plaster Columns

January 12, 2015

Dear Debbie,

We enjoy DIY projects and are looking for some fresh ideas for storage or shelves in our kids’ bedrooms. Do you have any ideas with instructions?...(read more)

December 22, 2014

Dear Debbie,

I love to entertain, but have little storage for special dishes and trays. Have you any ideas for stylish entertaining in small spaces?...(read more)

March 31, 2014

Dear Debbie,


I would like to texture the walls of a guest bathroom and need some direction. The look I am after is a very thick texture, not the regular texture that can be applied with a sponge or a pressure gun.


Dear Donna,

The thick texture that you are talking about is created by applying plaster with a metal trowel and then working it with a wood trowel. I would recommend contacting a professional plasterer, who will know the type and thickness of the plaster mix required.

There are different types of plaster available for wall applications that you can do yourself. Venetian plaster has marble dust mixed into it, unlike traditional stucco, and can be burnished to a high sheen by rubbing with a spatula or trowel.

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