When our muratore arrived yesterday, he had a set of steel plates with him.
Within seconds of diving out of his truck, he had broken the tranquillity of the valley and was making noises with a grinder.
I peered out to see what he was doing and found him cutting into the plates, loudly ruining their smooth appearance. When I asked what he was doing, he explained that he was giving them an antique or "stressed" look.
This is yet another of Sandro's ideas that go above and beyond the call of duty. We continue to be amazed and grateful that he cares so much about our building.
The newly aged plates will go on the roof peaks and joins and add to the authentic rustic feel of the building.
After he finished grinding them, he presented them to us for rust proofing.
Stu's hanging apparatus (which allowed us to paint both sides of the plates easily) was a stark contrast to the antique plates. It looked like a weird modern art installation!