Let me start this post by saying no, I’m not trying to tell you I’m pregnant. You’ll get what I mean in a minute. 🙂
This hallway makeover is simple. New paint on the walls and trim and some artwork. And a new six-panel door. I love that door.
My friend Laura, from Willow Street Interiors, and I teamed up to makeover a room in a month. I chose a small space, because I didn’t want to be “that girl” that says she’s totally revealing a giant dining room makeover and then still doesn’t have a table. So I chose an easy space. Let’s start with the before. It definitely wasn’t bad at all, it was just a lot darker and more of an orangey tan than this picture shows. The slated door felt dated to me, I totally understand when they are needed, like in a laundry closet or in a space that needs ventilation, but this was just being used as a broom closet:
I wanted the paint to be just a shade darker than the trim and wanted something in the gray family to coordinate with the bathroom color and floor and the navy office. After looking and looking I found Stormy Night by Clark & Kensington (Ace Hardware brand). It’s technically a white with cool gray tones. I love how it coordinates with the office… just picture this view with two of these chairs that come July 6 (not that I’m counting down :)).
I’ve been consciously trying to make each room flow from room to room and one way I’ve been doing that has been to have loads of white and bits of navy in each room. The only room that will be really dark will be the office. Because the hallway was right next to that space I wanted it to be light and bright but have some of the colors in the rug from the office (found HERE) yet still have pinches of navy found in the framed kids’ clothes. That empty frame is not a pregnancy announcement. It’s a future project. 🙂
These outfits were ones that I had a blast photographing the kids in when they were teeny tiny. Elle’s newborn photos were taken in that itty bitty dress… Drew was a little bigger for his sailor suit at about six months.
I grabbed three frames from Michaels’, spray painted them then covered the backing with white linen-look fabric from Joann’s and tacked the kids’ outfits onto it. It was that simple.
This makeover looks royally simple and techinically it was… just new paint, artwork and a new door. But in reality it was two coats of paint and primer for the walls and then one each for the trim. Then buying, cutting down and hanging the new door. All of the doorknobs were reused but spray painted Rustoleum’s Bronze. This space was very difficult to photograph because of no natural light except for the door so I hope you get the feel for what it really looks like. The wall color is gorgeous and now I want to use it everywhere. 🙂
Make sure you check out Laura’s amazing and incredible master bedroom makeover and let me know your favorite part… mine is the window seat her husband built! Laura, it was so fun partnering with you on this #baretobeautifulproject
SNEAK PEEK OF LAURA’S GORGEOUSNESS:
Have a great night, Friends! I’d love to read what you think! The house is slowly becoming ours! 🙂