight.
|Mynor rods off the ceiling in the foyer.
All the ceilings in the first floor will get
plaster mouldings by Dave Hytla.
|Top left- Ceiling is filled flush to the
stairway. The old woodwork was
stripped and restored.
Top right- color plaster in one
Left- Mynor trowels white coat in dining
|Kathryn poses in front of wall with metal lath applied over tarpaper. Windows covered ready to scratch.||The two-by-four defines the bottom of the
decorative band I'm making to cover the
edge of the old stucco/parging. These bands
were widely used years ago and keep in the historic style of the house.
|Old portland cement stucco stripped off wood lath.
The old stucco would still be in good shape
except someone nailed up furring strips and asbestos shingles up years ago and broke it all up. Note that the wood lath and framing shows no sign of rot after 90 years with no tarpaper or vapor barrier.
|Still, we put up tarpaper