The previous owners did some renovations and most of the things they did I was grateful for like the fire pit, new driveway, and adding the plumbing for a downstairs bathroom. But they retextured some of the walls and I wasn’t a fan of how deep the texturing was or the fact that it was so very different than the original texture that was in most of the house. It bugged me when we moved in but I was in a hurry to get all the walls painted and the floors refinished so we could actually move in and live. I said “I’ll do it one day…..” Well that day is now!
I waited until I was ready to repaint. The green walls have had a good run. They have been green since we moved in which was almost 8 years ago. I was ready for a change.
I posted about it on instagram and many of you said you have older homes with the same problem so I decided to make it a post for those of you in my same boat.
Since our walls had areas that were recessed, I wanted to fill those in. I applied some joint compound with a putty knife.
Then I scraped most of it off by holding the putty knife on a 45 degree angle.
Here is a super quick video showing me applying the compound.
It went pretty quickly. I will also be doing the ceiling before I go ahead and paint. The ceiling will still be checker board…..it just won’t be the colors it is now :)
After it dried, I lightly sanded it with a 220 grit sand paper. I can’t wait to prime and paint!
I am planning on finishing the dining room (primer and paint) before jumping in and doing the same with the kitchen area. That way I can move appliances into the dining room area. Hopefully it will be retextured and painted soon. I see a lot of take out in our future this week :)
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