Hallway – Done!

March 14, 2008


Hallway Before:  coat rack cluttered, accessories from apartments (and relationships) past, walls closing in on you – even before you get inside!  My daughter and I are very good about hanging our coats and bags when we come in, but the space is easily overwhelmed by our stuff and overflow spills all over the rest of the house.

Paint throughout my apartment is white, old and almost completely worn away – down to the sheetrock in some places.  Trim and baseboards are sickly green-yellow.  This theme is “Neglected” and apartment-wide.  This hallway sucks the joy out of you as soon as you open the door 😦


Hallway After:  removed painting and accessories from one side to give more room; painted walls and coat racks blue, trim white and baseboards gray; installed a clear paper sorter to act as a landing strip, with a hook below for keys; installed *shiny!* chrome switch plates.

I will be repainting and redecorating my whole apartment over these 8 weeks.  Since I can’t beat the floor (white lino tile with gray flecks), I’m gonna join it – hence the gray baseboards.  Overall I hope to make one **tired** and blah flat into one that is feminine and modern for me and my 8 year old daughter.

We have lived in this Parkside in-law flat for 4 years, and plan to be here another 2, at least.  The layout is funky, like most illegal in-laws.  We’ve made do until I found The Cure – and now we’ll make it ours!


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  1. […] shelf you see is an amendment to my hallway re-do.  I’m not happy with the clear file sorter for a number of reasons, so I am repurposing this […]

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