Before/After Hallway

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Repeat, just in case you don’t follow NellieBellie every day you might not be aware that I have been in full Hallway Redo mode.

just shoot me.

Seriously, after the floor I was ready to just leave it. Be done. I was tired. That floor looks awesome but it was work. But, I didn’t dare paint the floor until I painted the walls. I am sooo messy and knew I would get paint all over it. So, my desire to paint the floor is what forced those walls to be painted.

Have I ever told you… I HATE painting!

It’s like going to the dentist, doing breast exams, drinking water, and stopping to go to sleep…a necessary evil. So, I pulled up my Hane’s panties and went to work.

Here. Is. My. Hall. (drumroll please)

NellieBellie: gorgeous eclectic hallway


NellieBellie: gorgeous eclectic hallway

Just in case you don’t understand how epic this makeover was. In case you aren’t in love with my hallway as is. Just in case, I’ll show you the before/after collage thingy I made…


NellieBellie: hallway makeover

Isn’t that just crazy cool! Like, pinch me…this can’t possibly be in my house kind of cool! I want to eat in there, sleep in there, and just lay on the floor and breathe. It’s just amazing!


Let’s not talk about the ceiling. I painted it and it PEELED. Are you stinking kidding me?? It peeled!! So, now I’m saying we have an old house. Ha! It’s a 20 year old split level. But…it’s old :). Yep, let’s go with that. And I just saw that I forgot to patch the holes from the light. The power of sharpening pictures. Ugh.

This light is made of a pot cover (?is that what it is?) and 2 mason jars. And yes, I can DIY. But…this is beyond me! I bought it at a local occasional sale. I spotted that baby and knew she was coming home with me for my hall. Love!

NellieBellie: gorgeous eclectic hallway

Let’s have a little chat about some of the components of the hall redo.

1. ultra white paint from DutchBoy on the walls, trim, and doors.
holy schmoley the paint made a HUGE difference!! I painted it all the same color so that my floor would stand out. And boy did it work!

2. upgrade the doors.
check out the post about how I did that with extra lath and paint. Cheap and effective!

3. eclectic wall display.
I used that long wall to create a great display of this and that. And that ABC art…I created that for less then $3! Check that out HERE.
And I used pant hangers to hang some vintage Charmin girls.
P.S. those hooks I picked up the same place as the light. It was a happy day!

4. new, interesting, old light.
That old light had to go. I needed something interesting but that wouldn’t compete with the floor. I was beyond happy when I found this.

5. the floor.
yep, it’s all about the floor. It is made from lath. Really. The lath only cost me $14. The paint cost me more! The paint is DutchBoy textured porch and floor in
Jaded Janet (love that name!). For the tutorial on the floor go HERE.

6. rope lights.
to keep it casual and eclectic there are rope lights running along the ceiling. It is just too cool!


There is that floor…sigh.

NellieBellie: beautiful floor made from lath!

NellieBellie: gorgeous eclectic hallway

NellieBellie: gorgeous eclectic hallway


NellieBellie: gorgeous eclectic hallway

And lest you all think I am just so brilliant and thought of this myself…I’m going to dash your hopes and dreams. I was working off of this inspirational picture…

Pinterest Inspirational Picture

(yes, that is just the link to my Pinterest profile. I can’t be sure of the original source so I want to be careful. And trick you into going to my Pinterest board :))


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    • miznelliebellie says

      Thanks so much for stopping by with such nice comments (always the best kind :)). We are loving that floor color too!!
      Have a great week!

  1. gigi says

    Hi! I am thinking of painting wood floors and wondered if they had held up well? I love them but everyone tells me that they will chip and peel. :( yours look great!!

    • says

      Mine have held up amazingly!! I fact, I believe at the bottom of this post there is a link to the hall 8months later. The worst they are doing is fading from foot traffic. Nothing another coat of paint can’t heal!

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