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Old 06-27-2008, 08:17 PM   #1
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how to begin?

I am absolutely a novice. I've never been one for any type of do it yourself project, but I've found something that I'd like to attempt. Maybe it will give me the confidence to continue.
We just moved into an 1800's farmhouse in Florida. It's been pretty much neglected, but it has a wonderful feel and we'd like to bring it back to being the "home" that it must have been imagined to be when it was built.
Being a native Floridian, I have a strong tie to the beach. I would like the walls in my bathroom to have some kind of mortor, or stucco, or cement...I really don't know what to use...with seashells, small glass beads, seahorses etc. embedded in it.
Can anyone advise me? I'd really appreciate it. Thanks! ~ Breeze

P.S. There's some kind of maybe drywall or something up there right now...


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Old 06-28-2008, 12:58 AM   #2
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If you're looking for a stucco look use stucco and when it is still wet just embed the shells etc in it. You could use drywall compound and achieve the same look. It would be a good idea to practice on a scrap piece of wall board to get the hang of it. But actually seeing you want the look of stucco it won't be hard as it isn't a smooth surface. Give it a try (on scrap) you might like the outcome.


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Old 06-28-2008, 07:33 PM   #3
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I think you best bet is going to be to go with a drywall and compound texture. It is going to be the easiest material to work with. If done properly, it can look like stucco. Essentially, you would practice your texturing technique on some scrap materials prior to applying to the actual walls, to get it just the way you want it to look. Then apply and insert your sea shells, etc. Do a search on this site for drywall texturing and see if you find some information to help you.

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Thanks very much for the great advise!
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Old 06-29-2008, 09:40 AM   #5
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Attatch your accesories as stated above. Then. This stuff could work for you. It's a tintable interior wall stucco. That way you wouldn't have to paint it.

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