A Farmhouse Style Hallway Makeover

Easy ways to add some charm and character to create a beautiful farmhouse style hallway space.

Easy ways to add some charm and character to create a beautiful farmhouse style hallway space. | www.makingitinthemountains.com
 
 

Good morning friends!

If you’ve been following along with my Insta feed, you’ll know we’ve been very hard at work updating our hallway.


 
 

I know what you’re thinking …

How hard could it be to update one little hallway?
 

I know, because I had been thinking it too.
 

Even with these grand plans to transform the entire space, I thought we’d be looking at a couple day’s work. Three max.

Ha!

I really should know better by now.
 

Here we are, three whole weeks into our hallway renovation and finally, FINALLY, we’ve found the end of it!

I know, I’ve been whining and complaining for weeks now on Instagram about how exhausting it’s been removing the old fixtures, trim and hardware and then of course, painting over the peachy-pink walls & replacing said fixtures, trim, and hardware. At least I’m making up for it with some pretty pictures!

When you look at it, that list seems pretty short. I’m sure you can see how I’d think just one weekend would be more than enough. I can’t be the only one that so grossly underestimates how long things can take. Or the only one that still doesn’t seem to learn, time after time.
 

It may have taken ten times longer than I’d expected, but thankfully, all this hard, tedious, time-consuming work has been SO, totally worth it!

Really, see for yourself…

Easy ways to add some charm and character to create a beautiful farmhouse style hallway space.
 

{sigh}

SO much better!

After a quick change in wall colour from hideous peach to my new fave Edgecomb Gray from Benjamin Moore, we switched out our boring old trim for some simple & classic farmhouse style trim and I couldn’t believe the way it completely transformed the space!

DIY Farmhouse Style Trim | www.makingitinthemountains.com
 

And really, we couldn’t change out the trim without matching up our old doors and of course, switching out that awful old hardware with these gorgeous knobs from Schlage!

Don't replace that old door, update it in just three simple steps!
 

Giving our old doors a quick makeover was such an easy way to really update the space!

Updating our trim and doors may have had the biggest impact on the space, but I think my very favourite part would have to be these pretty planked ceilings

DIY Planked Ceiling | www.makingitinthemountains.com
 

And of course these stunning schoolhouse lights from Barn Light Electric!!! Y’all have been gushing over them on Instagram for weeks now, and with good reason … there really couldn’t be a more perfect light out there to give us that vintage farmhouse feel we were after!

Easy ways to add some charm and character to create a beautiful farmhouse style hallway space. | www.makingitinthemountains.com
 

The last step was updating our ancient thermostat with this brilliant new model, which was super easy to install, but of course took me waaaaay longer than it should have (be sure your furnace cover is on tightly!).

Easy ways to add some charm and character to create a beautiful farmhouse style hallway space. | www.makingitinthemountains.com
 

Now, it may not have farmhouse charm, but what it lacks in old and rustic, it makes up for in shiny and smart (yes, I said smart – this thing actually has the ability to learn!).

As it always seems to be, decorating our beautiful new space was the really fun part…

I started with these simple DIY photo hangers. They make changing out photos a breeze!

This DIY Photo Hanger is such a pretty way to display artwork or photos - changing them out is an absolute breeze and it's so simple to make too!
 

I’ve always wanted my own giant chalkboard (find the full tutorial to build your own here).

This large DIY chalkboard is so simple to make and, unlike most others out there, actually hangs on the wall like a piece of art. | www.makingitinthemountains.com
 

And of course, a few other lovely accessories thanks to Wayfair.ca (YES! They’re finally in Canada friends!!!)…

Easy ways to add some charm and character to create a beautiful farmhouse style hallway space.
 

I couldn’t be happier with our new farmhouse style hallway space (even if it did take ten times longer than I’d expected, literally)!

Easy ways to add some charm and character to create a beautiful farmhouse style hallway space. | www.makingitinthemountains.com

Easy ways to add some charm and character to create a beautiful farmhouse style hallway space. | www.makingitinthemountains.com

Easy ways to add some charm and character to create a beautiful farmhouse style hallway space. | www.makingitinthemountains.com

Easy ways to add some charm and character to create a beautiful farmhouse style hallway space. | www.makingitinthemountains.com

Easy ways to add some charm and character to create a beautiful farmhouse style hallway space. | www.makingitinthemountains.com

Easy ways to add some charm and character to create a beautiful farmhouse style hallway space. | www.makingitinthemountains.com

Easy ways to add some charm and character to create a beautiful farmhouse style hallway space. | www.makingitinthemountains.com

Easy ways to add some charm and character to create a beautiful farmhouse style hallway space. | www.makingitinthemountains.com

Easy ways to add some charm and character to create a beautiful farmhouse style hallway space. | www.makingitinthemountains.com

Easy ways to add some charm and character to create a beautiful farmhouse style hallway space. | www.makingitinthemountains.com

Easy ways to add some charm and character to create a beautiful farmhouse style hallway space. | www.makingitinthemountains.com

Easy ways to add some charm and character to create a beautiful farmhouse style hallway space.

