Tiny Cob Cottage
Natural building with cob in Texas
Monday, April 13, 2015
Plaster, Finishing, Electric
It has been a while since the last post. Things inside have changed!
First there was a finish coat of plaster.
My friend Georgie had recommended the book Clay Culture: Plasters, Paints, Preservation by Carole Crews...which is now my second favorite book of all time.
That book provided confidence. It game me the confidence that anyone can work with earthen plaster. Thank you Georgie!
Working with the plaster was such an amazing experience. How beautiful is this plaster?
The finish plaster received two coats of alis, a hand-made clay based paint.
Easy to make and a joy to use it was expertly applied by the talented Nina who made sure it was done right. Thank you Nina!
At long last the imagined white finish appeared.
The cottage is now adequately bright without lights, even on a cloudy day.
I miss the reddish warmth of the natural clay but the improvement in brightness makes up for it.
And even the loft is bright now.
The floor received a coat of shellac as a sealer. What a difference it made to improve the appearance.
A desk / workstation area has been added in the alcove.
It was time for electric.
The building is now fully electrified and is habitable.
Next post ... THE MOVE IN!!!
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