I had NEVER realized that dogs even did things like this! But anyway, let me tell you how this all went down!
Almost 2 years ago I had the kitchen remodeled so everything was looking brand new. Can you tell by the subject of this post what happened? Yep, you guessed right, the puppy chewed the baseboard, in not one, but two places ?. You guessed it! That quote up above was my immediate reaction! I can’t be the only one going through things like this, so I figured I’d share the easiest way to take care of this little problem yourself!
Once Charley got ahold of the baseboard, it looked like this:
I originally reached out to the contractor that did the work to see what his recommendation was, and he volunteered to come back to repair it. Since this is a DIY post, can you guess what happened there? Yep, he never came, so I had to take matters into my own hands ?, and figure out how to do it myself! Well, kind of!
Thanks to my friend Alexis, I learned that in order to fix it, this is everything that you need:
What I gathered for this project included:
- White paint for the baseboard;
- The color paint for that small part of the wall that was damaged which was called “eggshell;”
- Plastic Wood All Purpose Wood Filler; and
- A 120 grit sander.
From there, the fun began! First, I sanded the area down to be smooth and then I applied the Plastic All Purpose Wood Filler. Since this area was smaller, I just applied this with my finger. As you can see from the photo below, this stuff is purple, so don’t be too alarmed but it does dry a more natural color.
After applying the wood filler, the area looked like this:
I started this project late at night, so I let it dry overnight. After it dried, I was able to use the sander to smooth it out.
I did have to apply a second coat of the wood filler to the corner and then sand it out again. With the damage being on the corner, it was a little more difficult to get the ‘point’ to look good on the edge.
Once everything was sanded down in a way that I like, I was finally able to add the paint. The paint was still drying when I took this picture, but here is the final product:
Looks much better right? Here’s the best part, all of those products cost me just under $20!
Have you ever had a dog chew the wall in your home? Puppies tend to chew on EVERYTHING, but I must admit this is the first dog that I’ve had that chewed on the wall, it’s usually my shoes they go after. If this happened to you or something else damaged your baseboard or crown moulding, you now have the solution to have it fixed in no time!
Juanita is a hard-working lady that decided to take a leap of faith, and pursue her passion for blogging! This blog has changed her life in many ways, by providing her the opportunity to help others when they need it most! Her ultimate goal is to help Moms find balance in the midst of trying to juggle it all! Check out the “About” tab above to learn more about her!
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