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The hallway is lastly completed! It’s been an extended highway, and we lived with an unfinished hallway for properly over a 12 months, however i put the ending touches on it simply final evening and snapped some photos to point out you.
I’m fairly enthusiastic about the way it turned out, and I really love the brand new, smaller hallway way more than I did the a lot bigger and extra spacious hallway. Right here’s the brand new and improved (albeit, smaller) hallway.
For reference, that is what the hallway regarded like the primary time round. The wall with the 2 bed room doorways was set additional again, and there was way more room between the lavatory door and the master suite door (i.e., the door on the suitable on that wall with the 2 doorways).
Now the door that went to the master suite is gone and that complete wall has been moved ahead about three toes. Though the hallway is now smaller, eradicating that door left room for a for much longer desk (a DIY project that you can find here), and now quite than the desk being on a aspect wall, it’s on the wall the place you may see it straight on from the music room. I like this association a lot extra.
So why all of this transformation within the first place? Properly, there have been two causes.
First, we determined to alter the master suite into our new grasp rest room, which doesn’t must be accessed by way of the hallway. (That challenge has but to be accomplished.) And in addition, we had an enormous plumbing problem in 2019 (which you can read about here) that induced water harm and warping to the hallway flooring. So on the identical time the wall was being reframed, we additionally had the ground within the hallway taken out all the way down to the ground joists, after which had the subfloor changed.
So after they completed up their work within the hallway (transferring the wall, changing the subfloor, and putting in new drywall the place wanted), that is what the world regarded like once they handed it again over to me.
So throughout this Spherical 2 of the hallway, I needed to install new hardwood flooring, finish the new flooring to match the existing floor within the music room and the remainder of the home, set up new baseboards, door casings, and baseboards, build a new console table, paint the brand new doorways (the 2 remaining bed room doorways are actually pocket doorways), and prime and paint the partitions.
Ending the ground to match the remainder of the home took me two tries. The first try was a complete disaster, so I needed to sand the entire flooring once more, and begin over. This was my first terrible try. The hallway flooring and the music room flooring had been very clearly completely different colours.
I’m so glad I didn’t simply dwell with that mismatched flooring, and that I put the hassle (as irritating because it was) into sanding it down once more and getting it proper. It’s nonetheless not precisely good, however contemplating that they had been achieved years aside, I believe it’s a detailed as I might have gotten it. If somebody didn’t know the flooring had been achieved at two completely different instances, I don’t suppose they’d ever discover a distinction.
A small hallway with a lot of the wall house taken up by doorways actually doesn’t require a lot adorning with equipment, however this was the right place to place certainly one of my favourite framed items, which is an image of the little chapel in Canby, Oregon, the place Matt and I bought married. My mother took the unique image, however for this one, she made it seem like a watercolor portray. You can see more details about that here.
The lamp is one which I purchased domestically (most likely Ross or Marshall’s from years in the past) that I spray painted coral. The little clock, plant, gold bookends, and letter board are all from Goal.
And right here’s a better have a look at the edge grain plywood herringbone console desk that I made. Once more, you can find that project here.
If we had been to go means again to the very starting, you may see simply how a lot this complete space has modified. Right here’s what this cased opening into the hallway regarded like once we purchased the home…
And right here’s what that very same cased opening seems to be like in the present day…
It’s not fairly double the width in the present day, however it’s widened significantly to open up that complete hallway. The unique hallway additionally had a closet that I imagine the householders had constructed themselves.
I eliminated that closet earlier than I refinished the hardwood flooring means again earlier than we even moved into the home, after which throughout the unique hallway rework, I constructed cupboards in that very same spot. You can find that project here.
The door simply to the suitable of the hallway cupboards is the guest bedroom door, and the one perpendicular to it’s our future dwelling fitness center (i.e., the subsequent challenge I’ll be engaged on).
Should you missed the visitor bed room challenge, right here’s a peak at what that appears like…
The stripes on the partitions are Behr Polar Bear (the white that I take advantage of on all of my trim all through the home), and Benjamin Moore Basic Grey (the one non-white impartial that I like on partitions). I’ve used that Basic Grey in nearly each room of the home — visitor bed room (flooring and partitions), hallway, hallway rest room, music room (which you’ll be able to see on the stenciled partitions under), lounge, and breakfast room. It took me endlessly to discover a non-white impartial that I really favored, so as soon as I discovered this one, I caught with it. I actually like the way it provides the rooms a cohesive look whereas I can add every kind of coloration and provides every room its personal distinctive look.
That is the view from the visitor bed room door (which we’re presently utilizing as our fundamental bed room till we’re in a position to construct our addition which can embody a brand new master suite), and I simply love seeing the colourful lamp, the console desk, and the colour of the hallway rest room from our momentary bed room.
On the little sliver of wall to the left of the cased opening that results in the music room, I discovered this colourful collection of printable art work from PrintPunkStudio on Etsy.
The unique colours had been device daring and clashed a bit with the colours within the adjoining rooms, so I brightened the pictures utilizing my picture enhancing software program (which softened the colours significantly) earlier than printing them. The softened colours had been good!
Yet one more element — the door coloration is Behr Mythic Forest. It’s the identical coloration I used on the bookcase/sliding door wall within the music room, and the pantry cupboards.
And that wraps up this challenge! After having this unfinished space hanging over my head for properly over a 12 months, it’s so satisfying to have it utterly completed.
Right here’s a fast view of the hallway via the years, from its unique state once we purchased the home, the primary rework, and in the present day…
And now I can transfer on to the house fitness center! I’m very enthusiastic about tackling that challenge, and I’m hoping that I can begin it by the weekend.
Should you missed the unique hallway earlier than and after, you can find that here.
And in case you’d prefer to see all the posts concerning the hallway, you can find those here.