Glad you're back to see me through refacing my columns!
When I left you, they looked like this.
Pustule "rocks" made from spray foam insulation.
Well, they got scraped off with a putty knife...
SO glad they're gone!
After I scraped them off, I took some drywall compound and did a "crumb coat" all around the column bases.
That got it nice and even, so that you couldn't see the particle board's texture, and gave me a good surface to add a thicker coat of compound to later on.
When the drywall compound dried, I added a thicker coat (from 1/8" - 1/4") and dabbed it with a paper towel to create a rock-like texture.
I wanted to try to make a thicker coat so that I would have a more noticeable grout line, but the places with the thicker drywall compound had really big "peaks" when I textured there, and I don't know that I liked that. But the grout lines were good!
I just took my finger and created the grout lines randomly.
Now I have two textured, brick-like columns (I call them my chimneys).
Next up - PAINT!
Have you planned out your Halloween to-dos yet?!