So I think they’re catching on to me at my job… I keep diving into DIY projects to avoid actual work. Anyway….
I had removed wallpaper from a wall, and I needed to match the texture of the other three walls in the room.
Sooooo, I went to the store and bought some joint compound:
I took a plastic bag, scooped up some of the joint compound, and thinly dotted it on the wall.
Then I drug a large putty knife/scraper-thing-a-ma-bob across the freshly applied joint compound to flatten out the peaks.
I did that in sections so that my joint compound didn’t dry too much.
I let that dry overnight (though I’m sure a few hours would do), and then I painted over the top of it.
This is a corner… the left wall is the freshly textured wall, and the right wall is the existing texture I was trying to imitate.
All in all, it took less than an hour to texture the wall (not including paint), and now that I’ve got the hang of it, I think I could easily finish out a wall in 30 minutes or less.
Hope that helps! Happy projects!
We are getting ready to do some remodeling, so I was on Pinterest looking through Home Decor and came across this pin on how to texture a wall. I opened it and saw your name. I thought, I know a Rashel Cornish, what are the odds there are two out there? So I clicked around some more on your blog, and there she was, you! Good to see you guys! Tell John that D’Lynn says Hi!
How funny!! I’ll tell him “hi,” and have fun remodeling! 🙂
You’re a god send, thanks much!