The Evolving Hallway
Our hallway evolved a bit more this weekend. A beautiful sunny afternoon, a few hours to myself, and some paint generally mean change is afoot. Such was the case Saturday afternoon.
Let’s back track a bit though. When we first moved in, the only item in the hallway was a painting. Then we inherited this fabulous sewing table, so it landed there.
Once I painted the hallway, I moved the painting to a more featured spot at the bottom of the stairs – which I love. That left the hallway once again naked.
I tried bringing the red dresser down from the guest room and while I enjoyed the pop of colour this arrangement didn’t last too long. I felt it was too heavy there, too squished into the corner. Plus, it was annoying to reach up to get the phone.
A few years ago I bought this old washstand at a garage sale. It wasn’t in the greatest condition, so I sanded it down and painted it green. It was a bedside table for a few years, but I never really felt it had reached it’s full potential. I felt the same way about the hallway.
So on Saturday afternoon I dragged the table outside, gave it a good sand, and two good coats of black flooring paint.
And now it’s in the hallway and I LOVE it! This evolution is my favourite so far.
Do you move furniture around your house? I like to think it’s always evolving, just like me. It may acheive perfection for a while, but there are always improvements to be made, always changes that may surprise you.