It took a lot of prep-work though because the walls were in pretty rough shape. Just a lot of dings and deeps scrapes that required lots of spackling. I hate that I forgot to take a picture of this giant section that had spackle all over it! but here are some other examples.
But first a refresher. It looks sad doesn't it? Kind of like the hallway of mental hospital. Well maybe not that far. ok maybe yes.... ok just not good, how about that.
We know that there have been several owners of this house and our neighbors have told us about some of them. We've gathered that they weren't the best at um...well...anything it seems. They painted every single hinge in the house - bathroom cabinets included, did bad paint jobs galore, bad patching, and bad caulking/sealing - even using tinfoil to patch cracks. yes people. ghetto home repairs aplenty. Case in point.
Why yes it is perfectly acceptable to patch a hole using scotch tape. I mean why not?!
And after patching and lots more spackle it is nice and whole again.
I was OVERJOYED! I told him I think that we should pull up the carpets and he agreed. There was tons of stuff in this room and plus we wanted to paint after I finished removing the wallpaper so it didn't really make sense to pull these up in here quite yet. I told him I was going to go check the hall since there was already a loose piece at the threshold of the bathroom door. Next picture I sent him
As I was peeling back the foam I kept seeing all these paint splatters down the hall :( Some pretty small and some not so much.