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Is There a Doctor In The House?

So, I visited Dr. Doug last week. While we were in his FABULOUS attic, I glanced down and my eyes bugged out. “Doug! WHAT is this?”


Doug replied: “That is the original plaster ceiling medallion from the dining room. It was really damaged so I removed it 35-years-ago. It’s been up here ever since.”


Is there anybody out there that can repair it? It’s broken in half, and has several small broken off bits. One small area is missing.

It seems easy enough to re-attach all the bits. For the small missing bit, somebody would need to cast a new bit from an existing bit.

Any takers?

This just has to be re-installed!!!!!!!!


Toooooooooo fabulous!




5 Responses to Is There a Doctor In The House?

  1. Oh the beauty of how they use to build and decorate never ceases to amaze me. I could stare at this stuff forever and picture them at work in my mine.

  2. That’s beautiful! You might need to have a mould of the entire thing made though, and a new one cast, so you’re sure it’s not going to come down on your next dinner party. Not sure it would hold together without a lot of work.

  3. It is very beautiful indeed. Dr. Google has many prescriptions for “plaster medallion repair”. Even TOH (We all have learning curves and it was part of mine.) has a useful DIY shopping list. It looks like you have at least two pieces big enough to work up a mold. Dr. Google makes me think even I could do this. Does this come under the heading of a little knowledge is a dangerous thing?

  4. I repair ornate plaster picture frames with joint compound. Kinda get the shape as close as you can while wet and scrap/sand when dry. If the piece missing is large I use screws or wire to re-enforce.

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