Now that we've bought a new house and moved in, we're in the phase where we're putting some of the final touches on getting the old house ready to put up for sale.
This mostly means getting rid of some garbage, cleaning and other minor touches. However, we did find one surprise as we were cleaning.
We knew we'd need to completely repaint one room. For the last six years, that room was where a baby/toddler slept in a crib and those walls were a mess. Because a baby/toddler slept in that room, we had a blackout curtain that went past the floor and often covered over the HVAC vent in the room. Because of this, a lot of moisture-filled air was being shot straight into the wall, and the poor drywall just couldn't take it and cracked.
What does this have to do with a table?
So before painting, we really needed to fix that crack. This started with me basically punching out the drywall to make a big, clean hole that could be more easily patched with a sheet of new drywall.
|I made a bigger hole|
With the hole ready to patch, it was surgery time.
My friend Eric (who helped a ton with the gutters) came over and helped me get the new sheet in and put on the first round of drywall mud.
|That sure is pink|
I still find it pretty hilarious the drywall mud goes on bright pink. Over the next few days, I'll swing by and sand/mud the spot a few more times to make it a nice and hopefully unnoticeable transition to the old wall, and have it ready to paint.