August 24, 2010 3

the forgotten wall…

By in Upstairs Bathroom, Upstairs Hallway

It’s hard for me to believe that I did my bedroom and upstairs hallway remodel two summers ago! What’s even harder to believe is there is still a section of the hallway that I haven’t painted yet. It consists of a bump-out that was constructed when the upstairs bathroom was put in and some built in cabinets in the hallway. The whole thing was covered in hideous wallpaper when I first bought the house and one of the first things I did was pull it off. I have been trying to decide what to do with it and I believe I am going to paint the whole thing the same color as the rest of the walls in the hallway. I’m trying to decide if I should paint the pocket door and cabinet doors the wall color or the brighter white that I have used on the trim. I’m not going to paint all of the trim on it bright white as I think it will make it look too busy. What do you think?

3 Responses to “the forgotten wall…”

  1. Anna @ D16 says:

    I think your instinct is right, but it’s probably worth adding thicker trim around the doorway and painting it the trim color/finish, too — that will help to distract from the skinny trim strips, and make it all look more intentional. I’d add some baseboard molding, too, so that it matches the other side of the hallway.

    And new knobs for the cabinets! 🙂

    • Adam says:

      I like the idea of adding a thicker Trim around the door. Do you think that could be put in-between the thin strips or would I have to cut them out? I’m planning on adding baseboard molding. Do you think I should paint the doors the wall color, trim color or leave them unpainted? I was thinking of painting the nobs either white or black, but maybe you are right and I should get new ones.

  2. rose says:

    I’d paint them the wall color and then the thicker molding on the door the trim color.

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