Last Updated on December 25, 2015 by Kristi Linauer
I’m so excited about the progress being made in my hallway and utility closet!! There’s still soooo much to be done, but as of now, this is what it looks like…
Still much to be done, indeed. But you’ll notice that all of the construction has been completed, and the walls have been textured, primed, and painted. Yippee!! No more gaping holes in the ceiling! No more dark, depressing khaki color on the walls!
I also removed the dinosaur of a smoke detector that we had and installed a new sleeker model (although it’s still wearing its cute pink dust cap in this picture). And lastly, I installed a new hall light just around the corner out of sight. That’s where all the light in coming from in the picture above.
Still to do:
- Paint the closet (I settled on apple green!);
- Stencil the closet walls (still haven’t settled on a design);
- Paint the cabinets (a creamy white);
- Install and paint the baseboards;
- Repair the wainscoting that had to be cut;
- Finish installing and grout the floor;
- Find and install new doors on the bedroom and office;
- Make curtains for the washer/dryer closet on the right; and
- Repaint the light fixture.
Wow. When I see it listed out, I realize that there really is quite a bit left to do!! Oh well. Even so, I’m still ecstatic considering that it started off like this…
Even with all the unfinished projects, that’s still quite a change, right?!
Now on to the minor setback…the light fixture. If you’ll remember, it started off as an outdated brass light…
Then I decided I wanted it a bright, fun color and painted it yellow. Obviously that was a silly choice. I’m going to remedy that soon.
But the problem is that this “new” light hangs too low. Yep, the clearance from the bottom of the light to the floor is 6’ 3”, and the minimum clearance should be 7’. Oh sure, I could fudge it a couple of inches, but that means I still have to find a way to shave 7 to 9 inches off the length of this light. Hmmm…I really have no idea how to do that without completely taking it apart and starting over again with a shorter rod.
It’s a little disappointing…a little frustrating…but I’m not ready to give up on this idea just yet.
In other news, I can’t find a stencil I like for the utility closet walls. I know I want a geometric type design (so no flowers, vines, etc.). Any suggestions?
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