And while every part of a home is muy importante, this part is not neccessarily the most glamorous or most-seen of the many rooms that reside in a house. But this part of the house is important in that it connects all the many rooms of most houses.
Yes, even a hallway deserves to be glamorous.
Or rather, just not u-g-l-y.
Don't believe me? Check out this photo of our hallway below, taken back when we bought the house (about one little year ago).
Yikes! And you can't even see the beauuutiful *cough, cough* light fixture or smell the lovely carpet *gag*.
Seriously, that carpet reeked. And the sad part? It wasn't even a year old. Gross.
Fast forward a few months, and here's the hallway after we installed new laminate flooring and painted the trim. Already like 52x better, huh?
Then we started replacing the doors (and no, unfortunately we're not entirely done yet with all the doors... we've got bigger things on our plate at the moment!)
And this past weekend we finally entered the final stages of the Hallway Makeover.
We taped off all the trim using our favorite type of Kermit Tape.
Love it. It really does work better than the blue stuff.
So we taped off all the trim with green, and since we weren't going to paint the doors right then (and we're lazy), I took some plastic bags and tape to protect those beautiful shiny new door handles.
It worked really well.
And so after a weekend of prep and painting (and installing a light removed after our basement remodel), here's our hallway right now:
Let's do a double-take again at what it used to look like:
Ahhh, so much airier and brighter! It's like a breath of fresh air I tell ya (literally!).
Next up we will, well, first finish replacing and painting the doors, and then we can do the fun part - decorating!
So, what do you think? Anything you would've done differently? Any love/hate opinions (maybe about the builder's grade light? I can't complain about the price (FREE!), though!)? Any thoughts on decorating? Personal favorites as far as hallways go? Let's blab about one of the most under-recognized parts of the house in the decorating world.
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