Here’s a little refresher on life in our home. We purchased this house in late June of 2011. There was pretty much oak and beige covering all the walls and trim/cabinets. Quite possibly we were a test site for a Sherwin Williams beige collection, I’m not sure but the cans in the basement give me reason to believe this. The only room not beige were the bub’s bedroom, it was forest green and the main floor powder room which was mint green. I’ve slowly been eradicating the beige and the oak, in the process we also have decided to switch out the flat oak doors for six panel white ones, still hollow but much better looking in my opinion. Take a look and see what you think, we just finished painting the stairway and upstairs hallway Owl Gray by Benjamin Moore and switched out all the doors. I painted the trim when I was working on Little A’s room so the only place left to paint trim is in the basement. Let’s pretend I don’t have to do that for now.
Here are the before and after shots together. Can see how much lighter and brighter the hallway is? It even feels wider and larger in the hallway.
This was a tricky space to photograph, the lighting was hard to deal with but I think I captured for the most part the difference! All that’s left to do is change out the boob lights and maybe hang a few pictures in the hallway. Ok well and ripping carpeting off the stairs and having lovely wood stairs and flooring all throughout the house but that might be years from now. I’m loving the light and neutral wall colors with the white trim and doors.
Trim & Door Paint: Ace Cabinet and Trim Paint in High Hiding White and also the banister is Ace Cabinet and Trim Paint mixed in India Ink
Wall Color: Gray Owl by Benjamin Moore
Doors: $19 a slab at Home Depot.
Handsome hubby had to make the hinge sets on the doors along with drilling for the knob and shaving maybe half an inch off each door to get them to fit. For $19 plus the cost of some tools, it was worth it! I did have to paint the doors as well. We reused the brass handles that were on the oak doors. Hubby wants to replace them and I actually don’t mind them. Stay tuned for the winner of the door handle battle.
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