bow-front cabinet-hand me down painted with Young Kansas Wheat by CeCe Caldwell
on bottom and French Linen ASCP on top
Lilly of the Valley-Gordon’s
old window-painted with French Linen by ASCP
hooks on old window-Hobby Lobby
rain boots-The Backpacker
wall color-Revere Pewter (BM)
door & trim color-Moderate White (SW)
|I made this wreathe out of a wire coat hanger and some branches from our citrus tree.
(Super easy, tutorial later next Spring)
To paint the door I did a quick “scuff” sanding job with some 120 grit sand paper. I didn’t sand it down to the wood or even make a significant difference in the sheen of the original paint, I just gave the new paint a rough surface to stick to. The original paint was enamel with a satin finish. I bought the new paint in an enamel, eggshell finish. I chose eggshell because I knew that the dark color was already going to be more shiny than we were use to so I didn’t want to go over board with satin. Either one would have been fine. Satin would have just given a slightly more formal look. I followed this chart while painting to ensure that my brush strokes looked correct as they dried…
|curtains-painters drop cloth from Home Depot
After I finished the door, I wanted to upgrade our old organization system by adding a wall of hooks for us to hang our keys and backpacks on. The wall to the right in this picture was the perfect space to do this…
So I’ll be back soon to show you Part 2 of our back hallway makeover with a DIY tutorial on how I installed a wall of hooks/”stop and drop”.