Front Hall Overhaul – Part 13

I have been making slow but steady progress on the front hall for the past few weekends, despite being sick and feverish for half of this week/weekend.  I do a little work, rest a little, do a little more, take a 4 hour nap, etc.  I know I should relax and rest 100% but I have a hard time with that…  Last weekend I mixed the perfect color for the walls & finished the closet shelf:

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The walls are a custom mix of Benjamin Moore Kendall Charcoal and white.  This weekend I decided to paint the ceiling Kendall Charcoal to complement the slate floor.  First I painted a test spot:

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Hubby was skeptical but I really liked it, so I did the rest:

225c2        painting the ceiling in the front hall kendall charcoal

I also re-painted most of the trim.  I just have a little left for tomorrow.

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Tomorrow I’m also hoping to [finally] move the 2 piles of closet shelf crap from the dining room floor – where they’ve been since March – back onto the closet shelf:

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It’s mostly extra motorcycle stuff.

And look!  The disco ball’s updated position in the upstairs hallway paid off!  When the sun shines through the skylight the whole hallway sparkles:

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I love it!!!

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12 Comments

  1. I like the dark ceiling. You would think a dark ceiling makes a room seem smaller but I think it visually raises the ceiling; causes it to recede. Jo @ Let’s Face the Music

  2. Jessica@CapeofDreams

    It will feel so good to have that stuff put away again. I’m not sure how I feel about the dark ceiling, but I love the disco ball effect.

  3. The hall is beautiful – what a great job! And I love the sparkly effect, night and day, from the disco ball!

  4. Love the dark ceiling! The grays look so nice with the green of the living room. Great job–now get some rest!!
    Also love the disco ball. Now I understand why you wanted it there. Do the kitties chase the sparkles?

    • thanks, D’Arcy! yes, Bonkers chases the sparkles 🙂 Birdie looks at them, Darwin ignores them, and Bonkers chases them 🙂

      • Alison, remember when I said your disco ball-hanging struggle would make a good safety lesson for work? Would it be OK if I showed your photos of the ladder setup and some text in my staff meeting? You would be totally anonymous, but as I’m a writer, I’m careful about copyright infringement and wanted to be sure you knew I was doing this. I just think it’s a good (and entertaining) lesson on taking safety chances at home. If you’d rather I didn’t use it, I won’t–promise! But if it’s OK, that would be cool!

  5. WOW, your front looks fabulous. Love the disco ball. Dad

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