Thursday, 29 April 2010

Progress is slow........Tudor walls

Sorry, it seems ages since I last posted something about my roombox. I haven't had much time recently so I have only just finished plastering the walls and then I had a go at a few colour washes to age them (thank you nina!).
The result isn't too bad (sorry it's a bit hard to see in this photo - I really need to work on my photography skills!). I had a couple of hiccups to start with. Firstly making the grey wash too thick and dark and despite immediately watering it down as I hadn't sanded the walls first (another one to remember!) the paint sunk into the ridges and wouldn't dilute!

I then ended up going totally in the opposition direction as I found that if you wet plaster (like with a colour wash) the plaster looks grey and discoloured. When you come back to it after it has dried it looks exactly the same as when you started! I'm not sure if I was doing something wrong but I ended up just kind of slapping it on and hoping for the best when it dried.

I still need to do a bit more 'sooting' up above the fireplace but I think that is more or less it for the walls - if I can ever get the bits of masking tape off that I have managed to plaster to some of the beams (pulling making tape off while the plaster is wet is highly recommended!!!).

Next step - a flagstone floor made from more polyfiller. I'll keep you posted.....


  1. A mi me gusta mucho como te ha quedado.
    Me pasare para ver tu suelo.
    besitos ascension

  2. I think it looks great! I really love the effect of the wood framing and plaster -- it looks very authentic, much more authentic than pasting bits of wood over top of the plaster would look :)

  3. I think it looks good too. Love the lights.

  4. Thank you all, I think it was worth the time to plaster in between the beams, even if it was painstaking at times!
    Irene, I found the lights online at minimum world, they were the only tudor style ones I found. I was impressed with minimum world, they had good prices and fast delivery.