A Simple Hallway Update adds Charm
We recently gave our upstairs hallway a simple update. A new light and some decor went a long way!
Before we moved in a year ago, we painted most of the upstairs walls and trim. For the hallway walls, we used Silver Screen by Glidden. For the trim, we chose Behr’s Ultra White.
As I talked about in the post on our master bedroom makeover, paint is one of the cheapest updates you can give a space. It really can change the whole feel of a space and you get a big bang for your buck.
We have some cabinets at the end of the hall that were off-white with floral knobs. We painted them white with the trim and changed out the knobs and hinges to black. We have plans to paint the bedroom doors and update the hardware in the near future.
We had originally hung a mirror (that we ended up later yanking off and using in our guest bath makeover) and pretty much left this space alone until a few weeks ago.
On a trip to Hobby Lobby for a completely different purpose, I ran across this sign that lists the fruits of the spirit from Galatians 5:22-23. It was 75% off! Original price was listed at $54.99 and I purchased it for $13.74!
I decided it would look perfect in our hallway. There’s really only one wall to put any decor and it’s visible from the bottom of the staircase. Now when we walk up the stairs we have a great reminder on how our family, as Christ-followers, should live and treat one another!
Barn Light Fixture
To complete our simple update, we needed to update the 1970s hall light. It was outdated and ugly!
We ended up purchasing a barn light fixture from Wal-Mart for $30. We eventually plan to shiplap over the wallpaper in the stairwell. We thought this light would really give the whole modern farmhouse feel we’re going for.
The inside of the light was white, which I wasn’t crazy about because that’s all you would see from the bottom of the stairs. I decided to paint the inside black, too.
I removed the sticker and used some painters tape to cover over the place where the bulb screws in.
Then I grabbed some high heat spray paint we already had on hand and sprayed the inside of the light.
We let it dry completely before bringing it in to hang. Thankfully, my hubby Eric is a whiz at changing out lights so he had it installed in no time!
And there you have it! A simple and budget-friendly update that really helped refresh this space! I’m enjoying sharing these updates with you as we go, and even though this space still has a little work to go, it’s fun to see the progress!
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