Saturday, 21 August 2010

Much to do about Hallways

As you will see from the previous post, the combination between the current colours of the hallway, and the proposed aqua colour, is pretty painful.  Every time I go in there I get more nervous about my colour choice

I tested about 8 shades of aqua, and eventually chose Grecian Spa 2 by Dulux.

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In action here (horribly staged image via dulux.co.uk) :

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In order to convince myself (again) that this colour is a good idea, I went in search of some inspiration. 

Beth Zeigler via decomyplace

Jenn Ski via decomyplace

By Bilyana Dimitrova via decomyplace  (Not aqua, but you get the idea.)

 Jane Cabrera via decomyplace

citrusandorange via decomyplace

Neryl Walker via decomyplace

atomictonic via decomypace (three phones! oh my!)

So much prettiness. I am now suitably inspired to crack on with the decorating.

Thursday, 19 August 2010

The blog equivalent of a kick up the posterior

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This (rather embarrassingly) is what the hallway has looked like since we moved in.  Granted, the colour patches are recent, but the rest the rest has looked un-loved for a while.

The desire to follow this picture up with a much-improved ‘after’ shot is going to motivate me to decorate. So far I have removed all nails, hooks, and coat pegs, and filled the holes.  (I even got round to putting the winter coats in the attic. In August. Slob).

My brother kindly got rid of the redundant alarm control box and the light fitting, but the next step is the painting of the  monstrous orange stained pine work of the devil woodwork that you can see peeking in on the right of the frame. I don’t much like painting skirting boards….