Design Cookbook

Plaster pieces and a cool DIY project

Comment(s) July 1, 2009

I’ve been noticing a trend in plaster pieces lately.  Im gearing up to create one of these for my own home.  Below you can check out the instructions on how to create a masterpiece all your own.

Jonathan Berger House Beautiful

Bart Swindall, O at Home

Bart Swindall’s tips for plastering a vintage table, O at Home Mag.

1.  In case you change your mind a few years down the road, protect the base piece with an application of furniture wax and two layers of aluminum foil.  Seal the edges of the foil with adhesive tape to keep plaster from getting underneath.

2.  Cover the foil completely with white primer.  When primer dries (about 30 minutes) use a cup or your hands (wear gloves) to apply tow thin layers of quick drying plaster of Paris.

3.  Let your piece dry for three days.  If plaster spillover has adhered your piece to the work surface, use an Exacto Knife to cut the feet free.  If any plaster breaks off, repair with Elmer’s Glue.

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