A few words came to mind every time I’d walk up our stairs. Ugly. Ewww. Gross. It was brown. As a matter of fact, the entire living room was also painted this color when we moved in. The previous owners had a real thing for brown. Just, no. I decided enough was enough and went full steam ahead on this hallway makeover.
I knew I wanted to brighten it up and give it that black + wood + gold treatment I love so much. Minimal spaces are really speaking to me lately. I painted it all bright white and painted the window mullions black. I really LOVE black + white when it’s done right. My dining room is black and white too. I feel like the walls sort of turn into a neutral. Anyway, back to the hallway.
The planked wall is probably my favorite thing in the whole hallway. It’s imperfect and rustic with a little glam. White planks + brassy nail heads = Awesome. So pretty!!
I was never sure what to do with this little built-in alcove in the wall. It used to have a phone jack in it! We don’t even have a land line but our house was built in the 1950’s. I thought sitting something in it would just get knocked over (three kids and two cats, it happens a lot) so I decided to make a mini hanging planter.
The picture frames I painted gold are filled with Van Morrison lyrics from the song “These are the Days”. It has extra special meaning to my husband and I so I typed the words out and printed them for just a little personal touch.
I wanted a rug up here but didn’t want to spend much money on it. Again, I decided to make my own! You can see the DIY Rug with Tassels here. I also built the blanket ladder for around $5! It’s not perfect but it’ll do just fine 🙂 I’ll post about it next week!
Here’s the other end of the hallway where our Reading Nook is in one closet and a bedroom and bathroom in the other two doors.
I’m pretty much in love with this hallway makeover. Next week I’ll have lots more details and tutorials 🙂
Other projects in this space:
What do you think of the hallway makeover? What do you have going on in your hallway? I’m still undecided on what to put on the stair wall. I don’t really want a gallery wall so I’m coming up short. What’s on your stair wall?