A Small Hallway Gets a Minimal Makeover

Hallways can often be the spaces in the home that get overlooked and definitely taken for granted. They seem to just be a pointless area that allows transportation from one room to the next. And really, they deserve just as much attention to detail than any other space in the house. It might just be an area that feels aimless and wayward, but maybe it just needs a little love and attention.  

Three years ago when we first moved into our home, this space had mint green walls and the ever-so-common flush mount lighting. Continue Reading

5 Inspiring Hallway Makeovers

created at: 05/02/2011

Have you noticed that hallways are often overlooked thoroughfares of the common abode? My center hall was forgotten for years, and then a while back we decided to turn it into a ‘gallery’. New paint, light fixture and some of my original photographs  was all it needed to make it a place in which people now linger versus pass through. In a continued effort to bring awareness to the oft-neglected hallway, take a gander at these simple but oh-so-effective makeovers. Continue Reading

High Voltage Hallway Makeover

Facing this kind of mess when you come and go would be enough to make you stay away, right? Hallways are like the overworked stepchild of the house; not being a destination room, they tend to suffer from neglect.  Cat, author of TheGoldenTouch blog, took charge, decluttered, organized and gave this sliver of her client’s space a jolt of electric personality.

Form Follows Function.

Read the full post here and be sure to check out Cat’s bedroom photos for which she won a Domino Magazine decorating contest. Continue Reading

Make this entry way storage unit

Pretty Handy Girl has outdone herself with this entry hall organizer. The Pottery Barn-esque unit can transform any entry hall into that ‘mud room’ you’ve always wanted. And get this, PHG tells us the entire project took only 3 days to complete and cost a mere $300 bucks. Here’s the list of supplies she used to complete the project:

2 – 1 x 10″ x 12′ pine boards
 3 – 1 x 10″ x 8′ pine boards
1 – 1 x 15″ x 8′ pine board
1 – 1 x 15″ x 4′ pine board 
2 – 4′ x 8′ pre-primed masonite bead board sheets
1 box of 2″ screws
1 box of finish nails 
6 – 1″ x 2″ x 8′ pine edging strips
1 – 8′ piece of decorative shelf moulding
1 – 8′ piece of trim moulding for the top shelf 
Primer
Paint
Caulk
Wood putty
Sandpaper
Triple Coat Hooks 
Baskets 

For the entire tutorial, head on over to Pretty Handy Girl. Continue Reading

A Problematic House

This house has problems. From the mind of Jean-Pascal Flavien, the oxymoronically named No Drama House is nothing but…and purposefully so. The intention is to force its occupant to face of series of problems. Like just getting inside the thing, for one. To enter, you have to climb a ladder (or rope) to an opening in the back. If that wasn’t bad enough, when inside the home, it feels more like a hallway than a house. Continue Reading

My Hallway Turned Gallery!

 

created at: 2009-07-16

Like most homes, mine has a center hall. It’s been neglected for a very long time as we’ve only used it to go from one room to another. THAT has all changed. When you think about it, there’s a TON of real estate in a hallway; real estate that’s perfect for highlighting art–preferably YOUR art. I decided that’s what I wanted to do.

created at: 2009-07-16

I started with a couple coats of fresh paint and then MWT installed a new directional halogen ceiling light. Continue Reading