Once the mud is dry, all you have to do is sand it down nice and smooth. For this, I recommend a sanding sponge. The sponge is a sponge on one side but has a coarse side for actual sanding. Because the sponge is slightly damp, it captures the dust, preventing a HUGE clean up later.
Sadly, I have no pictures of this part. But once I got everything nice and smooth, all I had to do was slap up a couple of coats of paint. Luckily the former owners left a ton of paint, so I already had the original paint color.
Once the paint was dry, I installed my new pot rack, moved the microwave cart, restocked the shelves and had Seth change out the light fixture. Without further ado, here she is...
And the view to the left. Nice, white wall with no awful cabinet. The new microwave is on its way and should be here by the end of the week. I made sure to hang the pot rack high enough so that the microwave would still fit.
But I know what you all are thinking to yourselves, she isn't just going to leave it white, is she? The answer is no! I have big plans to add a bit of fun to the function in this tiny room. Check back soon(ish) for the next installment of pantry maddness.