We have been in our house for almost 2 years now,
and from the time we moved in
I have wanted to spruce up this tiny back hallway.
It's long and narrow, and has a coat closet at the end, as well as our back door.
The hallway is literally as wide as a door,
so there really isn't a whole lot you can do with it,
but that doesn't mean you can't make the most of it,
and use of it's space.
We finally got around to finishing it up recently,
and I couldn't wait to share it with all of you!
For the time being we had hung up our long coat hook board,
until we could afford the materials,
as you can imagine, when we first moved in, it wasn't on the top of the priority list.
But this simple project finally made it to completion.
We removed the coat hook board, and prepped the area.
We used the wall panel of beadboard that you can purchase at any
home improvement store.
I chose this option because we live in a very old house,
and the temperature varies greatly in this back hall,
so I didn't want to deal with the beadboard splitting,
I also wanted the surface to be easy to wipe down,
because this is where the kids would be coming in from playing in the snow or mud.
It worked very well in the space.
Then we took base board trim and flipped it upside down,
and placed it on top of the beadboard.
I used some leftover sample paint I had from when I chose the dining room color,
called Mindful Grey.
Unfortunately I can't remember whose it is, but it's a very nice
light shade of grey.
The coat racks I got from IKEA,
and used four total,
for two rows, which comes in super handy when teaching the
kids to put their coats away when we come inside.
I really love it when things are numbered,
and you may have noticed my Instagram pic last week
showing the progress of this,
but using simple stamps,
stamped numbers to the right of every hook,
starting with the #1 up to #20.
With the beadboard and coat hooks installed,
this now created a grey void above it,
which didn't take me long to fill ;)
( you guys probably thought I took last week off :)
I made the sign using left over pallet wood,
that the hubs planked together for me real quick,
then using left over paint, sanding, and some white wash stain
for an antiqued beachy feel.
Then using a coastal New England town from
where the hubby and I went for our 5 yr. anniversary,
to carry out the Cape Cod feel.
It's amazing how such a small space, can quickly become your new favorite space in the house.
I don't know if it's because it is so much prettier now,
or it keeps things organized,
BUT I am very happy with the outcome!
Here's one last
Before & After:
From an unused hallway,
to a fully functional mudroom.
Someday I hope to put a cute area rug in there for a pop of color,
and a fun light fixture for more character,
but for now,
I'm happy with it just the way it is :)
Do you have a space you recently spruced up?!?!
Leave me a comment with the link,
or simply let me know what you are working on.
I'd love to hear about it!
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