We're exhausted! Working a lot lately... :)
|Pim concentrated on the front rooms plaster finishing.|
Lots of work here.
|I am anxious to have a washbasin! started working on the vanity.|
I give two layers of thick shellac to all the bathroom furniture,
inside and out.
|Drilling holes for plumbing.|
|Old houses, uneven floors. I stacked popsicle sticks until the vanity was level.|
|Then I lengthened the legs with layers of them + PVA glue.|
I did smooth them and paint them later, so the fix is nearly invisible.
|The vanity marble was very scratched and stained.|
There is a large, deep rust stain that I won't be able to remove,
we're just placing the washbasin on top!
|After a lot of work with diamond polishing pads.|
|And more. I am using grit 60 through 400.I have finer grits, but I doubt if I am gonna go over 800,|
the windowsill is just honed and I like it like that.
|We also drilled the holes for the plumbing on the marble.|
Diamond tools FTW.
|We were unaware of templates for core drills, I just read about them yesterday.|
Too late to order any, so we made our own with a piece of OSB, which worked
perfectly. You only need to use it until you have a groove (first pic).
|Drilling, marking, drilling.|
|One 5 cm hole for the drain, two 1 cm holes for cold and warm water.|
I wasn't happy with the finishing (dust sticks to the old finish like nobody's business, bad since the house is still super dusty).
The more I use shellac the more I like it (looks and performance).
So I vacuumed, cleaned the dust with warm water only (I wrung the microfibre cloth as much as possible - it dried fast) then applied a thick layer of shellac.
I worked on a continuous length of floorboard from end to end. Started with one at a time, ended up daring to tackle 4 at a time. Working fast, it works great, and looks very good so far.
No pictures yet.