Hallway Makeover

To make our hallway a little more cohesive with our revamped entry area, I decided to complete a quick and easy hallway makeover. But as I started my project plan for the space, I noticed that it was a little more involved than I originally envisioned. Because I only have an hour or so a day to work on it,¬†this two day project has quickly ballooned into a week… or two.

So far, I’ve only primed the walls using a latex primer (which I forgot to include in my project plan). Because the trim was previously painted with an oil-based paint, I need to go over it with oil-based primer before I can paint it with latex paint. I also forgot to include this step in my project plan. So looking at my plan, it’s kind of like I haven’t started yet. *Sigh* This quick and easy project has turned into quite the commitment.

Have you taken on what you thought was a quick and easy project, that later turned into a bear?


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3 Responses to Hallway Makeover
  1. Andrea
    April 25, 2012 |

    I’m sure it will look great when you’re done. I know what you mean when one project turns into a whole mess of other stuff to do.

  2. Angie
    April 25, 2012 |

    Of course, we have come to expect this from our home projects. My favorite story, and one of the first projects, was to change out the faucet in the shower in our master bath. That led to completely gutting the entire shower area and knocking down the wall (an outer wall, by the way). We had to reframe the wall, replace the siding, install a new bathtub, re-tile, and replace the faucet. NOT what we had originally expected!

  3. Yes! 500 of them! 4 years worth!! SOMEDAY we’ll finish the house! :)

    Doors and trim are the worst to paint. I’ve been doing the 3 doors and wall of cabinets in our new bathroom for weeks!

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