Thursday, July 21, 2011

To plaster or not to plaster...

I bought this house with the intention of putting a 2nd
shop in it, we already had one in the city, so a country
local would be fun...right...
but the ol' gal had wiring...
city inspectors told me to rewire, unfortunately
it had to be run through conduit on the
outside of the walls...ewwww...
but I've learned to love it, kinda looks like
old gas lines for lighting back in the day...

Little did I know that the upstairs window was left open
a lot when there were migrant workers living
in the house and repairs were never made...
like caulking the windows...
when you see repaired plaster on the ceiling,
it usually means past problems, but it adds to the
decrepit state of my kitchen...and besides,
don't you just love those pictures of the old mansions
with crumbling too!
More on my kitchen in another post...

Random chunks in the upstairs plaster, there is
also evidence of a leaky roof from the stains visible...
that was my next major expense,
a new metal roof...
PS...I collect oil paintings of the ocean,
it's my Florida getaway in my bedroom.

My front room had that cheesy ceiling tile, ewwww...
so my daughter and I ripped it all off
and the ceiling didn't fall on us...
so, all I had to do was fill a gazillion nail holes!
So, as you can see, there's a pattern forming here,
very unlikely that repairs will be made,

Where shall we explore next...heehee...!


  1. The things I've taken care of first have been the things that effect my utility bill & keep varmints out. Also, I have a friend who ran old boards horizontally on some of her walls & painted them. Really looked great & holds a lot of weight. Have fun! Jan

  2. Absolutely love everything Sharon, especially the walls in your house. Such fun!

  3. Peeling Paint & Plaster have an Appeal that only Time can Create... I've left mine 'As Is' too even though we put a new roof on to stop any future leaks. *Winks*

    As for caulking draughty windows... we chose to keep them 'As Is' too and not change a thing... oddly, our Utility Bills are lower than any of our Friends in new Homes that are allegedly "improved" from the Old Ways of doing things... go figure?! *LOL*

    Dawn... The Bohemian

  4. I am in awe of your spirit. I long for a single friend as diverse, creative and centered as yourself! I will settle for following your blog and consider myself lucky to know that you 'are'...thank you.


    When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
    With a red hat that doesn't go, and doesn't suit me,
    And I shall spend my pension
    on brandy and summer gloves
    And satin sandals,
    and say we've no money for butter.
    I shall sit down on the pavement when I am tired,
    And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells,
    And run my stick along the public railings,
    And make up for the sobriety of my youth.
    I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
    And pick the flowers in other people's gardens,
    And learn to spit.
    You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat,
    And eat three pounds of sausages at a go,
    Or only bread and pickle for a week,
    And hoard pens and pencils and beer mats
    and things in boxes.
    But now we must have clothes that keep us dry,
    And pay our rent and not swear in the street,
    And set a good example for the children.
    We will have friends to dinner and read the papers.
    But maybe I ought to practice a little now?
    So people who know me
    are not too shocked and surprised,
    When suddenly I am old
    and start to wear purple!

    Jenny Joseph