Tuesday, July 29, 2008

This Olde House - Patched Drywall

I'm a big fan of "Measure Twice, Cut Once." I'm also a big fan of planning out as much as possible. Yet even though I measured everything multiple times, and draw a layout over everything, I somehow managed to put the sole electrical outlet in the wrong place. I put it far too high. It screwed up the placement of the medicine cabinet. All in all, it put a big damper on my good mood.

So I had to burn more time and effort fixing my mistake. Cut out a large enough piece of drywall to pass over the studs. Moved the outlet down about a foot. Screwed in a new sheet of drywall. Cut the edges as cleanly as possible. And used a box knife to angle the sides of the groove, to help conceal the lines once I start to patch it.

Hopefully I can get some tape and a layer of drywall mud down this weekend, sand it, prime it, paint it, and get the medicine cabinet in place.

Very eager to be done with this project. It has stopped being fun at this point.

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