Our hallway on our main level needed a little updating. We had painted the entire house in Cloud Cover from Benjamin Moore, I loved the wall color, but the space was still missing something. I knew I wanted a rug, the funny thing is my girls actually play in the hall, they like to be right in the middle of everything. I also had some extra wood left over from our wood floors upstairs. I would see the leftover wood sitting in our basement taunting me to be used somewhere, I couldn’t let a stack of wood sit there unused. So I talked my husband into starting yet another project.
This is the hall before. As well as painting we did replace the light, it couldn’t be very low with the basement door needing to clear the light. I picked up that light from Ikea, I love that is looks vintage in our 1950’s house.
My husband is a trooper. He saw tools in the back of my car that I had borrowed from a friend, a hand saw and nail gun. He said “what project do you have planned for me today?” He got right to work. We had exactly enough wood pieces to do the wall. He cut it one board at a time then nailed it with a nail gun on both ends of the board, we didn’t use glue.
He finished it and then painted it in some leftover Manor White Mud Paint that I had. The Mud Paint was actually a really good option to use for the wood wall. It only took one coat of paint and it went on really easily. I thought I wanted it bright white but I like the cream color with my runner.
This hall is right off of this bathroom and the colors all flow really nicely together and with our front room.
I like the touches of pink in both rugs and the navy, transitions nicely. You can find my clock that is above my piano HERE.
When selecting a rug and decorating for your hallway make sure that the colors flow from all the adjoining rooms. You can add a new pop of color, but it should remain cohesive.
I kept what I hung on the planked wall simple. I didn’t want to hide the planks. I used a hook to hang this gorgeous hand made weave from Woven by Ro. I had been wanting a weave to hang in front of the thermostat. It works perfectly to hide that eye sore of a thermostat.
These are some of the fun weaves that Woven by Ro sells in her Etsy Shop, shop her product HERE. She also makes custom weaves.
Then grab a unique hook to finish the look.
It makes me so happy to walk down our hall to our bedroom or spot it from the kitchen. It feels brighter and so much cozier. The rug I found is an antique runner from Oldvin Etsy Shop you can shop all her antique rugs HERE. They are very affordable and so unique and have a story to tell. Make sure to use a rug grip when you put them on wood floors, they can get really slippery. Or I found THIS rug tape that is genius for runners. You can see more pictures of my house HERE. Thanks for stopping by!