The advantages of living in a vintage 1920s apartment that is more than a little run down are numerous, including the ability to paint the walls however I want, drive nails at will, and basically treat the whole place like an art studio. However, the lack of maintenance does lead to things like ceiling leaks and peeling plaster. Here is one fix (ala David Ireland) for peeling plaster under the windows.
|The problem: peeling plaster under window|
|The solution: gold acrylic paint and small brush|
|The result: intriguing gold under-layer|