Today is the last day of school…
Tomorrow I’ll be at the lake…
But before I get away for a few days, I wanted to share final pics of my very first DIY project. I’m pretty darn pleased with the way my back hallway turned out.
You remember it’s ugliness, right? (I promise this will be last time I’ll show these. I’m just a little giddy over it’s transformation!)
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Super Sabrina is a big reason why this project even began. She is an old friend who was willing to come help and boy did she ever. She was here all of 5 minutes when she started ripping out the existing indoor/outdoor carpet!
I hadn’t made any flooring plans so I panicked a bit at this point because the linoleum was worse than the carpet (if that’s even possible)! But, I’m so glad she made me take it up because it forced me to make a flooring choice. Even if it’s not my forever flooring, it’s about 1000x better than what was there. My good friends at B&J Floor Service hooked me up with new carpet and I must say, I’ve never been happier to have indoor/outdoor carpet installed in my house!
And then some painting began and lasted through most of the day. I could tell immediately that I was in love!
Looking back at my inspiration photo, I think I came pretty close. I will add more frames to the mix over time and perhaps a few other quirky things too.
I even have a new track light thanks to this find at EX-CESS and some electrical skills from The Mister and his dad.
It’s supposedly some sort of chicken feeder, but I’m not sure how it works in that capacity. We (them) installed a few sockets inside the cylinder, ran new wires in the trough part, and hooked it up with the wires in the ceiling from the old fixture. And voila, done!
So, all in all, I am thrilled with the outcome. I honestly was so surprised at how much I liked the black. Really was hesitant about putting chalk to it, but it’s been very easy to clean. And it just goes to show, a little change in paint and flooring goes a very long way! Up next, that horrible yellow laundry room.
Have a good one!