We were busy last weekend painting the hallway and because I am a lazy bean I have waited until Thursday to write about it all. But I've got there now so here we go....
Unfortunately because of all the sanding we have done in the flat, especially in the hallway everything was coated in a fine film of orange sawdust. Which meant we needed to paint everything, and yes that included the ceiling.....eurgh!!
I don't have any pictures of that because our ceilings are about 2.5m high and we were both precariously perched on ladders trying to get it done. Once we had finished the ceiling, I got started on the walls whilst Rodney cooked us lunch. We the walls painted in Dulex Chic Shadow, which we had decided on before Christmas but had kept the samples on the wall until March just to be 100% sure!! Amazingly I got 1/2 the walls done before lunch was ready whoop whoop!! We were on a roll..... or so we thought!! But the cutting in, again perched on ladders, took forever and ever and ever!!
When that was finished the next task was the skirting boards, and trim around the door. We had learnt our lesson from our kitchen painting experience that matt paint gets dirty REALLY quickly and decided to use eggshell paint instead of matt (thanks YoungHouseLove for the tip!). 6 hours later we were done, not too bad when you see the size of our hall and here's what it looked like:
We are really happy with the way it's turned out. There was always a risk that the grey could end up being too dark and oppressive especially in such a narrow space when there is no natural light, but if anything it looks more open and spacious. I love the white trim next to the grey walls, wooden floors and doors, Sweet-O.
Here's a couple more angles but can you spot what still needs to be done in them?
Yup we need to paint the front door, does it stay white? or go the colour we decide for the front? We also need to find a way to box in those ugly gas and electricity meters.
This is the view from the front door, loving the fresh new look, but hating the old door and mirror! The rest of the doors we were able to remove the fireproofing and strip the paint, but this one has a big hole behind the mirror. BOO. It means we need a new one and not just any old B&Q new door because due to our old flat wonkyness none of them will fit and we will need to hit the salvage yards - its on the to do list.
Did anybody else get the painting claw last weekend? and is anybody getting on the pinterest challenge this weekend??