Decorating with Joint Compound

Suzanne Baugh
Estillfork, AL

My husband and I have been renovating our kitchen for what feels like forever. The longer it takes, the more money it costs. We wanted something unusual on the walls but wanted it to be as cheap as possible. We had some drywall mud left over and decided to use it to create a stone effect. My hubby took a putty knife and spread the mud on the wall in random stone shapes, leaving spaces between where the "mortar" would go. Once the wall was dry, we used glazes in a variety of shades to add color and texture. The finishing touch was coating the wall with polyurethane to seal it.

What the Baughs Saved: $400 in tile
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