As part of the New Year New Room Challenge, I decided to finally complete a project I started over eight years ago: installing the remaining trim in the upstairs hallway. It’s like I started it, ran out of trim, and never went back to finish it. They don’t actually do that exact trim anymore! Sorry for the long wait, but I didn’t mean to tear up what was already installed. I found the trim close enough to fool my eyes, so I bought the $19 worth if trimmed and called it a day. That’s where I can kick myself. Years ago, I could have completed a chair rail for under $20, but procrastination got in the way (and kids and work and life). Now we can at least say it’s done! You can see a small video of the project in this post.
After adding chair rails, I replaced both mirrors. So I ran into another problem with the mirror closest to the stairs.
The mirror I chose as a replacement is smaller (in width) than the original, and of course has trim around it.
I had a feeling it was going to be a problem so I’m going to get creative with the solution to make it work. We’ve always needed a full length mirror and this was the perfect time to add this. Once both mirrors are hung and the trim is complete it already feels like a new space and looks so clean and fresh! I can’t wait to paint the door and add the mural above the chair rail trim.
Even just comparing the two pictures, you can see how much difference just adding a little trim and painting the walls white can make a difference.
One fun touch I added is a vintage brass light switch plate. Bought it a few years ago and have been waiting to use it. This was the perfect opportunity to add something unique. I love the etching designs and shapes.
I know it will go well with the mural I’m planning. Honestly, if I had known adding trim to the hallway would be this easy… I wish I had completed it sooner!
Check out other creators who are reimagining spaces. It’s so much fun to see what everyone is up to and how talented they are!
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