remember back in september/october when i painted my hallway? then i painted trees on it. remember? well, i never really loved the color. so before i did some major ‘decorating’ i need to let the color grow on me. and it did grow on me. but not in the right way. so about a week ago, i repainted the entire hall.
am i crazy? probably. but i just didn’t love the color or the trees. it just didn’t work in this house. but now i can say i’m super happy with the new color. the paint colors are from sherwin williams. i used gauzy white and angora. there’s only one window in the hall, so when all the bedroom doors are shut it doesn’t get loads of sunlight. so i painted the walls that are mostly shaded with the lighter color (gauzy white) and the walls that tend to get more sun the darker color (angora). it’s barely noticeable, but makes a huge difference by making usually darker areas look brighter. now i’m really ready to tackle the hall decorating. full force people.
i’m still planning on hanging my curtains. but this will require a sewing machine (which most of you now know i don’t have) to turn this amazing vintage fabric into said curtains. lets hope their hung sometime in january.
so my first project in the hall was to install a shelf. i found these amazing chippy vintage corbels at clarion river trading co. in ridgway, pa (love that place) and new they would make the most perfect shelf.
so for $45 (for the pair) and a white painted piece of old wood, i had a brand new shelf!
the display was inspired by the color of my future curtains. it’s a bit more country vintage then my taste prefers, but the goal was to do it without spending a penny by using things i already had. and i did just that!
it’s kind of a new mini mantel for me to change up for the seasons. love that!
i continued the theme and spirit by wrapping some white satin ribbon around my pillows. they sit on a built in bench that use to function as the laundry shoot before it was filled with pipes for the additional bathrooms for each guest room.
little pillow presents.
i also wanted a new light fixture for the hall. this one to be exact. but since i’m trying to save a bit these days, i splurged on a $15 drum shade from walmart and placed it over the existing fixture. much, much better.
i may end up painting the fixture white, but i haven’t decided. what do you think?
i also installed dimmer switches to both lights in the hall, which makes a huge difference.
so i guess i’m moving right along. i’ll share more of the hall as it gets completed.