but so far? it looks great. and i absolutely LOVE it. it has made our hallway look at least twice as big as it did before. it still needs a little fixing up - some pictures, artwork, maybe a little table or something. i'm not sure.
phases two and three: the entryway and the hallway, respectively. i'm thinking the entryway will come next (maybe even next weekend?), and i have a gorgeous shade of blue, behr's faded denim, that i have in mind for the entry. but then there are the questions of... what to do with the stairs (previous owner painted them white), carpet, wiring the stairs for lighting, do we really like the entryway?... so much to do. but one thing at a time, we'll get it done :)
i'm surprised and happy about how easy and fairly quick this project was. i was able to do it in the searing heat, with no AC, while taking summer school. but mostly it was relaxing and almost therapeutic to just sit upstairs and paint while listening to spotify, fixing something i didn't like about our house. the red paint over the wallpaper was so intimidating that i built it up into something so difficult it would take years for us to cover - when all it took was two coats of primer + paint in one, along with a few half-days. not so bad.
but here we have the before and after of the upstairs hallway!
makes the floors look nicer too :)
til next time (i'm itching for my next project!!!)...