need to fix up my little art studio
February 22, 2011 2:24 PM Subscribe
No good deed goes unpunished: Gave my lovely little Greenwich Village basement art studio to someone for a few months. I got it back in the most atrocious shape...with my beautiful plaster walls completely hacked to bits from him incompetently drilling screw after useless screw into my wall, taking huge chunks of plaster out, and making occasional giant gouges with long anchoring screws (and even incomprehensibly applying adhesive spray insulation to glue wood boards to the wall. *sob*) The wall is about 11x9 feet. How much should I expect to pay to get this fixed? I'm handy, but know nothing about plaster and feel gutted about letting someone treat this super-old plaster wall so badly.
posted by thegreatfleecircus to home & garden (20 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Should I look for someone on Craigslist? How much should this cost, ballpark amount? Are there terms which would help me find the right person? I'm an artist, and this place is amazing cheap, so I don't have endless resources to fix this. Any ideas about how to proceed? Would it be crazy to consider contacting the landlords and coming clean about what happened, and try to pay their people to help me fix this? Also, it doesn't have to be perfect...I love the quirky nature of the old plastering, so even if someone here has a friend who knows plaster I would be thrilled for some improvement at least. This is in NYC. Thanks.