Hello little buttercups, and Yay for Monday! (Sarcasm translation: Suck it, Monday!) I swear I’m still recovering from staying out so late last week for the Gavin DeGraw concert. (It was ah-maze-ing, by the way. However, my crush has now gone from giggly to unhealthy.) So we had a lot of lazy time this weekend, but I was able to de-spook the house and bring in some Fall decor. I’ll show you this week, but first I wanted to show you the finished product from the greatest project every completed at the Sugarplum house!
Remember this hole?
No? You don’t notice it? How about now?!
It seemed no matter what I did to the Living Room, that hole ruined the finished look. Especially mantelscapes!
|I always tried to crop it out, but he was pushy and wanted in the shot.
I tried a larger mirror, in hopes of dwarfing or detracting, but I wasn’t fooling anyone. When I drew up my Living Room Plans, I dreamed of a holeless wall, but assumed it was out of the
So when my contractor mentioned he could close it up for the insane price of $100 (since he’d already be here for the un-expected bathroom reno), I kissed the hole good-bye! TWSS (Thank you, I’m here all week.) First they installed a piece of drywall (Thank you April, for telling me what that was!)
Then they did something called ‘floating’, followed by texturizing and a coat of paint.
I challenge you to find evidence of a hole! (I’ll show some restraint here, since this entire post could be a TWSS.) Master Contractor Magician said the trick is to feather out the texture much larger than the spot you’re covering, and paint an even larger patch.
Now we’re left with a beautiful, seamless no-hole wall!
I took these pics before taking down the Halloween Mantel, but you can look past that, right? Afterall, I am cheating the ‘big reveal’ by showing you such wide shots of the room!
I can’t wait to put together the next mantelscape…with no pushy hole peeking in! TWSS (Really?! Like I could leave that one hanging?!)
Here’s some Before & After action.
How about I cheat the ‘final reveal’ a little more and go back even further?
Whew! You’ve come a long way, baby! Apparently so have my photography skills.
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