It's no secret that I really can't stand the honey oak trim that our builder grade home came with, so room-by-room, we've been painting the trim white, and it's made the house so much more modern and I absolutely love it! And since we took the plunge and painted our living room, we carried the paint up the stairs and into the upstairs hallway to create fluidity and cohesion throughout the main spaces.
This hallway was a sea of honey oak, with all the trim and a total of 6 doors in this tiny space. Yikes!
I started by painting the door frames with white paint and then we painted the walls with the same paint downstairs, Behr's Silver Sateen. I highly recommend using one of these edgers for door frames as well as the ceiling line. It takes two coats, but it is so easy, and definitely worth it!
You'll also notice that the doorknobs are missing as well. We decided that all the hardware needed to be updated as well with some bronze spray paint. we had my grandparents staying with us last weekend, so I didn't get to these doors until last week.
To tackle the doors, I purchased a mini roller. The roller itself is about 6" long and about 1" thick. It is meant for smooth surfaces, and made painting these doors a breeze. After some light sanding and 4 coats of white paint, and then adding our hardware back in, our hallway has a much more updated look.
I am L-O-V-I-N-G this! From the wall color, to the trim and doors, to the hardware, it is just so calm and actually makes the hall feel larger.
You will also notice that the bathroom (and music room, actually, but not pictured) are still honey oak inside, so the inside half of the door frame has not been painted. It's in a state of transition, but doesn't look too bad for what it is. Still deciding what to do in that room, so it may be awhile.
We are getting there in this house! I think we're actually at less than 50% honey oak now, so there is an end in sight. Anyone else painting their old, ugly trim? Or anyone else have crazy transition spaces like our half oak/half white door frames?