This is one of our more recent projects. When we first moved into the house, we removed a wallpaper border, repaired the ceiling, and painted the hallway. This fall, we decided that we needed a place to display family photos. So Leo installed a chair rail and we painted underneath the chair rail the same color that we used in our bedrooms. (Valspar-Waverly Classics-Coffee-eggshell) I believe that in a small house you need a lot of continuity.
It took me forever to decide on which photos to display. Then I reprinted them in either black and white or sepia and then framed them. And I'm still not finished with the display because I have some photos that need just the right frames. But overall, I'm pleased with how the hallway looks now.
The pine bench is actually a church pew that I bought at an auction in the 1980's. We used the iron piece in our master bathroom in our former home, but I think it looks great here.
Here is the other end of the hallway.
This is an antique mirror that I bought at an auction years ago. I think I'll put a decorative switch plate where that old plastic one is.
This was my grandmother's pie safe. I remember it sitting in her dining room when I was a young girl, and yes, she placed freshly baked pies in it. The print on top of the safe dates back to the early 1900's. Leo's Uncle Ben ran an antique store across the street, and he gave the print to Leo as a gift. Isn't the girl in the print beautiful?
That is the guest bedroom that you can see. I'll show it to you on another day.
Meanwhile, what can I do to pretty up my pantry door? Got any ideas? Click on comments and tell me what you think.