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#SoCS Getting Plastered!

If you read my previous post, you will know I am in the middle of a big building project, remodelling my kitchen and dining room into one lovely, open, usable space. You will also know we hit a little bit of a speed bump when we uncovered a leak, a long-standing leak. It’s amazing just how much damage a little bit of water can do to concrete.

Undeterred, our lovely building team have continued to work around the issue to try to minimise our time without a kitchen. This week’s biggest change in the new room is the plastering. With the new ceiling boards in place, the room was ready for a new skin. As someone who enjoys baking and is an avid fan of The Great British Bake-off, I found the plaster mixing process fascinating. It’s just like mixing a good cake topping but on an industrial scale. Even the mixing tools look like giant whisks.

Much as I love baking, I’ve yet to master the art of decent icing and piping. I was keen to watch the plastering process. How do you slap plaster on the ceiling and make it stick? I imagine if I tried it, the wet plaster would slowly peel off and drape itself over my upturned face, sealing me in a terracotta face mask.

Fortunately for me, the plasterer is a highly skilled man. The end result is silky smooth and delightfully tactile. If it wasn’t for the fact I’m not planning on pale terracotta for wall colour, I’d seal it and leave it as it is.

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11 thoughts on “#SoCS Getting Plastered!”

  1. You title is funny! Haha

    And even funnier: “I imagine if I tried it, the wet plaster would slowly peel off and drape itself over my upturned face, sealing me in a terracotta face mask.”

    ME TOO. hahahaha Or we’d be sitting and eating dinner, as we’d hear/feel/see pieces of plaster PLOP onto the floor or us! What the?

    All I kept thinking was Mrs. DoubtFire when Robyn Williams plants his face in the pie as a face mask! hahah

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      1. I can’t wait to read more of you posts! I’m trying to catch up with some others, but I’ll be back…what is your name? So you’re using the “handle” of that white light ice queen in Lord of the Rings!

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      2. Aha! Yes. You’ve spotted my other passion. A total Tolkien fan! My name is Catherine, but Cath is fine. Using my full name makes me feel like I’m in trouble 😀


      3. Me too – Sandra or Sandi – Sandi please. And I figured out that your name was Cath (by looking at your website! Hahaha) assumed it as short for Catherine – When we talk via the comment sidebar, it only reflects our “handle” or gravatar.


      4. On a completely different matter – talk about “learning” – I’m figuring out how to sell using the online garage sale groups in Facebook…and I just sold a bunch of Christmas Stuff! I can’t believe it! Hahahah I just posted about it! I’m still laughing.

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