Sunday, June 18, 2006

A New Wine Cellar

We had some friends in who do Italian Plaster. They are great. While here they asked if there was a wall they could use to show me what they could do. I turned them loose in my wine cellar. It was just a whitewashed concrete wall. Now it really looks like a wine cellar.

Of course I need to add a few bottles yet but at least you get an idea.

This is not a good reflection of what they do. You should see some of his work. You'd swear you were looking at a marble wall. It's not faux finish mind you, it's Italian Plaster. This stuff is marble dust applied in several stages. The result is durable and dust free. In fact, the finish will absorb moisture and can eliminate allergies.

Check out this site to give you an idea of some of the different textures and applications. (Click on one of the small pictures for a bigger look.)

Wally and Shiroma do awesome work. They've lived and traveled to many countries and have been hired as craftsmen on multi-million projects. Some of the countries they've lived in are: Russia, Africa, and Sri Lanka to name a few.

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” -Leonardo da Vinci