My Hallway has me seeing SPOTS

I think third time is a charm when it comes to my hallway.  When it comes to decorating, I think sometime we have to experiment a little before we get it right. The first time was too bright, the second time was too boring, and now…… I am totally crushing on  it :) We finally had some sunny days after a ton of storms so I was able to get decent pictures of my new hallway.

hallway view My Hallway has me seeing SPOTS

This is the view from the front room

I love playing with patterns.  That is why I hoard fabric and why I love to stencil.

And I am kind of infatuated with polka dots.

I used the small scale polka dot stencil from Cutting Edge Stencil. The wall color is Almond, the trim is Heirloom white, and the dots are a mix of the 2 paint colors. I will be giving the paint code info later this week.

front room hallway My Hallway has me seeing SPOTS

My hall is really just a small  6′X8′ “room” that is the hub of the upstairs. It is in the center and all the rooms branch off from it.

stairway hallway edited 1 682x1024 My Hallway has me seeing SPOTSThis is the view from the kitchen

hallway edited 2 682x1024 My Hallway has me seeing SPOTSI moved my mason jar planter planter back to the hall. I had moved it into my kitchen. I loved them being in the kitchen BUT they were on the wall right above a heat vent. The poor plants dried out in just a few days. Whoops! So they are back to the hall. They do well there. The house plants that I used need indirect light (medium to low) and they thrived there.   If you missed it, you can read the original post about my wall planter.  *I am still planning on an update post all about them!*

hallway from kitchen 682x1024 My Hallway has me seeing SPOTS

looking in kitchen edited 2 682x1024 My Hallway has me seeing SPOTS

pantry in hall edited 2 682x1024 My Hallway has me seeing SPOTSI realized after looking through my other posts about my hall that I have never shown this angle with my pantry. I love older homes with their fun built ins :) There was a plug on the inside of the pantry so I drilled a hole through the wall so I could hang a CD player. We love music at out house and this was the perfect place. It is tucked away in a little corner and with it facing the stairway, the music is easily heard downstairs.

frame around vase 672x1024 My Hallway has me seeing SPOTSThis is on the other side of the arched doorway

frame around plant 682x1024 My Hallway has me seeing SPOTSThe first time I did my hallway this frame was yellow.  To be honest I had a hard time painting it a different color. But when I put it all together I LOVED it :)

Thanks for letting me share my new hall!!!

Lamp shade tutorial

Hallway paint color codes

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Comments

  1. says

    I love it! No way would my husband go for it, but it looks fantastic! I’m having a heck of a time convincing him to let me paint our hallway yellow….PALE yellow. LOL!

  2. says

    The mason jar planters are still my favorite, but the whole hall looks good. I’ve been experimenting with trying to get some areas of my home right for 20 years! Maybe in 2012?

    ~Bliss~

  3. says

    LOVE. I just finished our nursery using polka dot fabric, so I’m a little partial, but it is just so dang pretty on the walls like that. And I love, love the frame with the shelf in the middle. Four thumbs up from the preggo chick. :o)

  4. says

    I love, love, love it!! Such a great update. And I have to say, I love that you hung the CD player! We love music in our home too and I’d hang one in a heartbeat in my hall too! Love it! Thanks for sharing! xoxo

  5. says

    Stacy,

    What an original and clever idea! You really have a knack for unique painting techniques (I’m in awe of your kitchen and bedroom ceilings) …

    … would you like to share at our multi-blog “Imagine the Impossibilities” link party? I think everyone would really enjoy your polka dot hallway as much as I …

    Here’s the link: http://www.itallstartedwithpaint.com/2012/01/imagine-impossibilities-2012-link-party.html

    We stay live until Friday midnight (CST). Hope to see you at the party!

    Linda
    [email protected]

  6. erin meerzaman says

    Love the polka dot hallway. Also wondering about the lamp shade from the ceiling. Did you do that yourself? If so, do you have a tutorial? I have the old builders grade ceiling boob lights (As Tracy calls them!!) and really want to replace them with something a little unique and love yours!!
    Thanks,
    Erin

  7. says

    Stacy, what you have created is absolutely lovely. It looks so elegant and is very easy on the eye. Congratulations, you have done a wonderful job. I look forward to sitting down with a cup of tea tomorrow and reading your entire blog.

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  1. [...] I have been canning peaches so I had mason jars on the brain. I have seen several versions of this idea. I have seen them used on coat racks, for bathroom stuff and for craft supplies. So since I was needing another nature decor item for my hallway I thought, why not use them as planters??? I hung then in my hallway. [...]

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