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 we are tired of sleeping in the living room.
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!