The wall is done! We are so pleased at how this wall turned out. I’m telling you…one would think Rimmel has been doing construction his entire life. Technically he has, just not as a full-time career. Rimmel was 13 years old when his dad told him they were going to start flipping cars. Rimmel’s role was to learn how to do body repair and paint repair so he built a paint booth in their backyard. Literally. Rimmel constructed the walls, roof and ramp to drive the cars into. The guy is just CRAZY.
The repair definitely took some time and specific materials. Rimmel started by scraping some of the larger chunks of drywall and leftover paint away.
Next, he used wall repair patch kits to cover the major drywall damage areas. There were two outlets that we wouldn’t be using so he went ahead and covered those up as well. We installed these according to package instructions.
Following the repair kit we used an all purpose joint compound to fill, patch, and smooth out the entire area.
The joint compound had to dry overnight. The next day we were able to sand and add texture.
We installed the salvaged baseboards that previously surrounded the wall we removed. Some caulking added a finished look.
A little paint in Sherwin Williams Natural Choice and it’s done! We found these bars to hang my cast iron skillets on at IKEA.
I was slightly distressed when one of them had a handle that was too thin to fit on the hooks, but never fear. Rimmel is here. Yep. He used his drill to make the hole wider. I never would have guessed one could just drill the hole wider. He’s genius.
We are thrilled with how this demo and repair turned out. It really opened the space up to make room for our communal kitchen table. Up next, we move the new furniture in and start having dinner parties!! Stay tuned!