Help with changing stipple wall!
Hi - In my 1919 home, I inherited a bizarre decorating idea in one of the bedrooms and can\'t stand it anymore. Two of the walls are finished with what appears to be stipple plaster - i.e. very rough, sharp-edged plaster-type finish (if you happen to rub the wall with your hand while laying in bed, you\'re in for a nasty cut...honest!). Someone has tried to cover up one of the walls by putting up one-by-two\'s as studs and then nailing some dark panelling to them (this isn\'t a good look either!). So - I would like to finish the walls and make them smooth and paintable...any ideas? I was thinking of putting up some drywall on both walls and then taping and painting -- but I\'m not sure what I should do to the walls first (i.e. how to try to smooth the stipple as much as possible, what sort of supports should I put on the walls in order to secure the drywall, etcetera??). I\'d appreciate any tips or advice.