Plaster Revealed

plater wall beneath the wall paper

Today was a light day of renovation but we nevertheless managed to get quite a few things done. On a whim, we decided to pull at a bit of the wall paper in one of the bedrooms upstairs — the room that had been Rosemary’s. Underneath, the plaster was in beautiful shape with a wonderful patina. We immediately decided that we will attempt to keep the plaster in this natural state if the rest of the room turns out to be in this good a condition.

Claw Foot Tub from Ursulines

Earlier in the day we moved K’s Chambers stove over from her old place. While she was organizing that, I disconnected the claw foot tub in the upstairs bath and got it ready to be taken out to be refinished. The tub is rusty and in need of a refurb but should be beautiful when we get it back. Or should I say, if we get it back. In an ‘only in New Orleans’ moment this was the location we were given to drop off the tub.

Bath Crest New Orleans

The guy who met us there was super nice and I sense we will see the tub again. But the conversation went something like this:

Us: “Is there any paperwork you need us to sign?”
Him: “Nope.”
Us: “Any receipt or anything?”
Him: “No. You can pay me when you come check out the work and pick it up.”
Us: “Um . . . ok.”

As we drove away, K and I were laughing about dropping off our tub via the side door of this abandoned looking building with no paperwork and no money changing hands. But somehow it seems normal here. Assuming we see the tub again in a few weeks, I would even go so far as to say it is one of the things I love about the city.

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