Old Sweetwater

Old Sweetwater

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Old Plaster Decor

The OLD, Old Sweetwater Cottage (over 139 years old now) has plaster walls. I adore, am smitten with, am crazy over, am head-over-heels for the look of it...especially when it has the genuine patina. Here are a few examples of old plaster. Anyone have old or new plaster walls?  








 














An example of Old and Plastered....but NOT what I meant at all. *sigh*

35 comments:

Jojo said...

They are beautiful...so sorry that it isn't what you meant!!! A very sweet ending to your post.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

LOL!! I love the Old and Plastered! Hee hee. The plaster walls are beautiful! Happy Halloween, Janean!

FairfieldHouse said...

Raises hand.
The Fairfield House has old and plastered walls.
Some DIY'ers have no idea what a difference that makes -- even when it comes to hanging a picture. But, I love them. (It truly is an art form.)

Have a great weekend.

Your Friend,
Deborah

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Janean Dear,
Of course, the Cape house has plaster wall from 1939. There is nothing like them. This house is built like a fort. The original insulation which is behind the plaster is shredded corn stalks, which were compacted into a think sheet and attached on the back of the plaster walls. Recycling even then :) The two together make our walls about 3 inches thick! Old houses are great!!!

Kelli said...

That kitchen is to die for. I want it. If I say please very kindly may I have it? ;)

No plaster here. This house is only 13 years old. I've always wanted an older house to renovate and bring back to life. However, that isn't one of The Hubster's dreams. :(

Rita said...

Well, I feel like that puppy dog this morn. Although I haven't drank a thing, I feel plastered with "allegries" this morn! Ha! Absolutely beautiful rooms that you posted.

Karen said...

LOL...that last pic! Janean, I don't have any, but I like it in some instances. It is beautiful! Enjoy your weekedend.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I thought about trying to use an old plaster technique in my master bath but now I've decided on a different decor! lol I love this look! ♥ (not the look in the last photo! heehee!)

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

I remember my Mom and Dad's house having the plaster walls.
LOL! cute photo at the end!

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

We live in a nearly 100 year old house with plaster walls. When we bought it, someone had stuccoed every single inch of wall. We found a master plaster-man from Chile who redid it all for us before we moved in. It took months but the result was well worth it. Not much patina yet, but we love them.

Pondside said...

Over the years we've lived in many houses with plaster walls, in North America and in Europe. I'm not a fan of the look of flaking or damp plaster, but I do like the depth or the character that comes with time for plaster.

Farm Girl said...

Yes I love plastered houses too. Very much and I love that kitchen in your second photo, that is my idea of a beautiful kitchen.
The dog is cute too and I know there are days that could be my picture especially when I am grumpy. :)
Blessings today Janean.

katie said...

I love the third one. The simplicity of the look, great plaster walls and great brick floors. Love the style.

No I have sheet rock wall how exciting.

Mari said...

Wonderful pics I love the look. Cute Dog.

Have a blessed weekend.

Bernie said...

ha ha, I knew what you meant when I looked at the pictures which are so lovely. I love plaster walls, all I knew growing up but sigh...not used much anymore. Love the last pic......:-) Hugs

Blondie's Journal said...

Our house is old but no plaster walls. Wish I did have them, I love the look.

I am really loving the picture of that kitchen!! And the pooch is a doll!

XO,
Jane

It's me said...

What a sweet cute doggie......love it.......lovely weekend.......warm hugs from me........love Ria.....

Marina Mott said...

Oh boy, I loved!!
And what about this cute cute ending!!??xx

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

I love the look of old plaster walls in older houses. It just adds so much character to a room.

kpaints said...

Absolutely love those plaster walls in the first picture! I have 104 year old plaster walls and they do indeed add a lot of character! Hard to hang pics but I do it! I even put the picture mouldings back up in my bedroom.
Love the old guy at the end, I expected mustard plaster! lol

Dolores said...

The plaster walls with the patina .... add so much beauty to a home! I love the first two pictures so much.....and I feel a bit like the last picture one......

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

Our old home had plaster walls, probably around 80 to 100 years old, and I hated them! You could never get a good paint job, and they chipped at the slightest tap. I love my new(er) walls in this house!

CatHerder said...

our house was built in 1939 and there have been only 3 owners...the second owners put venetian plaster OVER the regular plaster walls..problem is its starting to separate..ive just spent the last 3 days spackling, sanding and rebuilding areas before i paint..i LOVE the look of the aging plaster..just not the pieces that wind up on the floor...ps love your blog!

NanaDiana said...

I love the old plastered walls too. We have had it in three of our houses...and the only downside is trying to hang a picture...oh my...you need to bring out the big guns for that. I have always loved things that are plastered...Uh...except the kind at the end. Hugs- Diana

Madelief said...

I love the plaster on the first picture. It's very beautiful!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Janean,

Love all the old plaster walls and all the examples you have shown.
My Grandparents had walls with scrim, and every time when it was windy they would sort of move, which was really spooky.
The puppydog is adorable.

Have a lovely week
Hugs
Carolyn

Lily Robinson said...

I love the old plaster look. I had an old house in the city with plaster walls. I had visions of restoring it to its original glory. Then reality set in... plastic is LOTS OF WORK! Now, I'm head-over-heals in love with faux plaster!

Kerrie said...

Love the old warm look of everything! Great post!

chair up said...

Love all these pics but especially the 3rd. I on't have plaster walls but wish I did.
That was a cute way to end your post - poor doggy.
Angex

Kathy said...

I am lusting after that cabinet (pie safe)? And after my pumpkin pie martini party I feel like the pooch!

orchidlanedecor.com said...

Hi Janean, I adore those character filled plastered walls too. I've just found your blog (don't ask me how - you know how it is) and have been reading through your glorious posts, loving it. Cheers from Australia!
Suzy xxx

koralee said...

Your last image made me smile today...yes I adore old plaster...the older the better!
November hugs my sweet friend. xoxo

Nancy said...

I love plaster. I made sure our first home had it when we built it. Our new one doesn't and it shows. Number 3 picture is gorgeous. So many of the things you show "make my heart sing."

Technodoll said...

I'd love to see a photo of your home, it sounds so original and, well, loved! :)

Dean C said...

Nice pictures.