Friday, July 29, 2011

lavender hallway

Long skinny hallways with lots of doorways. Ugh.
It started off as a basic beige color and then 
I used some leftover Concord Ivory paint from BM.
That added some zip, but that was not the look I was after...
so finally I took the plunge and picked out a greyish lavender.
Lavender is a tricky color, but one I wanted in my home.
This old sheraton style table I bought years ago 
at an auction was about to get an
Annie Sloan Old White chalk paint job. 
The brown finish was pulling down the dusky lavender.
I added a little touch of gold to the edges.
The hallway was feeling almost ethereal with the changes.
Mirrors....my go to accessory for walls.
Stroheim-Roman fleur~de~lis linen panels blow in the breeze
A large painting got overpainted with the chalk paint.
I am planning to paint something myself~
but for now I pinned up a small toile framed print.
The french bench got an easy slipcover with a vintage cream colored bedspread.
I found three of these in an old barn, and two will go in my Etsy shop.
They are a tender seer sucker style spread made by an old 
California company called Sybil Shepard in Paramount.
I found this initial plate in lilac and gold with the initials of Rachel Ashwell.
I might hang this above the mirror.
This plate was custom made in NY probably for a hotel or a wedding.
I'd like to add a pair of mismatched crystal chandeliers.
What do you think?
It is a pretty greyed down lavender.
The lavender paint is a Ben Moore color called Portland Grey.
I had it made up in Valspar Signature~one coat coverage.
Now are you ready for the before picture?
Bold Gold!

21 comments:

  1. The before looked good but the after is fabulous!

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  2. I love it! It makes the hallway look so soft!! :)

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  3. Love the new color...And love the idea of putting mismatched chandies in there. It looks beautiful.

    Hugs and Kisses,
    ♥Ana

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  4. This is such a pretty shade of lavender, Amy! I love how it has changed the whole look of your hall! Great job!! You are always so busy!! :-)

    XO,
    Jane

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  5. Everything is so beautiful--the paint color, mirror, table and flowers.

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  6. It looks wonderful! I love that color and the hallway was perfect for it, with all of the openings.

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  7. AMY! That IS TO DIE FOR! Omg... you found the PERFECT shade of gray... and that ain't easy, i tried. I can not get over how gorgeous this looks, i'm soooo painting something this color!

    Ciny

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  8. It looks so great! Great inspiration!!! And to make a hall a "space"....love it!

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  9. Oh SO pretty. So soft and fresh. You made a great decision there Amy.

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  10. Very pretty Amy. I have that same etched, rimless mirror!

    hugs
    Sissie

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  11. LOVE the shade of gray..its perfect!! And love your lilac plate, so beautiful!

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  12. It's really pretty Amy!
    I will have to check that color out for the house!
    Have a great weekend
    Donna

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  13. It looks beautiful, love that color chandies would look gorgeous.

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  14. Oh...I loe the new color and of course love the table painted white. You have been a painting fool lately.

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  15. The "after" is fabulous and I think that the chandeliers would be amazing in there! Go for it Amy! (*_*)

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  16. I love the after so much more than the before. I would love to see chandies but matched ones...that's just my opinion. The look of the bench is wonderful too but I would be a bit shy about using it in this hallway...sort of a possible obstacle if you had to leave in a hurry..like a fire or something...{horrors!} But I LOVE all the colors of the redo...very soft and pretty :-)

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  17. oooh, i love this color and all you did in the hallway!

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  18. Oh yeah! Major change in the hallway! Love it and yes, it is more you!~Hugs, Patti

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  19. What a soft, lovely colour! It really brightens it up. I love that little table. Great redo. And I agree with you about the mismatched chandeliers, they will be waaaay prettier than what I call "boob" lamps, lol! (Have some too in my house that I need replacing.)

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  20. I love it lavender, Amy! Love the white table at the end too. Is the bench easy to navigate around? I've always wanted to put a narrow table along my actual hallway (instead of at the end). Chandies would look gorgeous. I want one for my hallway too. I have the same light fixture that you do (only one). It's not in the budget right now though! Someday.

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