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Next up in the before-and-after series, the upstairs hallway and guest room. These two areas didn’t need much. A little TLC in the paint department, and they were looking fresh again.

Before, with the same mustard-color wall paint:

hall hall hall hall stairsAnd after:

hall1We repainted the ceilings, trim, walls, and stair balusters in the hallway. Wall paint: Benjamin Moore Natural Linen. Trim and stair balusters: Benjamin Moore Decorator’s White. Ceiling: Behr’s ceiling paint in the standard white base color.hall2The carpet was steam cleaned.hall3And we traded out the old light fixtures for new, neutral ones.hall4Guest room before:

guest beforeThis room had a purple wall color over a damaged wall. They had removed a border of wallpaper around the center of the room’s walls, but didn’t do a very good job, so the wall had to be repaired in numerous spots, and then repainted. Also, there was peanut butter and jelly on the walls and trim. And an old light fixture. And a stained ceiling.


guest1We repaired the walls and then repainted them Benjamin Moore Quiet Moments. The trim, doors, and ceiling were repainted too, and the carpet steam cleaned. The light fixture was replaced with a new ceiling fan and light. The door hardware was also updated.

guest2 guest3 guest4Here’s a summary of what we did:

  1. Steam cleaned the carpets.
  2. Repainted all the walls, ceilings, doors, and trim.
  3. Replaced the door hardware.
  4. Repaired the walls.
  5. Replaced the lights.
  6. Replaced all the outlets, outlet covers, and light switches.

Next up, the office and guest bathroom.