I’ve had this ongoing Front Hall Makeover Project in progress for about 2 months now and am finally making some real progress this week. I’m slipping in a few hours here and there while I’m home working in my studio on another folding screen for a client. I’ll be posting about that project next.
My front hall is sadly in need of updating. I’ll show you a series of "before" pics first, so you will see what I mean. This accent wall… I could live with, but I’m tired of it. It was done with Lusterstone. The mirror was an etching project I did some time ago.
It’s the opposite wall that is quite dated, with this trompe l’oeil shelf and jar…
… and this niche with flowers in vase.
This closet door has some peeling paint issues going on, as does most of the woodwork in this small front hall.
The ceiling is blah with an oh-so- ugly light fixture.
I just spent a lot of money on 2 ceiling fans for my kitchen and dining room, so my lighting budget was limited. The electrician was coming to install the fans, so a quick trip to IKEA netted this fun little pendant. I rolled and troweled a few layers of Lusterstone in Snowflake White on the ceiling, and then applied these circles cut out of contact paper. You can see a hint of my new accent wall in the background, which I ‘ll get to later!
I troweled on another layer of the Lusterstone over the circles, pulled them off and here is the result. You have to look closely to see the circles, but that is the look I want. It’s just a subtle pattern on the ceiling. The accent wall is going to have a lot of pattern, so this ceiling finish is just an alternative to painting it a solid color. I like how it changes with the light throughout the day. More progress today and I will post again!