Studies of the plaster walls and layers of paint, paper, and evidence of life in my friend Justin’s 19th Century Vermont farmhouse, which he is lovingly restoring. To follow Justin’s project, check him out on Instagram. If you’d like to contribute to the restoration cause, you can make a donation on Go Fund Me.
peterconverse August 31, 2017
This is fantastic! I’m now following Justin on instagram. My mother restored an old Vermont house in the 50’s, that’s still in the family. I can’t say she retained the fundamentals as dutifully as Justin has endeavored.
Caroline Goddard September 2, 2017
That’s awesome, Peter. Justin has worked professionally as a historic interpreter, so he is really doing a unique job on this restoration process, bridging old and new. I’m learning a lot by following his posts!
peterconverse September 4, 2017
Yes, I see. It’s evident in his work and emphasis on preservation, as stated in the notations. Where so many others would gut the plaster in favor of drywall, he recognizes its charm and witness to time.
I too, can learn a lot. I like the carried wisdom of, “Once it’s gone, it’s gone.”