Hi everyone! Today I am sharing the rest of my upstairs hallway re-do. Last week I shared the cozy nook that we made out of the linen closet here. In addition to that, we added beadboard wainscot on the hallway walls and a full beadboard wall as you turn to go up the stairs.
I have tried numerous times over the years to get the staircase area "right" - with wallpaper, paint, stenciling, even beadboard wallpaper, which you can see here. It was always too dark, too much of a statement, or the treatment did not hold up to the wear and tear of a staircase used daily.
As I've said before, I am a big fan of beadboard wallpaper and in fact, I used it on this very stairway wall. Truthfully, it did not hold up in this area at all. Boo! But, I knew that I wanted the beadboard look here so we went with the real deal - pine beadboard - and I am so pleased with the results. I re-hung an assortment of our daughter's candid childhood pictures, along with her birth certificate. I printed everything in black and white sepia for a cohesive, peaceful feel.
I just picked up the Matilda Rolling Market Cart from World Market with a gift card I received for Christmas. I love the texture it adds to this area. I plan on putting a plant inside, but it has been too cold to buy one and bring it home! Ah, Wisconsin winters.....
This is a view of the hall from our master. You can see the new nook to the right.
Here you see it from our daughter's room. This is a small area, but I think the beadboard and the pet silhouettes bring a touch of personality to the space. I think the beadboard and molding, in the slightly contrasting, creamy hue brings a sense of importance to this small area without overdoing it.
I can't get over the change - we actually enjoy this little pass through so much now. It took a few weekends of painting, prepping, and elbow grease, but it was well worth it in the end. Later this week I will be posting the entire cost of the hallway reno, including the nook. I think you will be surprised at the small price tag!
Thanks for stopping by,