Thursday, March 3, 2011

Hallway decisions

If you are a regular reader you might know that projects tend to go pretty slow around here. Especially when I can't make up my mind about paint colors. Or if I have to convince a certain someone to help me with a project that would require more time and money. I happen to think our ugly back hallway is worth it.

When we moved in, it was sponge painted green and white. It was very busy and outdated so I painted it brown hoping the dark walls would hide the fingerprints and dirt. Now I'm craving something bright and fresh to welcome us home.

The last couple of days have gone a little something like this....

Me...Hey honey, look at these pictures...I love all these mudrooms with white beadboard and board and batten. I think it would really freshen up the hallway. What do you think?

Mr. 65th...I don't think it's worth it, we don't spend a lot of time in there.

Me...True, but it is the first space we walk into when we come home.

Mr. 65th...It would be such a pain because of all the angle cuts that we...or should I say I would need to make. Just paint it like we it really worth all the extra time?

Me....I think it is. Plus, this would be a great place to try it out.

As of right now, I'm still not sure what we're going to do with the walls. I do know we want to check this project off our list this weekend.

Here is a little peek at the stair project I'm working on. I hope this is one of those projects that turns out the way I envision it. We will see.


  1. Exciting! My dh needs a little convincing too. My project list is a mile long...poor guy!

  2. that sounds exactly like our conversations when I have an idea:)
    and ours take foooorever to get done too

  3. my husband always says "do what you want". whcich means, sure you can do whatever you want and i will watch the kids, but don't involve me in the project". and that is how we roll. ;)
    can't wait to see the stairs!! loving the glimpse!

  4. Dear Mr. Sixty-Fifth,

    As of this moment, there are 645 people waiting on pins and needles for yet another AMAZING project to be revealed by the one and only Mrs. Sixty-Fifth. As our inspiration and project-testing/go-to/put hot glue on the mantel for us - girl, we rely on Mrs. Sixty-Fifth to show us how incredible a project can be. This time, we're really crossing our fingers that she will reveal the wonders of beadboard in a mudroom/entry hall. Won't you please use your ever-so-incredible artistic and carpentry skills to help her out, so that YOU, too, Mr. 65th, can revel in the astounding flood of compliments that shall surely follow via the comment section of Mrs. 65th's incredible blog.

    Thank you so very much,
    One who doesn't have a mudroom, but will wish she did.

  5. Do it Mr. 65th!! Do it!!!! : )

    Can't wait to see how it turns out!


  6. I am working on Mr. Maison Decor right now for beadboard in my powder room....sounds like we have the same discussions on getting them on board! Come on Mr. 65th....

  7. Certainly reading your comment section will convince Mr. 65th to reconsider. We are waiting with baited breath!


  8. Yes, I know, it's always a give and take and a negotiation...but you have never failed us, Londen, it's always, in the end, perfect....just give in, Mr. 65th, we can't wait to see the new hallway!!

  9. Ha! I agree with gotta do it...we are all waiting on pins and needles!!!

  10. Oh Stef, you are one funny girl! I love ya! But talk about pressure to make my ugly hallway look good!! :0

    Thanks girls for the fun comments, I love it! I think Mr. 65th likes the attention...he just went and measured to see how many boards of the beaded stuff we would need.

  11. Exciting! Can't wait to see what you come up with!

  12. Your husband sounds a LOT like mine. ;) I think b & b would look awesome!

  13. LOL! It's so frustrating when hubby is not on board with your plans. I have been trying to talk him into letting me paint my kitchen cabients for a while now. I finally have some leverage - he wants his office painted. wink, wink looks like I'll be dusting off the paint brushes soon.

    I crossing my finger that your hubby will come around to your way of thinking soon! Because you are so right, it would be the perfect place to try it out.

  14. I'm with you...the first place you walk into is important. Plus hallways are great for that kind of finish because you can easily clean it. Hallways always get smudged, nicked, dinged...add a couple of sconces, hooks and you'll love it forever.

  15. Must do it as you will always want to. It will be a nice change. I'm intrigued with the stair project...hmmmm.

  16. aaaaahhhhh..... marriage! heehee! I bet you can sweet talk him into it! Keep us posted! Can't wait to see all of your weekend projects!
    Have fun!
    Have a pretty day!

  17. Oh Mr. 65th you are so in aren't you? Can't wait to see whatever you do, Londen. I'm sure it will be fabulosity!

  18. I know the feeling- projects tend to go a bit long around here, too!! Good luck, I hope you're making progress this weekend! xo

  19. Peer pressure Mr. 65th!!!! I love living vicariously through your projects right now!!!! I want to get my hands dirty, but in this rented house, I've got nothing to do :( Can't wait to see photos!!!!!!!!!