Mid Century Bath Drywall Repair

If you have been following along on this Mid Century design remodel you know it has been torn out.  Lots of fun and necessary changes are happening.

Before Here

Demo Here

Plumbing and drywall are the words right now. The bones of the project. Yeah! They  are the “have to’s”  before you start seeing the new look coming. Yesterday the walls were repaired and patched. The plumbing are for the new shower was started.

As you remember there was damage to the walls were the backsplash tile, recessed toilet paper holder, and part of the tub surround was removed. It isn’t necessary in some cases to remove the drywall and replace. You can achieve a flawless repair if you take your time and work slow.

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Sorry I missed the photos so hope this makes sense? The hole in the wall will be a separate post, on how to patch holes.

The wall was scraped of loose paper, and remaining adhesive. There was damage and gouges. then the area was sanded with a palm sander to remove any small loose paper or materials.

The area was then painted with a coat of Oil Based 30min dry time primer.

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Once this dried, a skim coat of drywall mud was ran over the surface. This was applied with a board knife.

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The edges are wiped up, with a damp cloth as not to cover some of the existing texture this was allowed to dry completely and then sanded.

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Followed again by another thin coat of “mud” which is allowed to dry, and sanded again.

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After a good sanding and wipe down. Canned texture is applied. It is best to spray tests on an old piece of cardboard to get the right match of texture. There is a dial on the spout that can be turned from light, medium, or heavy.

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Once you get the size of spray, you start off the wall and apply in circular motion to get the desired area covered. Less is more as you can add additional if needed.

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Sorry about these photos, blurry, and not very good, but hope you get the idea. I shot them with my phone.

You let the texture dry completely. The use the broad knife again to knock off the tops of the texture bumps. This will fall to the floor like powdered sugar!

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You may have to repeat to fill in missed spots or get the desired texture. After it has dried and tops knocked off, you need to prime it all again. When you have existing paint on the walls you have patched, feather the dry roller onto these areas so your new paint will adhere and look good.

The plumbing is in, and tested.

Yes! now we are ready for paint & tile.

Hugs,

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Upper Cabinet Installation

So we left off with the walls being done at this point. Click here to see the wall post. So since the cabinet maker had the shells of the uppers done, and I had finished painting the uppers will get installed before the lowers.

I guess I should give you a little back story.  This part of a kitchen remodel is “compromise” yes that is the name of the game. You have a mental photo or dream in your head for the space. But in all actuality it will look very close but you will have to compromise at some point in the details. This might be due to budget, or unforeseen problem your space will throw at you. This could be a major wiring in the way, to support beams, and sometimes just a few inches can make or break an idea or plan.

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So far I’ve had two compromises. The first was the old panty area, which now will hold the supersized refridgerator.  Then due to this it would have been major problem to remove the soffits, so they remained and we even have to change them up and extend them.

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Here the soffit is already altered. The corner cabinet, and vintage inspired curved shelves were on my list! The other side was to either have a matching curved shelf or not one at all and the wall completely tiled.

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Then I lost my open shelf and wall concept above the range and to the sides. To the right one open shelf was to house the microwave, since things shifted to the left and right something in the center had to go, and it was the microwave shelf. Now the range hood is to be built in and become a focal point structure. Which is now looking pretty slim of becoming a reality.

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So the new cabinet has bead board  in the back. This is due to the fact it will have glass doors and contain dishes.

So we are on a roll. No shelves and have install the doors. But it’s looking more like a kitchen everyday.

The next step the kitchen sink!

Hugs,

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Kitchen Updating Turns Remodel part #1

So when I decided to remodel the kitchen, it came about in an odd way. It all happened really by accident, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it!

It all started with a new washer and dryer. I told Mr nostalgia I thought it was time to update our set of front loaders. We had had them for a while and used them a lot. I just figured it was better to upgrade before we had to.

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This is the old set, there is a funny story how we sold them on Craigslist! That will be a later post.

While in Lowes one day I checked out the current brand and models we all ready owed. Check! They look good to me, I would love to venture out and do a color but, white is fine and goes with everything and blends well. Oh yeah we will go will the pedestals too.

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Well a few months before Mr. Nostalgia and I had been in Lowes to pick out items for his business remodel and bought ourselves a new microwave. We looked at new refrigerators and of course men being men he picked out the biggest and best that he liked! We didn’t buy one just cruised.

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So while I’m there looking at washer’s and dryers, I check out refrigerators, and ranges. The wonderful sales associate answers all my questions while I took photos on my phone to share with Mr. Nostalgia. The sales associate informs me that they will be have a sales event coming up and all the details, writes up my selections and I’m on my way.

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Of course when I show Mr. Nostalgia his refrigerator photos well that the one he has to have. So on the sales weekend I head to Lowes to purchase my new appliances, Washer, Dryer, range and the refrigerator. They are all set and delivery is set up.

Here it comes…..the refridgerator is to wide and to tall for the opening. So I tear out the cabinet above the old one, and the little cabinet next to the stove. Now we will have to do some work, but not to bad.

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Delivery day!

I have to take a lunch from work to come home while they install the new washer and dryer, range, and refrigerator. Everything goes pretty smooth until the refrigerator.It won’t fit between the pantry door and the kitchen island. They have to remove the French doors and bottom freezer drawer. Thankfully it fit! However you cannot really open the doors and work in the kitchen.

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Sorry about this blurry photo, only one I could find of the enormous island!

So the remedy was to hire help and we tore out the island. We hauled in an old cabinet from the garage to sub in while we figured out what to do with the kitchen.

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Until part 2

hugs

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