Thursday, 10 October 2013

Take a peek into my hallway

Whilst my paper crafting is still very much on the back burner I love the creative feeling from completely revamping a room and so I thought I’d share with you our latest revamp.  The hall, stairs and landing were long overdue some tlc and so whilst we were away on holiday we took the plunge. Half a wall was removed on the landing, giving us a much more open balcony landing. The whole kit and kaboodle was then re plastered from top to toe. Next came the decorating and we chose two paints from B&Q colours range, Grey Hints for most of the walls and Grey Slate to act as a feature wall.

Part 1

It’s not completely finished yet but most of it is done. I busied myself with the Annie Sloan paint again on a purchase from eBay for the landing and, although it didn’t turn out quite as good as the chest of drawers in the hall, that’s more down to the style of furniture than anything else I think. The wooden flooring carries on through from the lounge and there’s a rug made from the leftover carpet. As you can see, Mad dog has already taken a liking to that particular spot.

Part 2

I’ve added a couple of hooks to the one side of the chest of drawers so that my handbag and the occasional jacket can be neatly stowed and, when the flowers have keeled over, there’s a wire ‘in’ tray that stores our daily post quite nicely. Just lately I can often be found sitting on the stairs in one place or another. I love the feel of the wool carpet and the padding of the underlay makes it feel really rather luxurious. This is also the best place to view my anniversary present from T’hubby, it’s a painting by the very talented Kerry Darlington and although this particular painting wouldn't have been my first choice (and yes there is a tale to tell there) it is growing on me all the time.

Part 3

I’m also loving the old school map of the British Isles that’s actually a sheet of wrapping paper from the British Museum fitting perfectly into an Ikea frame. The globe, lamp, deer head and the little key dish are finds from one of my favourite stores – Tk Maxx, and I think that pretty much rounds it up.

So, I’ve a few more bits to do (we still need new radiators and lights) but I’m really pleased with how it now feels and I hope you’ve enjoyed taking a peek. Thanks for dropping by and please feel free to leave me a comment.

Wendy xx


Sian said...

Hi Wendy: it's good to see you pop up in my Reader again. I love your style..grey paint is a favourite of mine too

Alison said...

Lovely to see you back, Wendy!....your hall looks very cosy and welcoming!
Alison xx

scrappyjacky said...

The hall makeover looks your painted furniture.

alexa said...

Found you now and got you in my reader finally :). You have made such a stylish and beautifully calm entrance and hall here - I love the carpet with that deep turquoise/sea green. I'd be spending all my time on the stairs admiring it!

Louise said...

oooh what a lovely welcome into your home. I've been admiring your style and the british isles picture x

Sandie said...

Love the black and white and vibrant chest. We plan to decorate our hall and hope it looks as good as this when we get round to it.

Ginger said...

I love your colour scheme and the painted chest is beautiful! 😄

Thanks for popping by my blog Wendy! You can find me on IG (ginbin70) ;)