In January 2016, we remodeled Wilson House's living and dining rooms. In January 2017, our major project was to dress up Her Room. Her’s former look was one partly inherited from the previous owner and partly ours: Victorian style flowered wallpaper, a medium brown woodwork, wine colored curtains, gold bed linens, and an oriental style rug:
Quite unlike modern drywall, plaster is solid and provides better soundproofing, but it does present its own challenges, the first of which was finding a craftsman who knows how to do the job. We found one, Bud Whisler, whose fine workmanship left a smooth palette for the next task.
Come in and have a peak:
A vintage, crystal ceiling light added a touch of elegance:
Windows were dressed anew in soft, billowy, drapes:
When the ladies came to hang around, a second plaster challenge ensued. Plaster tends to crumble when confronted by picture hanging tools and implements. Using nail and hammer is impossible. Inserting a screw and turning it with a slight pressure is a more compatible method. However, one must treat the plastered wall with gentleness, a little tape to bind the screw, and a lot of respect.
The challenge overcome, the charming ladies return to their place of honor: