Thursday, December 4, 2008

Hallway After

We put up beadboard, and just put two layers of poly on the walls like the bathroom.  
Painted the doors, trim , and ductwork with an oil based white paint.  
The back treads are latex white that we mixed ourselves from what was in the freezer house, the top treads are a dark brown, and the spindles are light brown (both browns are Historical paint colors).
The beadboard slid in right behind the steps and then was caulked.  The stairs don't squeak anymore.  Upstairs I painted everything the light brown and all the trim matches the back treads on the stairs.  NONE of the doors had been painted in the house, because we were originally going to strip them.  The upstairs doors took three coats to cover, downstairs... two.  Still have some touch ups to do, and then it will be finished. 
Looks great, doesn't it?  Wyatt asked me why we waited so long to fix it up.  I replied, "Son, I really don't have a good answer for that, it should have been done BEFORE we moved in."

6 comments:

CC said...

WOW!!! It looks great Shannon!!

Shannon said...

Thanks! My hands are killing me, lol. May wait and do the touch ups after the holidays.

Fantastagirl said...

That looks amazing!!

Carolina Mama said...

Congratulations to you! This looks so pretty and fresh! Love the color choices.

Oh the sleeping cutie is adorable on the sofa below. :) So sweet.

Elizabeth said...

Looks awesome!

twin power mommy said...

It looks so great!!!

You guys have been so busy... i don't know how you do it, honestly.
You take care of 4 boys, a man, a farm, the house...it requires energy that is BEYOND me!

Great job, though....looks awesome!