Happy Spring Friends! A few of my blogging/insta friends and I have teamed up to motivate each other to start or finish those projects that we’ve been putting off. For me, my project is a rarely shown back hall/stairway/mudroom area. It’s a weird space, which is basically our back door, but also the stairway to our finished basement. To see some behind the scenes footage and get a better understanding of this area, you can check out my Highlights on Instagram.
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Basically this place functions as a place to drop stuff as we go outdoors in the summer, and just a through-way to the basement. It just felt dark, dingy and dated, and not at all like a natural extension of our home. Also, when we painted our kitchen and other main areas of our home, this area, unfortunately was left unpainted.
> Check out how I added the board ad batten years ago using scrap wood:
So what’s the plan now, you ask?
- Finish painting walls Behr Night Blooming Jasmine
- Paint and stencil tile floors
- New lighting
- New window shade
I knew from the get-go, that I wanted to attempt a stenciled floor project, but asked my insta peeps which stencil to go with:
And although the majority voted for Option B, I chose option A: Jewel tile stencil .
Once the stencil arrived, I got started right away because this project has a quick turnaround time. Up to this point I’ve finished about 50% of the tile stenciling, and one coat of the walls finished. I had also planned on re-staining or painting the stair treads, but it is really hard to work on this type of project with 5 other humans and a furbaby living here, so I may have to revisit that idea at a later point. 😏.
The light fixture was an old “boob light” and had been without a cover FOR YEARS–That had to change. The light I chose was the this Moravian Star style pendant that I had recently fallen in love with over in my friend’s home:
Lastly, I’ll just update the woven shades from the darker brown shade to a more natural shade, which will then match the rest of our home.
So that’s it friends, I’m hoping to have a much lighter and brighter space to make use of in our home, and I think the updates I’m making for this project will do just that. Stop by tomorrow for a full reveal!
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