Before/After Hallway

Just in case you don’t follow NellieBellie everyday. First, come on…get with the program. Go subscribe in some way. Second, okay there is no second…go subscribe. Might I suggest Facebook? It’s the most fun.

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

To see more room re-dos, go to:

Levi’s bedroom makeover
industrial dining room
vintage teen room (this one is really old, so the photos are not as great!)
schoolhouse entryway
bright bedroom
our newer office
our even newer office
our newest office


  1. says

    1) I would love to have your permission to re-blog this post for my new links of websites I love (and have value) as yours does…so, may I have your OK to snag one of your identified photos and add the link to your website?

    2) I have a question about the sound level – I’m looking for an alternative to conventional flooring for 1 guest bedroom and possibly my master bedroom (I think lath might not work for the master – but think it would work out great in my guest bedroom) – I’ve noticed lumber flooring companies offer the wood with attached padding for sound “proofing”. Do you think if the lath was used in a bedroom flush to the floor that there would be a sound problem?

    Thanks and I’m SO glad I found your site this morning!

    • says

      1) absolutely! We are happy to allow one photo with a proper link. Go for it! 2) We haven’t had any sound problems because wood seems to be softer to begin with. Although, there is a bit of creaking and such but probably because I didn’t fit it as tightly as I should have. Builder error ;)

  2. 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!

    • 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!

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