What to Wear When You DIY
I think by now you all know that I’m the handy girl of the house. I love it.
Whenever I start a project, I throw on my fave pair of painting sweat pants and get to work. Can’t live without them.
But the top I usually choose is never ideal.
First of all, I want a comfy shirt but the one I usually use gives me plumber’s butt!
And I’m certainly not using one of my nice comfy shirts to get paint on.
So let me tell you about this awesome DIY shirt I’ve found
this post wouldn’t be complete without a DIY project: 4 Ways to Removal Wall Anchors
Enter favorite pair of painting pants.
That shirt is just a bit too short. Bend over to get more paint and you’re giving everyone a show!
Not pretty but it is comfy.
This is the shirt I got from Duluth last year and it still looks great.
So now I can feel comfy, look great, and when I bend over…
no one gets a show! It’s a win-win.
And you can just keep it for DIY-ing. No more using old shirts.
4 Ways to Remove Wall Anchors
Okay, now that you’ve got on your DIY clothes, it’s time to get to work!
In our house, there have been lots of putting up curtain rods, taking down curtain rods.
Lots of putting artwork up, then taking down artwork.
What we are left with is a mess of the drywall. For a quick fix, I’ve puttied and painted right over the wall anchors.
It looks awful (obviously).
It’s bothered me enough to want to sand it down and try to get the anchors out.
My friend Laura, from The Turquoise Home, actually inspired me with her tutorial.
But I had a bigger problem on my hand since I PUTTIED OVER MY ANCHORS! What was I thinking?
First, you’ll need to sand down the paint and putty down to the drywall being careful not to damage the drywall too much.
Then using a putty knife, you’re going to try to lift the edge of the anchor.
Sometimes the edges lift up just enough that you can pull them out.
Sometimes all they need is a gentle pull with some pliers.
Even anchors put in the same area need different tactics. The top one came out easily with a putty knife and pliers and the bottom one needed pushing back in.
I pushed it back in by hammering on top of a screwdriver. Probably not the greatest technique but it worked.
Once you have them out, sand lightly around the area to make smooth. Apply drywall spackle / wall putty to the area and smooth out with your putty knife.
After allowing it to fully dry (if you’re not sure, just wait 24 hours), then you can use touch-up paint over the area feathering out lightly to blend in to your original paint job.
And there you have it! 4 ways to remove wall anchors and what to wear when you’re doing it!
Now get to work, people 😉
Disclaimer: Thanks for the T-shirts, Duluth! Of course, all opinions and handiwork are 100% my own.