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Took a good stab at laying the stone for the San Franciscan's basement yesterday. I'm using some Andi Mini stone I had in my stash.. do I love it for this project?... mmm.. jury is out.. but the price was right and it saved a lot of time on making egg carton stones.. I'm not in love with the colour of these stones, they are a bit pink for my liking... I'm wondering if I can do a paint wash over them to tone them down? Thoughts?

This is the right side or "hill" side.. There will be a chimney between the windows hence the cut out in the foam... Obviously I didn't really need to stone there but I forgot while I was working and I had enough product so I kept going. :D

 


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Hmmmm.  It's pretty stone, but it is a bit pink.  Are they actual stone?  I think I would experiment on some left-over stone if you have any, to see how it does with a color wash.  (Also, technically, most San Francisco houses don't have foundations of stone, brick or concrete block, because they do not do well in earthquakes.)

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Ah yes, earthquakes.. I remember that from living in LA. :)

I know it's not typical, but I've seen the odd photo here and there of brick or stone basements.. so I went with it... Let's just call it poetic licence. :D 

They are made of plaster.. They're a great product but I wish I had the grey colour in my stash instead of these... I got them quite a while ago for a great price in a sale but, should have held out for the ones I really wanted, instead of going for the cheap option.. :doh:

I'm going to do some tester pieces as you suggested and see what I can come up with. 

 

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I've painted plaster. If it's not sealed it soaks up the paint, so I'd definitely do some test pieces before committing. :D

 

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24 minutes ago, Samusa said:

I know it's not typical, but I've seen the odd photo here and there of brick or stone basements

That's true.  I just worry about the safety of your little inhabitants.  :)  But I do like the look of stone, and the shape of this stone (and the way you've laid it) is really nice.

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Just now, Debsrand56 said:

That's true.  I just worry about the safety of your little inhabitants.  :)  But I do like the look of stone, and the shape of this stone (and the way you've laid it) is really nice.

Haha.. it a fantasy San Francisco, where earthquakes are a figment of your imagination.. :D

 

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27 minutes ago, Dalesq said:

I've painted plaster. If it's not sealed it soaks up the paint, so I'd definitely do some test pieces before committing. :D

 

Thanks Debora.. Good to know! I'll try some pieces with different washes and see what I can come up with.

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15 minutes ago, fov said:

Actually a lot of houses in my neighborhood have stone veneer on the ground floor. They're Marina style, not Victorians, but your Victorian with the stone doesn't look odd to me at all. Here's an example: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/678-39th-Ave-San-Francisco-CA-94121/15096032_zpid/

Cool.. I've seen those houses before but didn't know they were called Marina style. Most of the examples of brick or stone basements I've seen have been this style but I don't care.. I really didn't want to have to try to match the milled siding on this house so any examples were good enough for me! :D
 

 

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