And where are we now?
The drywall has been hung in both the nook and the kitchen. We used 1/2" thick in the places where the studs were exposed and used 3/8" to cover up the existing drywall that had wallpaper over the top of it. Because of the change in depth, we will have to trim out one door frame, but we were removing that door and planning on widening the opening anyways.
After the drywall was hung, we spread three coats of mud and sanded after each coat dried for each of the seams and screw divots. Hot tip: Wet your sander a bit to keep the dust down. And check out The Family Handyman's tips for drywall sanding. After the final coat of mud had dried and was sanded, we vacuumed up all the dust, wiped down the walls and sealed the crack between our counters and the drywall with a clear poly sealer. Then we primed the walls with drywall primer, sealed up the room with plastic & drop cloths and readied ourselves for spray texture.
|Sealed off and ready for texture - Dexter would be proud.|
|Up Close and Personal with the Orange Peel Drywall Texture|
With the texture dry, we sealed the wall with a coat of Zinsser Bullseye 1-2-3 Primer. This is a good quality all-surface primer that we'll use when we paint our cabinets, too. I also rolled out the first coat of ceiling paint. So, that's where we are now...waiting for the paint to dry, so to speak.
Finish hanging drywall in kitchen Mud/sand Drywall texture Prime walls
- Hang cabinets
- Install window trim & crown molding
- Paint cabinets
- Fun stuff (open shelving, nook benches & bookcase)