Where were we? Oh, that’s right. We had torn out the arched doors. Time to rebuild and get ready for paint. For both doors, Ben started by building small walls to frame out the tops to normal door height.
Immediately, we liked the definition of family room and breakfast nook/kitchen.
A few pieces of sheet rock, tape, mud, and MDF trim (more durable than sheet rock and we got away without seams) closed off the studs, both large and small doors.
The living room ceiling still needs a coat or two of mud.
So will the small door to match the knock-down texture on the walls. Boo to textured walls.
The living room side will remain flat, but we’ve still got more mud to add for a seamless patch.
Then we’ll sand it smooth, add trim around the doors to match the windows, and finally get some paint on the walls!
I know it doesn’t look like much now, but it feels so different already. Trim around the small door just feels so much more finished.
Just a few more simple steps and we can cross the family room off our to do list. At least until we decide its time to get/build new furniture.
So tell me, have you added or removed a wall for a completely different use and feel of a space?
P.S. We’ve been nominated in the Home Project & DIY category for Apartment Therapy Homies. Thank you! Voting ends Friday.