Not So Much

Work on the Kitchen Annex was satisfying but lo-fi this weekend. Mostly smaller, detail repairsĀ with no photo inspiring transformations. In all, we:

  • Filled all the nail holes, scratches, etc. in all the wood trim with wood filler.
  • Finished screwing all the loose plaster back to the lath.
  • Cleaned out the cracks in the inside wall corners and repaired them with patching plaster.
  • Put the second coat of base plaster on the 2 big wall repairs, to bring the repairs flush with the original wall.

We’re using the the Master of Plaster system to skim coat the walls. But, first, needed to repair all the cracks in the original plaster. With the MOP system, adhesive fiberglass mesh tape is laid along all cracks and insipient cracks. The wall is then skim coated with the MOP basecoat product.

One another accomplishment for this weekend was the creation of a “resources” page for those readers interested in the specific techniques and materials being used in the restoration of 118 Henry Street. The direct link is here, but can also be found at the top of the right hand “Pages” menu: “Recommended Resources“.

Interior scene, Anderson SC circa 1933