Shelly L Nemeth
Shelly L Nemeth
  • Hometalk Helper
  • Gilbert, AZ

How to Remove a Pony Wall

2 Materials
$50
3 Days
Medium

We had this little half height wall in our dining room, and we decided it was time to remove it. It really broke up the space, and we just didn't need it anymore!

how to remove a pony wall

Here we go, bye bye old wall!

how to remove a pony wall

First I started by sawing the top and the two sides, and removing all of the material from the wall.

how to remove a pony wall

Then I cut the studs and removed the wood with a crowbar. We then just pulled out the rest of the wall out. Much thanks to my helper!

how to remove a pony wall

We were left with this awkward space in the floor.

how to remove a pony wall

I removed the half tiles so that we could replace them with full new tiles. I chiseled them out carefully with a screwdriver and a hammer and then removed the grout and all the tile.

how to remove a pony wall


how to remove a pony wall

And...done!

how to remove a pony wall

I then set the new tiles, and they fit like a glove!! Now it's time to do the electrical work.

how to remove a pony wall

My helper did this part, because he's the professional. To keep it short, we cut the wires, added new boxes, and got new outlets. The new outlet has USB port, so we can charge our phones!

how to remove a pony wall

We then finished up the wall. We used a piece of drywall that was left from the wall before, and added new round edging attached with drywall screws.

how to remove a pony wall

Next we used joint compound all over the area, and let it dry.

how to remove a pony wall

We used a fan to help speed this up!

how to remove a pony wall

We applied this set on each tile (almost like buttering bread!) and laid them to sit firmly on the floor, lined up next to the tiles that were already there.

how to remove a pony wall

We let the tiles dry overnight.


We then applied some texture to the wall.

how to remove a pony wall

The whole process took 3 days! It was an amazing experience and I love the way it came out!

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3 of 10 questions
  • Phyllis
    on Jul 15, 2019

    I really don’t have a question I just wanted to say how beautiful that came out great job

  • Karon White
    on Jul 16, 2019

    Can I use doilies with either white glue or starch on Windows to cut to some of the light out

  • Kate
    on Jul 17, 2019

    What does a person do with a wall vent in the pony wall?

    • Shelly L Nemeth
      on Jul 17, 2019

      Oh that’s a whole new issue that would need to be placed in the ceiling or something seek a professional

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  • Kathy Kovacev
    on Jul 16, 2019

    I have seen your work on Hometalk, everything you do is fabulous. I love the way you opened up the living and dining room. Super job and to your helper.

  • Mayra
    on Jul 18, 2019

    We did the same thing with ours. Good job

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