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Monday, November 30, 2009

Metamorphasis Monday = Hallway Redo

To see more blogger's and their renovations,
visit Susan at Between Naps on the Porch! The stripey wallpaper and floral border was screaming 1980's to me....it had to GO! Fortunately, most of it pulled off very nicely! Taupe walls and fresh white woodwork called for a beach theme. I distressed the frames... ...and used shells from my enormous collection. The type tray had hung here empty for years. Now it has some interest to it! I like that it has a theme and looks complete, like any other room in the house. Much better!

23 comments:

  1. It looks wonderful! I love the type trays.
    I keep hearing that wallpaper is coming back but after scraping it off my walls, I never want to put it up again. Bet you feel the same!

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  2. Mari ~ I do feel the same...only paint for me! ha!

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  3. Nice work, Betsy! I love what you did with your shells... I can't think of a better way to show them off!

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  4. Love the new look. The pictures of the boys at the beach are darling... and I love what you did with the shells.

    I froze the last of the turkey today. That was all that was left. That will be Turkey soup, or maybe pot pies in January or Feb.
    Have a great week Betsy ~~

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  5. REally, it all looks amazing. Very inviting indeed. I love the taupe walls, very modern whislt remaining embracing and warm. Wow, you are knocking yourself out there. One HUGE night and special dinner hopefully coming your way! Your place looks so lovely. Great job, Betsy. I am in awe.

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  6. F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S! I lurve the warm tones, something I would choose for myself!

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  7. Much better, Betsy! Really nice job.

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  8. Sooooooooo much better. I like how you filled the type tray.

    :)
    ButterYum

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  9. The hallway looks great and I love what you did with the boys' computer room! xa

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  10. Wow, this could be featured in a lifestyle magazine.;) You did very well, love the new look.
    xo

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  11. I love what you have done with the frame and the shells. Very talented Betsy, very talented indeed.

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  12. The type-tray should be in Better Homes and Gardens. It's really that wonderful.

    It must feel good to get that done...redone.

    Beautiful.

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  13. Wanda ~ great minds think alike with the leftovers! And mine will probably be pot pie, too!

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  14. Christian ~ remember long ago you sending me the link to The Lettered Cottage and her shadow box shell display? That was kinda the inspiration for mine. :)

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  15. I LOVE IT!
    I always loved your stripey wallpaper too...this warm brown and wonderful photos of "the guys" makes it very special! AND FRESH!

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  16. Betsy, you are a marvel! No sooner is it announced, than it's done. It looks fresh and wonderful. Well done you!

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  17. I love the color and the pictures are all just perfect. Love the shells on the wall, such a great look. Hugs, Marty

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  18. very nice...so when are you available to renovate our living room? smiles.

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  19. Looks great. I love the shell thing!

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  20. Brian ~ that's sweet...any time...I'd love to come down and paint your walls! ha! Could you have any wallpaper stripped away before I get there? :P

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  21. Love the new look! When we moved into our house it was all florals and stripes... in pink and green!

    Now I have a toffee/red wine/sage green going on and I love it

    ps- I've also been meaning to tell you I love the new look of the blog as well :)

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  22. You did a wonderful job. It looks very calming.

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