New Mud Room Exterior Mosaics and Seating

by ziggy on September 28, 2010 -- 2 comments -- Follow

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A couple of weeks ago, we got around to re-plastering the north side of the house (most of the plaster on the lower half of the wall was completely weathered away), the east, and the finished mud room. April slaved away on this mosaic above the bench and around the window that day, and I think the final product is really swell. The stones are from a Tennessee river bed and the white pieces are broken tile.

The grape vine (to the left in the photo) exploded with all of the rain this year, and it frames this mini seating area and has climbed well up onto the roof. The bench itself is cantilevered in the wall — two roundwood branches (one osage orange, one black locust), and the boards are hand-planed and oiled black walnut. It’s cozy!

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  • It’s beautiful! Had the bench been there, or is it a new addition with the re-plastering?

  • haha, pug looks nuts in that photo! the mosaic is beautiful, it looks like the bench really makes it a stop-and-enjoy place.

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