Our New Old House

1918 Bungalow


Totally Plastered!

This weekend I finished scrubbing the walls in the front bedroom and finally got to start patching nail holes, cracks, and imperfections.  For the small stuff I used this lightweight spackle stuff.


It was totally fun to work with. It had the consistency of marshmallow fluff!

Patching nail holes was super easy!

Now you see it…


Now you don’t…. or, WON’T after I paint.


After I did all the nail holes and imperfections, the room looked like it had a bad case of the chicken pox covered with calamine lotion.





Since I was having so much fun patching things I decided to take a stab at repairing the larger cracks. Keep in mind I’ve never done this before, so if I look a little petrified in my photos, that’s why. Someone at Menards recommended this self adhesive fiber tape. It seemed pretty easy to work with and I had the set of cracks over the door taped in no time.


Brandon had some fun playing with the macro setting on my camera.


And then he had some fun playing with the color enhance setting on my camera.


Wow, with that color enhance thing, all the little cuts and knicks and raw spots on my hands really look awful!


I’ve never worked with plaster before, so I took some time mixing it just right. The Country Crock tub Brandon emptied earlier while making his awesome mac and cheese worked great for a plaster tub. It took a little while to get the hang of applying the plaster. And I didn’t know how fast it would start to harden! Holy cow that’s fast!



More pictures later of the sanding and the biggest challenge, the cracked corners! I hope to get started on those tonight.

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3 Responses to “Totally Plastered!”

  1. January 14th, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    Jennifer says:

    Drywall’s a pain. It will look so much better when it’s all done and painted!

  2. January 15th, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    Andrea says:

    Ok, I’m delurking…or have I posted to you before…whatever, my brain is heat gun fried so I can’t remember. I love your blog and always get a laugh out of you. Keep it up!

  3. October 18th, 2013 at 4:54 am

    Meine Seite says:

    Wow that was odd. I just wrote an extremely long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t show up.
    Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again.
    Anyhow, just wanted to say excellent blog!

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