October 7th, 2007

Climbing up the wall

Whew! The second project in Operation Decoration is D.O.N.E. and it’s beautiful beyond words, so I will let the pictures do the talking. We had the help of a few good men-and a few good women. The “A” team. My heartfelt thanks go out to Bill, Heath, Simon, Yolanda, Kari and especially Linda Self from the School of Italian Plasters for bustin out this and two other gorgeous finishes to compliment my equally fab lobby floors.


Lots and lots of Modellos.


Because you have such a short window of working time with lime plasters we were following each other to complete each step in quick succession.


All hands on deck. Backfilling and burnishing.


Linda applying the wax coat.


I am a happy girl!

6 Responses to “Climbing up the wall”

  1. Bethany Says:

    Oh wow! I just found your blog while hopping across the internet and had to compliment you on your exquisite work!! Truly gorgeous, esp. this wall treatment you have done…so glad I found your spot of beauty in blogland :)

  2. Jan Says:

    I’ve been waiting for these pictures. I wanted to take this class so bad but I couldn’t. I knew Linda and all the crew would do an awesome job and they did. Congrats to everyone for a beautiful job.

  3. Cat Says:

    Beautiful Melanie: can you tell us the basic process. I cannot quite figure it out…Modellos taken off after they were plastered white?.. Thanks

  4. Christy Says:

    That is outstanding!!!

  5. Lesley Cangialosi Says:

    Melanie, This is simply delicious! I’m so happy for you, your place is going to be s