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Monday, 7 September 2015

Hallway Renovation has begun

The hallway renovations have begun.

The wallpaper has been ordered & the paint has been chosen (after testing every shade of  grey available)!!

The first thing we had to do was strip the existing wallpaper from the walls.

We were able to get this done in a couple of days, it's quite easy with a wallpaper steamer.

Removing the wallpaper revealed a lovely shade of pink... 

Once the wallpaper had been stripped our builder prepared the walls.

Filling & plastering where required to make the walls as smooth as possible for painting & wallpapering.

Once the preparation of the walls was finished our builder was able to begin the painting

All woodwork doors & frames, skirting, staircase railings were all painted in white eggshell finish.

The ceiling & coving were also painted white.

The walls on the right hand side of the property (when walking in) were all painted in a soft pale grey.

On the left hand side wall above the dado rail we intended to wallpaper.

The reason we chose to wallpaper the right hand side wall only was because it gives a more modern feel rather than wallpapering the entire hallway which would look too traditional and overwhelming with the over sized design we had selected (and possibly the fact that the wallpaper was £85 per roll!!)...

After testing every shade of grey possible, we ended up getting a very good colour match to the base colour of our wallpaper made up at our local paint specialists - Chris Stevens  

Once all the painting was finished, the last thing to do was put the wallpaper up...