Jamie's House: A Hallway Transformation

SAYONARA butternut squash hallway!  This was no easy task let me tell you.  I had stopped halfway up the stairs due to a lack of reach (this is usually not a problem for my monkey arms) so for over a month now I have been looking at my freshly painted dining room that ran into this:

 And this:

To be honest, I have no idea how that white line of trim even got there in the first place, possibly the roller.  Anyway, I knew I could not put a chair on the stairs unless I was asking for a hospital trip and I knew having Kelly hold me up while I painted was a terrible idea so I let it sit for a while, at least until last weekend.  I could not take one more day of the neon squash so off to Lowe's I went. 

You would think at this point I would no longer be shocked at some of the painting nightmares that I have run into since our move but this one takes the cake, oh yes it is on the ceiling too.

Thank goodness it was daylight because we lost power due to some crazy wind storms going on but after a few hours the hallway was complete, minus a brush up coat on the woodwork that I will get to eventually.  This is what we have now, everyone with me, AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

That sock on the step is from Speedo, he has an insane sock fetish so we find single socks all over the house.  The dryer monster does not even stand a chance against the cat.

You may be wondering how I ended up reaching the top of the stairs.  Shanna, if you are reading this part you may want to scroll down (she does not do well with heights).  I stood on the straight part of the banister that you see above and ever so gently leaned across with my hand on the far wall for balance.  The lower portions were done after summoning my inner gymnast skills, I probably should have had my husband take a picture but it involved one foot on the banister, one foot on the wall and leaning down as far as I could go.  I do not recommend this to anyone and looking back I could have broken my neck but look how pretty it all turned out!

And for some pretty new outlet covers:

So there you have it, all done!  Of course this opens a whole new can of worms.  I have to fix the attic door that hangs open ever so slightly and the next thing to go is the light fixture in the hallway.  Did you do any painting over the weekend?  What colors are you using and what projects are you working on?  Please share, I need color ideas for my two guest rooms!

See you swoon,

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