I admit it. I don't really know what I'm doing. I'm trying to repair some fairly large holes in our plaster in the kitchen. When I did it upstairs under the window, it worked fine to just use some drywall tape and joint compound and it painted up nicely. These holes, however, are a big wider/longer and when I tape over them, I'm having to use several pieces of tape to cover the hole. When I mudded over them last night the finished product today looks like this:
I'm at a loss as to what to do now. Do I try to scrape this all off and start over? Do I just retape over it and start again? I know that this patching job isn't the absolutely correct way but the holes are all above the cabinets so they're not anywhere that anyone will be able to see closely or well. Any ideas, House Gurus?