Decided to sub out the mudding and taping, since so may other projects were backing up around the house. I have a guy coming next week (#crossesfingers), so I'm working on smaller efforts. I'll try to get a picture up of the server rack with some shelving and a couple of pieces of gear, but here's what the front wall looks like now. I couldn't stand the idea of it being unfinished back there, so I went to JoAnn Fabric and picked up about 11 yds of black crafters felt. At $5.99 per yd, minus an online coupon, I think it's a great spend of $35! I still have to take the Sharpie to most of the staples...
Subbing out the mudding a taping is a wise choice, its on of those skills that takes time, practice and patience to learn.... what took them 3-4 days would have taken me 3-4months
Front wall is looking good, be warned ..... drywall dust gets everywhere.... and black is a magnet.... you might want to poly it for the drywaller
Do you plan to change the speaker and receptacle plates to black?