In the hallway between our front door and the kitchen we have these lovely wall warts.
This one says "Transistor Intercom AM/FM Radio" and although it is connected to a whole-house intercom/speaker system it barely works. We kept all of the speakers when we moved in (we have at least one in each room) but the wiring isn't usable for a new system and it would be very expensive to replace. In prepping the hall to be painted we decided it was time for the speaker and intercom system to go.
And this lovely thing above the intercom system is our doorbell. We plan to replace the doorbell with a new one when we replace our front door (thanks mom and dad!) in the next few weeks, but we won't need such a large hole in the wall.
Andy started removing the panels and wiring
He had to add some 2x4s to frame out the holes so he could attach the new drywall.
With the drywall in place it was was already looking better.
The seams taped and spackled.
He has put several thin layers on since this picture and did a little bit of final sanding. We won't know what to do with our new blank wall!