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Painted Hallways--Autum Leaves Inspiration

I finally got around to painting my hallway this week.  I used a project I found on Pinterest.  I love it---so much better than the 1988 vintage floral wallpaper. 

The walls were in perfect shape, so I just had to plaster over some nail holes and glue a few small spots of paper down that had lifted a bit.  After two coats of Kilz I painted right over the wallpaper.  I used Valspar eggshell paint, but they matched a color called Autumn Leaves from Wal-Mart, I believe.  It's a fantastic, hip orange number!

After two coats of the lovely, warm orange tone, I drew by hand a pattern guide in chalk (which wipes off clean with a damp cloth once all paint is dry.)  I then painted a leafy-swirl pattern in the same color paint, but in a high enamel formula.  After drying and erasing the crazy white chalk lines viola!!  This pattern and texture gave my hallway a high end designer look for a low end price and effort. 

I love this subtle technique so much, I can't wait to try it as an accent in another room---maybe just over a doorway? 

Next room...hall bathroom.  You'll have to get a load of the "pink" wallpaper that has been hanging out in there since 1986!  Stay tuned.

After two coats of Kilz, I painted a lovely, warm orange eggshell color directly over the "vintage" wallpaper.  I then outlined, in a random chalk pattern, a leaf-y swirl-y pattern just as a guide.  I have to admit, it made me a bit dizzy. I was kind of nervous as to how psychedelic it appeared, but after wiping the chalk lines away it left a very chic, original pattern.

The very cool result!  The high enamel paint in the same color over the matte eggshell finish gave it a subtle, original designer look.  I've gotten so many compliments.  

The Autumn Leaves orange went really well with the Honey Yellow in my living room.  It's a nice transition.  Very, fall inspired.  I just did two walls with the pattern, so it didn't seem too busy to the eye.  Less is sometimes more. 

Here's a pic of the entryway off the hall.  (Do you recognize the Hibiscus plants that I kept alive all winter?  I'm excited to kick them outdoors.)  I kept the  entry way walls plain and only did the swirl pattern as an accent on two walls in the hall to make it special.  I absolutely love this color.  So glad I was brave and went orange!

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