Pocket Door and Texture

Andrea asked me to finish her kitchen update (it was done, but there were a few little custom things missing). There were some holes in the textured ceiling to fill. I matched the texture with the ‘ol plastic bag trick:

The pocket door was a larger job. There was an arched doorway that had been blocked some time ago to conserve heat, and a door to the garage. Andrea wanted the arched doorway to become a pocket door, and remove the door to the garage (there is another door down the hall). The walls were also textured so that had to be matched as well.

Due to the width of the pocket door frame and the fact that the wall was weight bearing, I had to put a longer header in. Then I buttoned up the old doorway. I used the old door as the pocket door.

Once the drywall was pieced back together, I taped it and then matched the texture with circles made with a stiff paintbrush. Lastly there was some trim. It all turned out very nicely!
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