It is hard to tell from this photo, but it was a faded dingy water-tank green color.
(We had already stripped off the wallpaper border when this photo was taken.)
We painted the walls a medium tan,
a few shades darker than the light tan woodwork.
(white woodwork and big families are not a good combination - HA !)
We think it turned out lovely ! The darker warmer color on the walls
really "shows off" the beautiful woodwork in this old Pre-Civil War house.
Then we finally put up some photos.
The hallway looks much "warmer" and "cozier"
for such a large space (20x70 -- this hallway is HUGE !).
Oh, and the black cabinet houses our Nature Collection --
snake skins, butterflies, bugs, plants, bird nests, and other "finds".
We bought new light fixtures for the hallway, to update it
a bit more. But between traveling and working really hard,
DadToCherubs simply has not had time to get them installed yet.
and the first fire of the season in the woodstove.
This big old house is finally starting to look like OUR home.
It has taken us a year and a half to feel inspired .. to claim it as our own.
(after losing our home in March 2007 to a housefire)
It's funny how healing from those events happens -- a little bit at a time.
God's timing .... God's healing. We are so blessed !
Our next projects will be painting the girls bedroom, the master bedroom & bath, and then finally the living room, school room, and dining room.
First we have to strip off all of the wallpaper borders (and wallpaper in the dining room),
so that will keep us busy for a few weeks.
But we will be sure to post BEFORE and AFTER photos of each project.
Stay tuned .......