Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Home Renovation | Updating the Hallway..

For a very long time I've been staring at our magnolia/ yellowy walls in the hallway, covered in fingerprints from the kids, pens marks and just general grime for a long time! Having the time has been the challenge to get it freshly painted and to be honest not wanting to do it too soon, i mean when the children are too young as you know they will continue to mark the walls!

Thankfully i think now we've come to a point with my two aged 7 and 4.5 years that we've drawn a line in the decorating the walls in felt tip pen.. at least i hope so and it hasn't happened for a very long time.

I bit the bullet last week, went to Hombase and picked out some paint, i went for Jasmine white, only because we used it in our previous house and i loved the fresh feel without it being starking white.

I also went for a satin finish for extra brightness and easy wipe clean.
On the wood work i used white gloss paint.

I took me about 2-3 days max, not the full days but a good 3-4 hours each day.
Im so happy with the results, i also decluttered the hallway, its surprising how much stuff can accumulate in one small place!!

Sadly i have no before pictures which always happens i forget and just crack on with painting .. however heres the after.. let me know what you think..

We still have doors to change all over the house to either white or a light oak I'm still undecided.

Im also in the process of painting out front door! which I'm so excited about, i think its really going to bring the house upto date, because at the moment its the mahogany brown which is very dated in my opinion!

These frames are from Matalan .. but currently no longer available here are similar- M&S.

Bird print is from The range ( old ) 

Mirroris old from The range, and the wooden storage shelf is from NEXT. Would highly recommend this piece, is very good quality and still looks new after over 3 years!

House rules canvas is from NEXT ( old )

Picture frame is old from NEXT also. 
The blinds are from IKEA.

Rug Matalan and the storage basket is from Homesense.

I really hope you enjoyed this post.. I'm hoping to add a few extra bits along the way and hopefully my posts on interior!

Claire x


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