Saturday, February 23, 2013

State Street Hudson House

 This is a simple renovation we did last year. I was particularly happy with the lime paint on the walls that brought such beautiful light to the place, specifically the north side of the house that had a light color building across the street. One theory is that the 3 dimensional quality of the lime crystals was  responsible for it, any other thoughts and or theories??

Lime Paint Recipe

One to one Type S lime  to H20
 2 to 5 % Acryl 60, (acrylic-polymer emulsion that is mixed with portland cement mortars, plasters, stucco, and concrete mixes)

mix well, paint with brush . It goes on thin and clear and dries opaque. Stores forever, don't let it freeze. You can mix  with lime fast pigments for pastel color. See  for pigments and more
great recipes.

All appliances, bathroom fixtures and lighting came from our local Habitat for Humanity Restore and
Roger Hoffman our local "junk" dealer. (The exception is the kitchen goose necks that we fashioned from a common outdoor shade we got at the building supply store).

Keep an open mind when renovating and work with the most beautiful things you find rather than having a preconceived idea if you want to keep the budget down. I enjoyed the challenge.

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