We tore down the shelf (and by we I mean the husband...wood was responsible for the majority of the room prep as I wasn't even able to budge the shelf with the crowbar!)
We filled with Spackle. This was our first time using this brand of Spackle. It goes on pink and dries white. It actually worked really well for anyone that wants to try it out.
Next came sanding. Note the Sophie pug behind the husband. That dog loves power tools!
Finally the room was ready for paint. We wanted to get a couple of coats on the walls before the cabinet install. Without the cabinets in the room it was much easier to move around while painting.
Next up the epicness that is the cabinet install....