Over the next six weeks Tony and I will be working on finishing all the interior trim in the house, focusing on the upstairs hallway. We will be completing this project as part of the One Room Challenge.
The One Room Challenge is hosted by Linda from Calling it Home. She challenges home decor and design bloggers to take this challenge and completely transform a room in their house within six weeks. Each blogger will share their plans and progress each week. This is my first time taking part in the one room challenge and I’m pretty excited to get some things done!
The plan for my One Room Challenge is to finish installing and painting all the trim and doors in our house, but sharing our progress via the upstairs hallway. I will be sharing our progress in the hallway because that’s the area in our house that has the most amount of trim and painting left to do.
My plan for the hallway is to install the rest of the trim, and paint all the trim and doors. Now that might not seem like a major makeover, but for me the One Room Challenge will give me a kick in the pants to finish the trim in the whole house. I have been putting it off for a long time because there is a LOT of trim and doors to paint, and it feels very daunting to me.
Here is a list of what we have to do yet to finish off this hallway:
- Install shoe mold
- Caulk all joints
- Fill nail holes
- Paint doors and trim
Once all that is finished I can get to the fun part and hang some pictures on this blank wall! I’m not exactly sure what I will put on this wall, but it will probably include pictures of the kids, maybe a mirror, and some other colorful art work and frames. The hall right now feels bland, and needs some color and personality.
I’m feeling very motivated to finish off all the trim before getting outdoors and do all the landscaping. We have been putting this off for too long, and it will be a huge task to check off our list!
Red House Style says
We are in the middle of the exact same project so I feel your pain (each time I go into the basement, the pile of trim waiting to go on the walls looks bigger instead of smaller – is that even possible)? I can’t wait to see the finished hallway – a gallery wall with a mix of photos and artwork would look amazing!
There’s just something about trim that seems so intimidating, right?
it’s gonna be colourful! Looking forward to it
Colette @ restyle it wright says
What a great blank canvas to work with! I think some bold vertical stripes would be so fun down this hallway!
ooh I never thought of stripes. That would look lovely!
Tina Bousu says
Love the colors you’re thinking! Can’t wait to see how you put it all together!
Vineta Jackson says
Love all the colors, and can’t wait to see what you do with them!
I’m still mulling over my plans, so I’m anxious to see how it turn out too
Carol ("Mimi") says
Best wishes for successful completion of your project. It looks like you have your plans very well defined. Can’t wait to see the progress and the final result!
Those colours are fabulous Jessica!! Looking forward to following your progress! (I’m sure the results will be stunning!!)
Thanks! I can’t wait to see how your powder room turns out
Jeannine | The Small Chic Home says
I admire you for tackling this! I have to admit that I’m intimidated by working with trim and I’d LOVE to upgrade to 5″ baseboards in my home. I’ll be following along!
I don’t love doing trim, but it makes the house look so finished. Hopefully you can tackle your trim project soon!
Love those colors! Can’t wait to see how this turns out!
Oh those colors!! Already is so pretty!
Sarah @ Making Joy and Pretty Things says
All the colors look so bright and pretty. I can’t wait to see how you transform the hallway!
I’m loving bright colors lately. Hopefully I can pull something off!
I’m so excited to see how this space transforms! Our hallways are so boring – I love how colourful your plan is 🙂 Good luck!
Love all your energy! Can’t imagine how you do all this will 4 little ones. I had to subscribe to your blog because my family are all builders…and Vanderveens!!! It’s so nifty to find someone with my name. You’re doing great work.
Thank you so much for subscribing!
Brenda Loves Sharing says
I’ve never thought about painting anything in the hallway. We’ve only painted a couple of the kids’ rooms. I like the idea of having the hallway painted too. Thanks for the idea. I’m commenting from Motivational Monday link up.
Interesting colors you have in mind. I`m sure it will look amazing!
Just got crown molding installed. They just primed and caulked. I’m on my second coat! Not a fan of painting molding😒 Your baseboards looks amazing. Love a good hallway gallery!
Creatively Homespun says
Even the hall deserves a face lift! I love that you’re showcasing that!!! I’ll be cheering you on girl!! xo
Aw thanks so much! I’m hoping the hall will be a happier place when I’m finished
Painting the doors are going to be a drastic change!