Monday, May 2, 2011

Lofty Goals

What to do with a 30 foot long wall to add visual interest and connect the entry to the dining area--with a small budget.  Grab some steel cable, thin set, and plaster--and go for it.  

...we sketched the pattern on the wall and adhered the steel cable onto the pattern.  Then, we applied sanded thin set onto the wall, trying to cover the steel cables--only allowing the surface of the cable to be revealed thru the thin set.  Then, we applied plaster on top to give a smooth texture to the wall--wash it all with a paint wash and you're done.  The pattern was inspired by the dining chairs and the chandelier that came with the loft--lacquered white and re-used.  
The opposite wall was covered in un-treated cedar planks to, again, play up the long expanse of the entry and to draw the eye thru the long space.  It smelled great and added a much needed softness to the lofty space. bar.....


  1. Great post and blog!!! Glad to have found it.

  2. Thanks so much. I visited your site earlier today, and I will def. be adding it to my daily reading list.