Tom Meaney Architect, AIA
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The entry courtyard of a rustic Mediterranean home. All materials are simple yet handmade. The front door surround is antique. We tried many stains to get a weathered look for the door and shutters, but decided to use the planks from the plaster's scaffolding. Perfect!

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April 14, 2013
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this is integral color. the plaster ages, cracks, and weathers. it is a great look if you can tolerate that.
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We wanted a weathered look for the door and shutters. While sampling colors, we noticed the plasterer's planks on his scaffolds. Weathered, distressed, splattered with years of grey plaster. Perfect.
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August 28, 2012
ractkinson wrote:
love this roof what is it, brand and blend name? thank you so much
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George davidson from Santa Barbara. Made in mexico
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See above
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What type of vine is around the windows?

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