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Inspiration: Board and Batten in the Hallway

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For some reason, the DIY projects I always want to do the most are the ones we put off the longest. Probably because the projects I am most interested in are the frivolous ones.Right now our hallway is BORING. It's long and narrow and lacks any traces of personality at the moment. While we (briefly) toyed with opening it up, it's just not worth the trouble. Instead we widened the door to the living room by a foot (as evidenced by the lack of trim boards).The hallway is too skinny for any type of Read more ...

Stair Fanfare

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This is not what the Stairway to Heaven looks like. This IS what the stairway of our house looked like last summer when we moved in. Lest you all forget about those Barbie-arms peach colored walls that made up most of our home, here is a friendly reminder. The staircase runner came with the house, and was quickly full of sawdust, spackle and paint flecks after our initial bout of DIY when we moved in. And we ripped out the carpet. After some cleaning and a fresh coat of paint (and we removed Read more ...

Little Hallway Victories

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When we moved into this house just over a year ago (I know! Can you believe it?) we had a teensy-tiny hallway closet. Like, turn-the-coat-hanger-at-an-angle-to-shut-the-door tiny. It was an easy decision for us to knock down the closet and build a cubby for our recessed refrigerator. ignore the words - just reusing pictures people! While we were happily using our new and improved kitchen the remnants of the project in hallway sat and waited. And waited. And waited. We finally got our act Read more ...

A Peelin’ Ceiling No More!

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The act of painting a ceiling in the worst. I take that back. The act of sanding down a ceiling is the worst. The spackle dust falls all over your face. It gets into your ears and pores. And there is no way to avoid it, because the only way to reach the ceiling with your sanding block is to stand on a ladder directly underneath the spackle snow. Actually, "snow" is too kind. Spackle dandruff is more like it. I last posted about my hallway here, where I had finally painted the walls but neglected Read more ...

Hallway Refresh and a Peelin’ Ceilin’

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This is our "main entrance" (aka front hallway). Inviting. Right? Wait. What? You mean 30 paint swatches and 9 notebook pages of house project to-do lists doesn't scream "Welcome to our warm and cozy abode! Please do come in and have some tea!"? Yeah. I didn't think so either. Eventually I had enough. Our walls in the downstairs and upstairs hallway were the same Barbie-arm colored tone that was present in a few other areas of the house. But no more! (We clearly haven't finished the door Read more ...

Under $20: for the hallway

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One of my favorite parts of the home is the hallway. I love seeing the scarves hanging on hooks and rainboots lined up on the floor. I think hallways most represent our lives. They are full of the things we need as we walk out the door, and where we put them as soon as we return. They are the first thing we see when we get home. This is my hallway: 1. Pocket Change dish - I love this adorable dish from Fishs Eddy. I love the swampy green color and the shallowness of this dish. It would be a Read more ...