Friday, April 3, 2009

Boring Hallway Becomes MUCH more welcoming

Before: Chair rail needed some paint.
Before: Blah blah boring WHITE on walls.


Before: Boring arrangement of pictures.....

AFTER: Chair rail painted white (Kilz Paint..Color: Autumn Breeze). Walls painted to warm up the space (Valspar Paint..Color: Bungalow Gold from the Eddie Bauer collection). Phrase on the wall ...Walligraphy..."It doesn't get much better than this!"




After: I added a potting chair that I painted black (spray paint...gloss). I made the wallpaper covered canvas that I already had. {Take a peek into my den...I've already started priming that brick fireplace. Wow, will that room be a time consuming project.}



After: I definitely need to pick up those toys underneath the entry table and redo the entire arrangement on the tabletop.












After: Closeup of the picture arrangement and wall phrase. I took all of the pictures out of the frames and spray painted every frame with a flat black. I think it all looks SO much better and more unified this way.









After: Oh, so much better....WARM and WELCOMING!!



More projects to come. Hopefully I can start on our den painting or the living room. We'll see which strikes first. I'm trying to get everything painted the way that I want it BEFORE the new flooring is put down. Hope you are having a FANTASTIC FRIDAY!


19 comments:

The Soladay Family said...

Fantastic! Looks great!

Sassy Cass said...

Looks great. I can't bel;ieve the difference...

Kacey R. said...

Aaaaaaaa!!!! I L.O.V.E. it!!! Girl, you did an AMAZING job! That is hard work and it looks fantastic. So much more warm and cozy. Woohoo! I am so excited for you!

Jillian, Inc said...

Love it! The photo collection is stunning!

Tabitha in Bliss said...

You did a fabulous job!! You are very creative!!

Michelle said...

Oh wow Katy! Great job! Love it so much!

Mandy Rose said...

You did an AMAZING job!!! I am dying over the photo wall! You have officially inspired me...I am going to do one of those in my new house! Great job!

Tabitha in Bliss said...

I'm thrilled you like the idea for "Project Uplift"!! Feel free to email me if you have any questions!!!

Anniebanannie said...

WOW! What a major change! Looks fantabulous!

WV: bramsin
"We'll be taking our annual trip to bramsin this summer."

Free2BeMe350z said...

The new wall looks fabulous! You have inspired me to make some changes!

Free2BeMe350z said...

Oooh and I forgot to mention.. Your sid display is beautiful!

Mamalicious said...

It looks GREAT, and you know how much I love the toile!!!!!!!!

I love the color in the hall color!

Hollee

The Rambler said...

Looks GREAT!!

I was begging my husband to let us paint our room and the rest of the place.

Were renters, but not gonna move for a while so I figured....my husband figured NO. Darn.

Usually I put up a fight, but too tired today :)

Liz said...

Everything looks great!

Rosemarie said...

Oh my gosh - it all looks so great!!!!! Your colors are beautiful - and the new picture arrangement is perfect.

When can you come over to do something for me? :)

(Andy won't let me paint our fireplace. We are probably going to have a wood surround built around it.)

morewineplease said...

KATY!!! It looks freaking awesome!! I love that color... I need that color!!

Megan@SortaCrunchy said...

KATY!!! This is GORGEOUS!

Alisha said...

WOW, it looks great! Your family night looked fun too!

Shannon said...

Evrything looks great! Love that color and the idea of painting all the frames black. Cute!