HANDPAINTED WALLS // HALLWAY MAKEOVER
In the midst of all of the One Room Challenge madness, I decided to put more on my own plate… for absolutely no reason. Does anyone else do this?!! I get an idea & simply must act upon it, immediately! Well, I am glad that I went with my gut on this one. Even though I had absolutely zero “extra” time to do it.
A few years back now, I wallpapered our little awkward hallway. Which resulted in pretty pictures for my site. Behind the scenes however, while I was hanging the paper, we got a very personal, life altering call. One of those calls that rips you to the core. And from then on, the light and bright pretty wallpaper has retained those deep and dark memories. So it eventually got to the point where I simply said, no more. I recreated a wall treatment that I had done in our home years ago. I had loved our wall! It had brought me joy every time I looked at it, and knew that if I painted these walls in the same manner, the constant memory would dissipate. And I was right.
While the memory remains, I am no longer literally walking through it daily… It may seem silly to some, but to me it feels like a breath of much needed fresh air.
For the paint, I went out to our shed and pulled out a few leftover cans… I used Behr’s Whisper White on the walls (the same white that is in the rest of our home), and Farrow & Ball’s Borrowed Light for the brush strokes. I simply dipped my brush and painted. The paint led the way. The ceiling also took on a new color, Pratt & Lambert’s Thyme Green. So at the cost of some time & leftover paint the walls (& ceiling) were complete.
I kept our antique brass quilt rack, aka or towel rack for the adjacent bathroom, and added some new art & lighting.
The artwork is a print by the talented Hayley Mitchell. You can find these prints on Etsy and even Anthropologie! (congrats to that Hayley!!) The colors spoke to me and tie the entire house together, which is nice as this is the very center of our home. I could have gone with a standard white frame which would have been lovely, but rather I sent her off to my friends over at Framebridge and they framed her up in some burled wood loveliness!!! I loved her before, but now ? she is a stunner!!
If you are not familiar with Framebridge, they are one of my favorite online resources for custom framing. You upload and image of the piece you want to frame, choose your size & then choose your frame and matting options. You can then ship them your piece using your own packaging or they will even ship you one if needed. Then they frame it up & poof! It is back at your door step to hang on your walls.
And fyi… if you love the art as much as I do, you may want to watch my Instagram account this weekend. hint, hint.
Artwork via Hayley Mitchell // Framing via Framebridge // Towels via Target // Cone Light via Lucent Light Shop // Quilt Rack similar Wayfair // Domino Book via Amazon