Monday, May 6, 2013

Crack is Still Whack...Close-Up.

Remember when I explained how crack is whack?  Yup, I do too...because I'm still in shock I was able to repair our plaster wall as well as I did.  In fact, I was so excited to share it with you guys, that I never gave you proper "after" shots of the wall.  I'm 99.9% positive the paint was still went when I photographed things, and for sure the electrical outlet cover was off and the mantle was covered in plaster dust.

So this post is all about a prettier version of our wall now....with different angles so you can see that I actually did a half-decent job!

Where I started {before our outlet was installed}...


And then after the outlet was put in...


Things had to get worse...


Before they could get better...




Not bad, right?!

24 comments:

  1. Plaster repair is a skill. You guys have it. Looks great!

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  2. Great job! I think my favorite part of this was your adding an outlet to the top of your mantle - absolutely genius!

    Our walls are plaster and I'm trying to figure out how to hang everything (the walls are textured so our command strips won't stick properly).

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    1. I agree...it's my favorite too! Now it's a cinch to plug in our lights that we always have on the mantel...no more cords draped all over, yayyyyy!!!

      Oh man, I'd be lost if our command strips didn't work! I have everything on them! Good luck with a solution! :)

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  3. I still can't get over those wood ledges you built!! You are such a DIY superstar!

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    1. Aw, thanks Cara!! I'm 100% positive you could make them...especially since I did. ;) And I'd make you some myself, but shipping them would probably be awful haha!

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  4. Looks great!! You can't even tell you had to patch it up. :)

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  5. You did such a great patch job. Looks professional! xo Kristin

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  6. You are a magician! New career? ;)

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  7. Freaking amazing. I'm beyond impressed!

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  8. Oh man I thought you were going to say the crack was back already!! So glad that isn't the case! You're awesome!

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    1. I honestly would have shed a tear {or 10} if it came back already hahaha...I'm happy that's not the case too! ;) Thanks so much, Crystal!!

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  9. It looks so great! And that was the best place for an outlet! Way to go!

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  10. It looks perfect. Perhaps you have a new calling ;)

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    1. Haha...right?!?! Too bad I couldn't STAND all the dust from sanding. Bleh! ;)

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  11. Lookin' snazzy! You can't even tell it was ever imperfect!

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