Thursday, September 25, 2014

Around the House: The Hallway

We have been quite the weekend warriors the past few weeks. About 2 months ago, we got the urge to work, and we've been getting after it! 

We knew when we purchased our home 2 years ago, that it needed a little TLC. It was built in the 1950's, and had great bones, but there were some flaws that needed to be addressed.

This weekend, we decided to tackle the hallway.
Looking down the hall from the living room. What? You don't have a red industrial fan, I mean, air mover at the end of your hallway that you turn on every night to make noise so your husband can sleep? What's wrong with you?
Looking down the hall towards the living room. Fun fact, that pocket door was not there when we moved in. We actually bought the door, stained it, and installed it ourselves. 
Just so you know, I HATE painting. I cannot stand doing it. But, it is cheap, quick, and transforms a space, so I do it. But, I do have this weird obsession with taping. I just adore taping a room prior to painting. I'm not sure why, but taping is my favorite. It is so relaxing to me. 

The Result 

Again, where is your industrial air mover? #classy

Just sayin' hey! 
I know it is hard to tell, but the paint before was a cream/khaki color. It was old, a bit dirty/dingy, and tired. We ended up using the same base paint we did for the back bedroom, the Behr Revere Pewter. 
Y'all, this color is amazing, and I could paint every room in my house this color and be happy. 

As you can see, we also went to Home Goods and purchased some photo frames and small mirror for the wall. This was a big step for me. I am a minimalist, and always looking to declutter. But, P and I made this small cluster, and I like it. Sort of. 

The last thing we did, was change out the door knobs. All of the knobs were nasty, old, and worst of all, gold. #notmystyle

We replaced the gold with a dark bronze. Again, another cheap and simple repair that looks so much better. 

We still have a few more things to do in the hallway. We want to add crown molding, remove the attic fan, and paint the ceiling. Those will be done in the coming months, but for now, I am happy with how it turned out. 

Given that I have no sense of style or know how to decorate, what do y'all think?


alyssa said...

still love that paint color. Nice improvements! Looks great :)

Denise said...

the door knobs - good choice, seems like they really finsihed the makeover! well done!!

Brooke said...

very nice!!! :) love the picture cluster.