A Hallway Makeover

March 8, 2011 |  by  |  Before & After, Blog, Home & Decor, Ikea Love

There was a time, when our hallway had this boring-safe-grandma-beige color! What is more boring than this color?! It was just too much ‘Vanilla’ for my taste.

Turning a hallway into more than just a hallway is always a challenge, but just because it is a small space does not mean it should be ignored!

So, first thing, prime. I hate priming, always takes forever! But it took this boring color off the walls, so I was fine with priming! 2 coats of white and after 8 hours drying I added the blue stripe.

White hooks are from Anthropologie and the wooden hooks are branches from our garden. I drilled holes in them and screwed them to the wall. The adhesive chalkboard you can buy here.

My vintage bottles found a new place on the IKEA wall shelf. The two metal buckets are from the Dollar Store. I painted labels on them with chalk paint. Artwork are my illustrations and family photos. Frames are all from IKEA. The moose hook is a present from Mr.T and the burlap bag is from the Dollar Store and hand printed.


Today is a beautiful day in ‘funkytime land’, hope you are enjoying yours too!

PS: Oh, did I mention, that the makeover was less than $100?

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//xoxo, Sibylle//

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  1. oh my word – I love the whole stink thing! this gorgeous and light and airy. well done girl! the white anthro hooks have me swooning…hmmm where could I put some like that around here?

    The chalkboard labels are awesome. How did you do the scalloped label on the bucket (with a stencil?) seriously cute!

    swing on by for a visit – http://www.northerncottage.blogspot.com

  2. Great idea, those buckets and thanks for the link to interior design daily,
    bye! Maureen

  3. I love the blue stripe! So much better than the average feature wall! So gotta try it!
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  4. How lovely, what a great blog. Hope to see you at My Dream Canvas!
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  5. I just discovered your blog and I feel fantastic. I have a blog in Spain (http://lagarbatelladecoracion.blogspot.com.es/) and with your permission I will show my followers the wonder of blog you have. Thanks for sharing such great ideas!!Thanks, thanks, thanks!!!
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