Girl Cave Drywall Crack – Part 3: Completed!

mudding the crack in the girl cave ceiling drywall

After 2 applications of joint tape, 3 coats of joint compound, and a whole lot of sanding, the repair to the drywall tape crack is finally done! I touched up the wall paint around the repair site and it’s looking amazing! Next up will be painting the ceiling and hanging tiny LED star lights to look like the night sky. The project cost about $20 and took about 3 weeks to complete.

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Girl Cave Drywall Crack – Part 2: Fibatape!

fixing the crack in the girl cave ceiling drywall with fibatape

Last week I was in need of drywall tape. I never made it to Home Depot myself, so hubby got me some last week! I applied it along the edge of the ceiling, along the crack, then spread joint compound over it. After letting the compound dry for a few days, I sanded it down smooth. Then I applied another layer of joint compound. Once that’s dry, I’ll sand it down and will probably have to apply a 3rd touch-up coat since I can still see a bit of the tape.

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Girl Cave Drywall Crack – Part 1: Patch Kit Fail

crack in the drywall of the girl cave ceiling

There is a crack in the drywall at the peak of the 15′ girl cave ceiling. It’s not actually a crack, it’s just the drywall tape separating from the ceiling. My first attempt at repairing it involved a drywall patch kit. The adhesive patches stuck to the ceiling for about 30 minutes before cascading to the floor. I definitely need drywall tape! After work I’m heading to Home Depot to pick some up, then it’ll be back up the ladder for me!

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A DIY Milestone: Joint Compound!

wallboard joint compound

Yesterday I bought my first tub of joint compound. I feel like this is one huge step in my ability to fix things myself! I don’t know why I equate owning joint compound with DIY success… but I do. I’m going to use it to patch a crack where the drywall tape has separated from the ceiling in my girl cave. I also bought a patch kit, a joint knife, and a fine grit sanding block to use between layers of compound. Wish me luck!

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Welcome to My Website!

me with an ikea nightlight on my head

This is my first post, on my very own website! I will be documenting my home improvement projects on our beautiful, sunny condo at the edge of the Ipswich River. Currently, the only power tool I own is a drill, and I’ve never built anything from scratch. But, I have to start somewhere, and I’ve already learned so much by getting my hands dirty over the last few months. Thanks for joining me on my DIY journey!

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