Posts Tagged ‘plaster’

Tying Up Loose Ends

Posted: March 31, 2011 in Main
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We’re scheduled for handover in three days time. Going by the photos, it looks like we’ll need a miracle to make that deadline. Having said that, our contractor is stepping up the pace, her sub-cons are in every day and there’s always something being done.

The house is being painted again. On the right you can see a partial installation of the Ikea Stolmen pole system, which will fill the bulk of our wardrobe space.

Balcony window sill re-plastered and re-painted, looks as good as new now.

The bookshelf has been painted the same grey paint as the walls, which helps to disguise the unevenness in the ceiling at the top right hand corner.

It’s amazing what a big difference a little bit of paint can make. Everything looks new again.

Door receiving its first coat of primer. Glad to see that the lockset has been properly masked up.

This is what I’m most pleased about. The new electrician pulled off the impossible and fixed the previous mess. We got him to shift everything to the left, and we’ll cover the hole in the stainless steel with a blank switch plate.


And We Take One Step Back

Posted: January 27, 2011 in Main
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In case you’re wondering, no that’s not some fancy venetian plastering paint job…

Despite the house being already painted, we’ve gone ahead to rectify some of the problem areas. Contractor wasn’t happy with this wall, so its been redone.

Plaster and corner beads added to these two beams.

We hacked out and repositioned a couple of the electrical switches and sockets as well. Getting them aligned to within reasonable specs has been a major pain in the butt. I’ve half a mind to do exposed wiring and wall boxes for any future projects, just to avoid this issue.

Dreaming Of A White Christmas

Posted: December 28, 2010 in Main

Plastering will turn your house white. That’s what the contractor told us. And true enough, it looked like it had snowed today. All the walls and the ceiling have been covered in smooth white plaster. PVC corner beads sharpen the corners and edges, but the trade off is more distinct beams and pillars.

The plaster will have to dry for a day or two, before being prepped for paint. We’ve chosen a light shade of grey, but for now, we get white walls, which really brighten up the place a lot. I can imagine how open the place would look if we did up everything in white.