or rather, the good folks at Perez Plasters finished it. in a week and a half, no less.
after three years of building, plastering, rebuilding, and replastering, including one rather disastrous fall (a section of wall tumbled, at midnight on christmas eve of 2010, i am so not kidding, onto the gas meter — that was an exciting night!), and four sections that we voluntarily pulled down after that, rebuilt and replastered. and then last summer, we finished all the building, got the plaster almost done, and had a ginormous rainstorm that knocked 1/3 the plaster off the north wall again and revealed that the whole structure was in danger of coming down if we didn’t get a good solid base coat of plaster onto it real fast. we did that, and then spent the winter having a very serious conversation about how to get two more coats of plaster, plus artwork, onto the 150′+ of the north wall in a timely manner, through our very real burnout on the project.
so we figured ourselves out, and hired a company from a few miles up the road to finish the job for us. They came in on a monday and re-chicken-wired the whole thing, added tyvex to the top on tuesday, and had the scratch coat done by thursday afternoon. the following tuesday, they came back and finished the brown (final) coat. and bam. done.
check. this. out.
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is this the last you’ll be hearing about this project? nope. what’s left? artwork! we’ll be hosting a wall scupture party in early May, most likely one more in september, and probably a couple more next summer. i’ll post updates on the event page (and on facebook! if you want to keep in touch, be sure to follow us on facebook!) as things get closer.
and of course, after we finish the work on Mahazda, we’ll be buildign and plastering a wall out front of it. after this 300′ test of our ambition, we all feel pretty good about a mere 40′ extension. we’ll have that one over in one summer, just watch. and done right the first time, too.