Monday, July 1, 2013

The Hallway

 The title of this is a little creepier than the actual post.  Although, the above picture of what we started with in the hallway, is pretty creepy.  
 After taking out the ugly shag carpeting, the hall looked about 100% better.  But a little too blah for me.  After thinking about it for a while, just about 2 years, I realized I wanted a red hallway.  Sooo....
I chose the color "Lady in Red". 

I love my red hallway.  I think it turned out great.  The white trim runs throughout the house, tying everything together.  But all the white also adds a nice contrast to the dark red in the hall.  The sparkly mirror in the back is my favorite thing, after the red color.
 The built-ins were also left white, although they get dirty fast, so some days I think of painting them brown.
 The paintings are leaf prints the kids' created.
I loved the idea of a collection of round mirrors, all painted white.  Round mirrors were hard to find and a bit pricey, so I made my own.  I used round mirrors I got at a craft store and used clay saucers the kids and I painted white for the frames.  A couple we made out of craft sticks and painted white.  I told the kids I wanted them to look like bubbles floating down the hallway:)  They were all for that idea.

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