How To Remove An Interior Wall Without Needing To Repair Drywall By Encasing The Opening
What to do after you remove a wall if you don’t want to repair drywall or add new drywall!
We have now been in our new farmhouse an entire month & now I think sawdust is just a part of my personality.
It has been busy but a whole lot of fun gutting this house.
So far we have completed Eli’s big boy room & the kitchen is underway!
While we waited on the cabinets to come in we decided to move onto our master bedroom because honestly
Here is what we were working with:
The To-Do List:
Remove Popcorn Ceiling New Flooring Paint Trim Windows & Door Frames New Baseboards Install New Light Fixture
- Remove Closet Wall
- Enclose Exposed Pipes
- Build Barn Doors
See how far we have already come HERE!
We knew from the beginning we wanted to remove this closet wall & relocate the closet in order to expand the master bedroom.
Honestly this project made me a little nervous because I have never removed a wall & also I HATE drywall repair!
Today I’m spilling my secret on how to get around the dreaded mudding, taping, & drywall repair.
- (6) 1x4x8 Pine Boards
- (3) 1x4x10 Pine Boards
- Nail Gun
- Wood Filler
- After you remove the wall you should be left with the 2×4 braces. Remove all the nails that are sticking out.
- Once you have removed all the nails, measure one of the side walls from the floor to the ceiling. Cut (2) 1x4x8 to this length.
- Start on one side of the 2×4 & nail the 1×4 you just cut to the outside
This is how it should look so far!
- Next, measure the front 2×4 from the floor to the top 2×4. Cut a 1×4 to this length, it will be the front piece of the faux beam.
- It will be attached from the side through the side 1×4.
- Finally, attach the third board to the remaining side.
- Follow those same steps for the top & bottom beams. This is also the method I use for encasing door frames & other openings!
8. Once the beams are up it’s time to caulk & fill the nail holes.
9. Finally, we painted the entire beam the same color as the trim & DIY window trim, Sherwin Williams Pure White.
So much better right?! Removing this wall really opened up the space so it could breathe.
I encased the exposed pipes using the same method. This was so simple & easy because it required no bevel cuts or mudding/taping necessary!
This master bedroom is really starting to take shape y’all! All that’s left is to build the barn doors & make it cozy!