I thought it was time to share a little
before and after
of this weird hallway we have in our house.
This hallway does not really
go anywhere other than a huge pantry area
and the door to my oldest son's room.
In fact...it is pretty much a dead end!
It was also pretty much f-ugly!!
I actually liked the buttery yellow
they had in here but it needed a fresh coat
and I wanted to finish the wall of
beadboard they had left unpainted
(around the pantry doors)
for some reason. So, I picked
Martha Stewart's "Haystack" as my color
and it was a perfect match!!
Next I peeled off the lovely 80's wallpaper
and replaced it with the Waverly
paper I used in the adjoining hallway.
The previous owners left mirrors all over the house,
but since they were much shorter than
both my husband and myself,
they were hung very low!!
So down they came. I may be
able to re-use them somewhere else so they will
get carted off to the barn!!
I wanted this hallway to be the place for
the kids to hang their backpacks and lunch bags
since it is right near the kitchen and
also they won't make a mess in the front entry
(which is a little...cozy!)
My wonderful hubby came up with this solution to the
issue of hanging the packs:
I am still trying to decide if there needs to be
something above the old barn door
or if it ok the way it is.