- Find studs
- Make sure the boards are level
Cutting around pipes:
Note: If you have the right tools you could easily just cut a circle straight out of the board instead of doing the scarf joint/scroll saw business. I do have these alleged tools. But honestly, I didn’t feel like rummaging through my unorganized garage to locate said tools. So I used what I had out.
Cutting around light switches:
Floor Board and trim:
Corner Trim and Cap pieces:
For the Cap pieces I’m using two pieces of select 1×2 pine. The bottom piece with the 2″ side flush against the wall, and the top piece sitting with it’s 1″ side flush against the wall.
I still haven’t decided how I’m framing the mirror. So, for now I’ve left the cap pieces on the mirror wall off.
Paint and Skim Coating:
So, I decided to skim coat the powder room.. I know textured walls are better for a future rental property. But I figured doing it in such a small low traffic space would be fine. I was also just interested in learning how to skim coat. Here’s one of the beginning coats.
I’ve done 2-3 coats of joint compound, and just finished a second coat of the top coat. I THINK I am done skim coating and after this last coat is dry and sanded I’ll get to paint and see if skim coating was worth it. Cross your fingers for me, I might die if I slap the paint on the walls and find out I hate the flat walls. Also, I’m not planning on skim coating the ceiling. So hopefully the lightly textured ceiling isn’t terribly noticeable. I don’t know if I could handle skim coating the ceiling.
Here are a few “where we are now” photos:
I forgot to mention that I added some 1×2’s on the top of the door to make it more craftsman style-ish.
But all in all EXCITING THINGS ARE HAPPENING IN MY POWDER ROOM! I am VERY excited to move on from all this mundane drywall-sanding-hole patching business.
Also, we officially have a fully functioning toilet in there!! Still missing a sink, hand washing has to be done in the kitchen for now. I hope to make a post shortly on the toilet installation.
Otherwise, next up is painting, vanity building, mirror framing, sink installation and door painting. Not necessarily in that order.
Happy Monday 🙂