Saturday, June 18, 2011

Return to Dust

After much umm-ing and err-ing as to how we were going to be able to remove the last bit of stucco from this house, while not damaging the chimney, Marc's dad came to the rescue with what must be the world's smallest pneumatic drill. It gently but efficiently chipped away at the old plaster.

You can't see it here, but I was holding the shop vac to try and catch as much plaster dust as possible while Marc chipped away. It was a rather unpleasant reminder of the major demolition dirt we'd experienced last year. Fortunately this didn't take too long. I can't believe we put it off for so long!

We're hoping to make use of the chimney when we get a gas fireplace installed. I like the exposure of the old brick, but we'll likely have to figure out how to clean it up a bit more, maybe add a bit of varnish to get a handle on the last bit of dust. Not sure at the mo.