|Two colors of finish are used for this block design. Early
morning shadows on the edge of the blocks create a soft appearance,
like an old quilt, or a button
tuft car interior.
|Finish is REAL portland cement and REAL sand. The first color
"Aspen" from La
Habra stucco. Joints are made by using inch wide masking tape. Second
color is 97, "Pacific Sand". Tape is peeled off when second coat starts
to set firm.
|A view of the mechanical enclosure.
Wall is designed for ivy to grow on. The open pores of the
is ideal for the roots of the ivy. I have had readers write to
how to get the ivy off the stucco.
|Faux stone blocks are scored deep with a
The brown coat was scored first, then the finish coat.
|White portland cement and white sand is troweled fairly smooth for a stone like look and feel. Note how the steel groover marked off dark in between for a mortar appearance.|
|Don't you HATE when your wall looks like this ? Circa
has sloppy patches as well as loose and buckling areas.
Original pebble dash stucco was lime and sand (as opposed to portland cement and sand) on wood lath.
bungalow has new pebble dash. With new paint,
be back to it's 1920's self. Can't you just see a model T parked
Bungalow is a word from India meaning house with a porch.
|Old row house brightened up with a re-stucco. Color is
"Chablis" from La
|Diamond shape is my signature on this project. Angle accents
block inlay as well as the angular roof line, creating a linear
|Color will be #830, "clay", from
More about this addition on the next update. Please check back to see how we do balconies, over flat roofs, chimneys, etc.
|Please check back for the next progress update for more.|