Friday, March 28, 2008

A Hallway Nightmare Revisited...

Upon moving into this older home, I removed all the wallpaper, which seemed to be like an endless task. This particular hallway between the foyer and the dining room had prepasted wallpaper, plus the addition of wall paper paste. So needless to say it was a b---h to get off. And after that I scrubbed it to make sure all the paste was off. I then Kilz it before painting on the mellow yellow color. As time went on the past 2 years, I would notice these stains coming through and would attempt to paint over them as needed. Well, finally I was getting fed up with this. So, I Kilz it twice, and then painted again. And yes, still the stains came through. I have had enough of this and have decided with a short amount of time and money I could sponge over this and all of the stains and imperfection of an older home would be covered up.

With less then $7 spent at the craft store for paint and sponges, I was on my way. I would try to fit it in before all the kids came home from school, as not to interrupt this artist at work...LOL. I had mixed up 4 colors with just a little water: darker yellow, mushroom color, original yellow, and original plus darker. Now it would take about four trips around to accomplish this task.

This first picture, is what I started out with.

This it what the walls looked like with the first go around of the darker yellow. Now I know,, to you, it may look like , "What was she thinking?". Bu,t as I continue to layer on the next three colors it will take shape.


This is what the finished process looks like. A little like the Venetian look.

This is a hallway without light, so the pictures are not that great.

I'm thinking about hanging some cool pictures on the wall, but they would probably get knocked down, so maybe I won't!

All and all it took about 3 hours, because I also decided to repaint the trim. We always seem to get nicks everywhere from the toys and rough housing that goes on with the boys. So until tomorrow, which is Saturday. I have a mystery shop to do at Circuit City, I'll let you know the low down then.

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