I have this random phone jack in my kitchen that I am never going to use.
So I decided to just get rid of it. First I unscrewed it.
And I didn’t really know what to do with it, so I just left it all wired up and shoved it through the wall hole.
Then I bought this patch kit:
The directions on the back are pretty straight forward.
I stuck the patch to the wall and then used joint compound over the top of it with a putty knife.
Once I had it all smoothed out I let it dry and then lightly sanded it.
Now the fun begins! I attacked it with a can of spray texture.
Some homes have smooth walls, in which case you don’t need spray texture. But, if your house does have textured walls read the back of the can to figure out what type of texture to apply.
We have knock-down texture, so I’m going to show you how to recreate the knock-down.
Set the dial on the texture can to the thickness you want. Then just spray all over the area you are texturing.
This stuff gets everywhere so it’s a good idea to put up newspaper or plastic around your area.
To make the “knock-down effect” let the spray texture set for about 5 minutes or so. Then take your putty knife and LIGHTLY “knock-down” the texture.
Isn’t this texture just beautiful? So easy, and looks great every time!
Once the texture is dry, paint the wall and then stand back and admire your handy work.
You can still kinda see the area that was patched, but it’s going to be almost impossible to match it 100%. If you didn’t know the area was patched though, you’d never notice it.
Sure beats having a big ugly white phone outlet!
And now I can hang up my monogram plate, ’cause you guys know how much I love my monograms!