Brightening Up the Hallway

Brightening Up the Hallway

The downstairs hallway that leads to the bathroom, laundry room, and guest bedroom is small and dark. I wanted a way to brighten it up without adding a light fixture.

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The easiest way to do this and to make a modern update was to remove the brown wooden doors and freshen them up with some white paint.

We took the doors down and removed all hardware.

I used the paint sprayer to coat the doors in Dutch Boy’s White Lullaby. I did one coat on one side then ran out of paint.

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A trip to Home Depot later I had another gallon of Behr’s Paint and Primer tinting to the White Lullaby shade. It took four coats on each side.

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The hardware got a face lift with Rustolium Oil Rubbed Bronze.

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Once dried they were rehung. The paint was touched up. And the doors were left open for several days to make sure the paint was completely dry.

While I was at it I also took down the picture frame in the hallway (that I had yet to put pictures in) and bought a mirror to hang there that I found at Wally World.

The next change we made was to lighten the wall color.  I went with Moonshine a Ben Moore color that I had color matched at Home Depot in a Behr high gloss.

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Look at that! What a change, it feels so modern, so bright. And it was much cheaper than buying brand new doors.

Brightening Up the Hallway before and after

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