I have been busy working on the dining room renovation at our farm in Pennsylvania. This room is part of the original house. It was built in 1797. The fireplace would have been part of the original kitchen. The plaster in this room was crumbling and the space has not been repainted since 1965. I had to start out by chiseling away the old plaster around the fireplace. It was a pretty dirty renovation project. Over several days I built up the carved out spaces with bonding cement, then drywall compound, and finally a fresh coat of paint. This is just one of may projects I am working on here.
If you look closely at the walls you can see the plaster that is coming off the walls.
Chiseling out the Old Plaster
Applying Bonding Cement to the Carved Out Areas
Some areas were 2.5" deep. It took about 4 applications to build it up.
Adding a layer of Drywall Compound
I applied an 1/8" layer of drywall compound, for a smooth topcoat. Once it dried I sanding it smooth and cleaning the walls so I could apply the paint.
Final Coat of Paint
The fireplace and walls got a fresh coat of Behr Vienna Lace paint.
Ellie McIntosh, grew up as a creative thinker. Inspired by her father, a furniture designer an inventor and musician, she took the path to creativity. Her artistic journey has taken her as far as France, Switzerland, Monaco, Italy, Spain, Germany, Morocco, and many places throughout the United States and Mexico, where she utilized various