ever wonder how to patch drywall when you are not near a stud? i know you lie awake at night wondering this, so today is your lucky day!
as we are working on ceiling spackling, there are some areas of old plaster that had hardened into cement, rendering it impossible to sand down. i guess when you are spraying popcorn on ceilings, you don’t care about a smooth finish under your popcorn. when dan pried the plaster out of the ceiling, the drywall came with it. YAY!
cue the drywall repair clips…$3.09 of fun.
the drywall clips look like this:
and basically slide onto the edge of your drywall with their cute little feet:
you then drill through the drywall into the little holes in the side of the clip hidden under the drywall to secure the clip:
the cute little feet are made bendy so that you can bend them right out of the way, like so:
cut your piece of drywall as close as you can and screw it into the other side of the clips:
tape, spackle (this is after the first coat), and walaaah!
exciting stuff! the most exciting part of the weekend happened upstairs as I made progress on the never ending ceilings in our living room:
…and said goodbye to this lovely fixture:
…back to the exciting part. just as my neck was burning with a pain worse than i could stand, our kitchen went from this:
(the wires were removed too, after we picked up an electrical box)
after all, who wouldn’t want an uninterrupted view of these two while cooking??