Wednesday, 20 August 2014

The mid-century modern hallway

We had a productive week last week with the hallway receiving some much-needed attention. The fun you can have with a dark hallway, tin of paint and a few rolls of painter's tape! A mid-century modern hallway of dreams...

Hallway: taken from Bedroom 3 looking towards the shower room 

We continued the vivid white colour theme from the main living areas to down the hallway. The walls were a little tired and slightly scuffed, so the new coat of paint has freshened it up nicely. Again, it is only the subtlest of changes which still gives our home a substantial lift.

It is a dark hallway because of  the maple timber ceiling and dark floors, however the large picture window in the toilet and the skylight in the shower room located on either side of the hallway provides an abundance of natural light. When we close one of those doors, the hallway is quickly veiled in darkness.

Hallway: photo taken from the shower room looking down towards the toilet. That poor toilet is going to be replaced soon as some things are beyond restoring!
As you can see, there is a lot of wood trim in the hallway - it felt like we spent more time taping up and removing tape than actually painting. We undercoated the walls first and then followed up with two coats of vivid white paint. The inside of each door frame was painted too...which meant a week of doors ajar in a prudish household!

A huge sigh of relief was exhaled when this job was completed. It was a relatively problem free project and Jason's painting confidence is back after the setbacks with the blue front door.

We have a lot of other small projects underway, so I will be back soon to tell you all about it.


  1. The white walls are fantastic with all that wood trim. I also am so envious of that light fixture!!

    1. Thanks Dana! We're happy that we are getting through the painting. I love all the lights in this house - almost space-age! xx

  2. I'm glad that this went better than the door did! xx

  3. why not replace toilet door with a half frosted glass door? - that way you don't see the loo each time but still get light in the hallway....

    1. Yes, I know what you mean. Toilets aren't something to be put on display! It would be a shame to get rid of the plywood toilet door though...You can't see the toilet from the living areas and if you are going down the hallway, it would be for the purpose of either going to the bedroom or using the loo. Thanks for the suggestion. xx


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