The Big Door-y Reveal

Ok. Are you ready? I showed you how the hallway used to look last night:

And as of right now, it looks like THIS:


I know. I KNOW. It is now glaringly obvious that those dark doors sucked up all the light in the room. These photos are untouched and my camera was on the same settings as the “before” photos, but the hallway feels twice as light-filled with the lighter doors.

Here’s another picture, facing back the opposite direction:

I’ve already started on “Hallway: Phase 2” a.k.a. painting the doors, trim, walls and ceiling white. But tomorrow, I’ll post step-by-step instructions and photos on how we did it. And by “we”, I mean 65% Aaron. And 25% my mom. And like 10% me.

Ok, 9.99% me and 0.01% Lula. Hey, someone’s got to take the pictures. And paint.

I paint alone.

I’m in love. Also, all new hinges and door knobs that ALL match:

ANYWAY, here I mentioned that my mom bought us five 32″ doors for the bedrooms and hall bathroom. Well, this hallway has 3 bedroom doors and 1 bathroom door (the fourth bedroom door leads in from the kitchen). But the hall also contains 2 closet doors.

It should be mentioned that around 7:00pm Sunday night, Mom and I made a “quick trip” to Home Depot for some hardwares. In our excitement, we spontaneously bought 4 more doors: two for the closets in the hallway, one that leads to the furnace/hot water heater closet in the kitchen, and one for the small closet in the bathroom.

Aaron was thrilled. Ha.

It’s for this reason that you’re now viewing photos of an all white-doored hallway. And we’re not finished. More “afters” to come – and more old doors to take to the Habitat ReStore. YESSSSS!


6 Responses to “The Big Door-y Reveal”

  1. 1 Hannah Alexander January 10, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    Shocking! Can’t believe it made that big of a difference! Good work, Lula.

  2. 2 Shannon January 10, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Wow! You are a visionary.

  3. 3 Lana Hallmark January 11, 2012 at 8:05 am

    Welcome to the 21st century!!

  4. 4 nicole b. January 11, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    Looks one billion times better! Strong work! So, in review, y’all can stencil accent walls, repair cracks in ceilings, update the guest bedroom and bathrooms and install doors without killing each other?! You two are a great team. High fives all around.

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