2nd floor back hallway has been stabilized

This has been a long time coming. It’s one of those projects where you start it then life hits. The entire family uses this hallway everyday too. I had thought that we got photos before we did the trim. We didn’t even have any on the wiki. I did manage to get a few shots after we had the trim done.


Lots more of that 20-year-old eggshell white. I will be so glad when we cover up the last of that. Nothing wrong with eggshell but after 20 years of stains and dirt it’ll make your skin crawl. You can also see a lot of the fire alarm and fire systems on the walls. It all works so we aren’t going to remove it. You can’t see it in the photos, but this hall had one of the cheapest ugly modern led lights in it. We have been ripping them out and replacing them with cheap lights that at least sort of look like they belong. Would love to put antique ones in but we have lots of them to replace right now. So cheap ones it is for now.

Something I haven’t posted is pictures when we get the edging done.


I love when we get to this point in a project. Makes the room look like a cartoon and you know that rolling is next, and the job will be done soon. This hallway was no different.

Hallway Done

Now for the big reveal

I wish we could remove the acoustic ceiling tiles and remove the flooring back down to the hardwood floors, but that isn’t in our budget right now. All the holes patched, painted, light changed out and new light switch cover.

The light has a color Philip hue light in it. It just needs to be programmed yet. I also have the motion detectors for the system to. My plan is in all the hallways to make it, so the light auto comes on when you enter them and go off after 5 minutes of no motion. Old house with modern luxury.

Normally I like using the grand staircase to go from the 2nd floor to the first. Now that the hallway has been painted, I’m going to start using it more.

We are so very thankful!!! that Brenna K donated. This is where we used the paint. I was very surprised that one full gallon covered everything. We didn’t have one drop left over. It was very close. Otherwise, this project would have been put off till I had the funds to move forward with it.

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