Dream Home- Hallway Makeover

Hi everyone I hope you have enjoyed my posts, where I shared our experience with buying our first home and the makeover process.  You can catch up with our Dream Home posts here.  We have worked very hard on making it our dream home and we can finally reveal the biggest project we have attempted so far – our hallway !!

Before you head over and see the reveal, here are some BEFORE pictures, so you can fully appreciate the makeover!

I can finally say it – our hallway makeover is FINISHED!!! *doing a happy dance* You may have seen in my previous posts that we encountered some issues with the walls and how it did not always go to plan, but we got there in the end!  It has taken us several months to finish this project, but I could not be prouder to show this to you today!!  We encountered some surprises along the way and not always good ones, but the hallway is looking even better than I could have imagined.

We had numerous debates about colours, wallpapers, flooring and surprisingly, both, my hubby and I reached an agreement when it came to this hallway.

We decided to use the landing wall as a statement wall and display the anniversary sign I made two years ago together with some very special photos.

We had the most amazing wedding photographer at our wedding almost 9 years ago and we can finally display our beautiful wedding photographs by the super talented photographer and good friend Andrejs Zavadskis in our home. To see more of his amazing work visit his homepage here.

If you remember from my previous post, there used to be a door here! We closed off the door and now it is a solid wall, perfect for a little mirror gallery wall!

Let me know what you think!

If you wish to re-create the look, see the detailed list of everything* we used below.

  1. Skirting Boards** – Torus Oak Veneer . Also available in different sizes and finishes 2. Ronseal Wood StainOak (throughout) 3. Ronseal Wood StainDark Oak (banister and skirting boards on landing) 4. Oak Laminate FlooringB & Q  5. UnderlaySelitac 6. Lighting – Lights of Man (Isle of Man) 7. Lighting  in hallway – Där Lighting – Kirby 3 Light Spiral Pendant Polished Chrome/Clear Led   8. DoorsSix panel wood grain effect 9. Glass Door – Glazed Woodgrain Effect 10. WallpaperGraham Brown Eternal 11. Paint (doors)  – Crown non-drop Satin 12. Paint on the wallsVictorian Lace 12. CarpetAce Carpets Isle of man 13. Photo Frames – mixture of old frames (stained) 14. Mirrors – reused old mirrors (stained)

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**the skirting boards were provided to me by The Skirting Board Shop free of charge all opinions, ideas are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way.

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38 thoughts on “Dream Home- Hallway Makeover

  1. Looks great Evijah! I like everything I see! Wedding pics look good below the window & against the wallpaper. Like the wood floors too. So fun to see home makeovers!

  2. Beautiful Evija!! Love everything about it!! Bye bye green carpet, hello gorgeous flooring. Besides it, the gallery wall and the wallpaper would be my favorite part

  3. Why did you paint the base board to the floor? Should have been the trim color as around the doors…sorry, just my thought…..

    1. Thank you for your comment Nancy. It’s personal choice I guess. The wood was so gorgeous I thought it would be a shame to paint it white! My husband and I both love the oak effect.

  4. Love your new hallway. And my favorite is wedding wall, so nice photos. We need to display our ones also more. Absolutely love colour of walls. Did you use hard using paint? With kids I’m looking for one witch really does a job and is available to buy in the UK.

    1. Thank you Inese! I used Colours range from B&Q matt emulsion, it is durable (meant for kitchens and bathrooms), it said it was moisture, grease and stain resistant, you can wipe and clean it. Valspar also does a great range for tougher surfaces.

  5. What a beautiful and dramatic makeover! Your new hallway is gorgeous and it is so much lighter and more open. I love your wedding photo display and your new lighting fixtures are fantastic x

  6. Wow it’s amazing what a difference those personal touches make! I love the pictures and the frames. Where you get them from? Wish i was good with interior design matters x

    1. Thank you Jodie. It’s a mixture of different frames I had accumulated throughout the years that I sanded and stained using dark wood stain to match the banister and skirting board . X

  7. I like what you have done with the photos on the wall. I’m not a fan of laminate/hard wood flooring. This is just personal for me as i think carpet looks better and feels more homely x

  8. Literally been doing the same in my home too. Our house is old and lacked any personality so we’ve just created a photo gallery wall in our hallway.

  9. Hi. Would LOVE to recreate your wedding sign. What did you use to carve the lettering? And what I’d you use for the wedding rings?

  10. I LOVE your wallpaper and gallery wall! Also, the carpet is perfect with the wallpaper and the wood floors in the hall are beautiful!!! The only thing I would change if it were my house would be the four mirrors, I would prefer if they were even for me, but that’s just me! I feel like I’m walking crooked with them uneven!!!

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