Deck the Halls

Actually, we undecked the halls, if you will. The previous owner installed a very functional, albeit very not our taste, bookshelf along the top row of the hall. I had that shelf listed (and sold!) on craigslist before we even moved in – he he! 🙂 Things are looking a bit different down the hall these days…

Hall: Progress
Hall: Progress

Here is a before shot – so ya have a good idea where we were coming from with the hall. The track lighting had to get the heave hoe. Even though I think this thing is ugly as sin, the one advantage {I do have to admit}, was that beast could really light up your hallway. 🙂 Unfortunately, the brackets not only screwed into the wall, but they had a decent amount of glue plastered on the back of them, making it pretty tricky to pry them off.

Hall - Before
Hall – Before

Spackle and a putty knife solved most of those issues, and luckily, the previous owner had left behind some wall paint, which we used to match the color already painted in the living room {Benjamin Moore, Carrington Beige}.

I was looking for a slightly more substantial light for this space – and stumbled across this one while surfing pinterest. My favorite thing about this light was the unique top mounting component. I love a drum light, but something they start to all look the same to me, and can get a wee bit boring. This one has a bit of unexpected pizzazz, which I think is super groovy 🙂 You can find the light here. Lampsplus has sales all the time, and they also send out coupons for $20 off, so it’s worthwhile to wait for one of those to pop into your inbox before taking the plunge.

Hall Light
Hall Light

Here are some more photos of how the hall is looking these days. Still in pretty desperate need of some art on the walls {perhaps a gallery wall, mmm, wheels start turning}. For now – it’s an improvement over the hallway of yester-year. 🙂

Hallway Progress: Side Shot
Hallway Progress: Side Shot

A poster of our favorite artist, Mason Jennings. His song Lemon Grove Avenue is the inspiration behind the blog! 🙂

Mason Jennings Poster
Mason Jennings Poster

And here is a picture looking down the other way. The wall to the left of the bathroom door really is in need of some art work! I’ll have to hunt on etsy for some winners 🙂

Hall Photo: Progress
Hall Photo: Progress

 

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