Though I am still hard at work painting our wood paneling, I wanted to share a project I recently finished. My Hallway Makeover:
A perfect example of what a few gallons of paint can do!
1. Paint the Trim:
We first started this makeover by painting the wood trim white. The challenging part of this was painting the banister. Since the top handrail gets the most wear and tear, I only sanded this part. (To be honest, I didn’t have it in me to sand each rung!) It took about three coats of Home Depot Ultra Paint.
The Paint and primer combo makes my life SO much easier!
2. Next up was choosing the wall color. If you can remember from my kitchen makeover, we chose river white granite. As you can see below, it has some gray/blue undertones in it.
I wanted to highlight these blues, but yet coordinate with the gray (Revere Pewter) paint color I chose for the main part of the house. The choice? Benjamin Moore Chelsea Gray. And, wow- did I fall in love with this color!
3. Next it was time to breath some life into the old light fixtures. Spray painting old light fixtures seriously makes me so happy! Within seconds you can transform the whole look:
And lastly comes the most fun of all: decorating! Chelsea Gray is a wonderful backdrop for doing a collage. And the Ikea Ribba frames helped me make it possible at a very reasonable price tag!
I think it’s the engineer in me, because I love doing collages that are symmetrical:
My other tip is to do collages with just black and white photographs:
4 Ribba 5 x7 frames: $28 (6.99 each)
1 Ribba 20×20 frame: $14.99
4 5×7 prints from costco: $1.56 (.39 each)
1 12 x18 costco enlargement (cropped to 12×12 myself): $2.99
1 ‘Family’ plaque (from Hobby Lobby): $4.99
TOTAL: $52.53 (thank you Ikea!)
But the best part of the makeover is the paint. I used less than a gallon of the Chelsea Gray and less than a gallon of the white trim paint. It will run you less than $60 for paint, but the results speak for themselves!
I hope you found this inspiring! And thank you so much for stopping by!