Easy ways to add some charm and character to create a beautiful farmhouse style hallway space. | www.makingitinthemountains.com

Easy ways to add some charm and character to create a beautiful farmhouse style hallway space. | www.makingitinthemountains.com

Easy ways to add some charm and character to create a beautiful farmhouse style hallway space. | www.makingitinthemountains.com

Easy ways to add some charm and character to create a beautiful farmhouse style hallway space. | www.makingitinthemountains.com

Easy ways to add some charm and character to create a beautiful farmhouse style hallway space. | www.makingitinthemountains.com

Easy ways to add some charm and character to create a beautiful farmhouse style hallway space. | www.makingitinthemountains.com

Easy ways to add some charm and character to create a beautiful farmhouse style hallway space. | www.makingitinthemountains.com

Easy ways to add some charm and character to create a beautiful farmhouse style hallway space. | www.makingitinthemountains.com

This large DIY chalkboard is so simple to make and, unlike most others out there, actually hangs on the wall like a piece of art. | www.makingitinthemountains.com

This large DIY chalkboard is so simple to make and, unlike most others out there, actually hangs on the wall like a piece of art. | www.makingitinthemountains.com

Easy ways to add some charm and character to create a beautiful farmhouse style hallway space. | www.makingitinthemountains.com

Easy ways to add some charm and character to create a beautiful farmhouse style hallway space. | www.makingitinthemountains.com
 
 

We’ve really come such a long way…

Easy ways to add some charm and character to create a beautiful farmhouse style hallway space.

Easy ways to add some charm and character to create a beautiful farmhouse style hallway space.

Easy ways to add some charm and character to create a beautiful farmhouse style hallway space.
 
 

Curious about our budget for this project and how we managed to stay on track? Pop on over to this ItSums board to check it all out!

And, just in case you missed them, find links to all of the products I used to create our farmhouse style hallway below:


 

Easy ways to add some charm and character to create a beautiful farmhouse style hallway space.
 

I really have to send out HUGE thanks to my wonderful sponsors for helping to pull our lovely farmhouse style hallway together! Thanks to Schlage for providing that classically styled hardware throughout our home. Thanks to Barn Light Electric for those gorgeous schoolhouse lights that have had us swooning since day one! Thank you Wayfair.ca for making your beautiful products available to us Canucks and also for providing some pretty decor for me to seriously up the style in our hallway space. And finally thank you my wonderfully talented friend LZ at The Summery Umbrella who not only has a way with words, but SUCH creativity in the way she brings them to life through her art.
 
 

And check out all of our DIY hallway projects below:


 
 

Wishing you SUCH a lovely day.

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79 thoughts on “A Farmhouse Style Hallway Makeover

  1. Ooh, I love the 3 drawer metal cabinet! And, wow what an AH-mazing transformation. Seriously, you have put some thought AND love into this hallway. I love every little detail and there are a lot of great details!!!!! The chalkboard, the lighting… just everything is WOW!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

  2. I LOVE it!! You are a farmhouse genius! So so beautiful my friend!! LOVE your giant chalkboard too. I bet your little guy will have fun in those hallways!

    1. Thanks so much Ashley! I’m SO grateful for your tip about the stapler for our planked ceilings (did you see your shout out in the tutorial?), they totally made the space!

  3. Love it!! That Schoolhouse Light from Barn Light Electric really just tops of the farmhouse style…excellent job!

  4. It looks amazing! I love the giant chalkboard! We built our house a couple of years ago and now I’m sitting here looking down my hallway, kicking myself for not adding the extra trim above the doors. It makes your hallway look so grand!

  5. There are so many wonderful details in this makeover, Kristi. I’m having a hard time picking my favorite! 🙂 I keep going back and forth between the door knob (I had no idea that little thing could make such a difference), the linen closet that isn’t a linen closet, and the ceiling… I just can’t choose. I love it all! Awesome job!

    1. Awwwww, you’re the sweetest LZ! You did an amazing job bringing those words to life and I am honoured to have your beautiful work greet us every time we walk up those stairs! Thanks again my friend!!! xo

  6. I have never even thought of updating a hallway, and now I’m thinking it’s a must. This turned out beautifully! Pinned and shared!

  7. Holy moly, Kristi! I don’t even know where to start. This hallway is pure farmhouse perfection. I was going to comment on my favorite parts of it, but I honestly can’t choose. I have to say that the giant chalkboard makes me really want one of my own! Those light fixtures are so pretty. Beautiful photos!

  8. What a beautiful job you did on your hallway. I especially love that little cabinet, it’s adorable. I like how you displayed your photos and how you created the blackboard. I would love some of those door knobs for myself in the future, they’re perfect for achieving the farmhouse look. Love the light fixture too. Great job!!

    1. Thank you SO, SO much Bre! I really struggled with the colour choice, but couldn’t be happier with the Edgecomb Gray in the end – it’s THE PERFECT “greige”! And the lights and art work make me smile each and every time I walk up the stairs to them. 🙂

  9. It’s so pretty Kristi! Wow! I’d love my hall way to look like this! I love every little detail, also that it’s not over loaded and so bright! The cabinet is so awesome too! Thanks so much for sharing this at Sweet Inspiration #1!!

  10. We moved into our “farmhouse” retirement home last year. The public areas of our home are definitely the “farmhouse” style: unfinished beadboard 9 ft ceilings, beadboard wainscoting to 4 ft level, simple trim work similar to yours. But the thing that screams farmhouse to me are those six paneled doors painted black. Folks asked me if I really wanted to do that; they make such a statement by blending in with all the farmhouse antiques. People say they feel so at home when they come over!

  11. It looks gorgeous! I recently made over our hallway, too and it’s STILL a work in progress. Glad I’m not the only one who (grossly!) underestimates how long a project will take! lol Lovely job.

  12. Everything looks fantastic! I love your hallway. The colors scheme is sooo clean looking, too! Thanks for sharing your project with us at Merry Monday.

  13. This is amazing! Are you willing to share what you did for your ceiling trim? My husband and I are in the midst of our own farmhouse renovation, and I’m just in love with what you did! I’m not drawn toward traditional crown, and i think something similar would be perfect. Just beautiful!

    1. Thank you so much! I’m thrilled that you love it! We just ran plain 1×3 rectangular trim along the top of our walls to meet the ceiling. It definitely gives a bit of added detail without all the fuss of traditional crown moulding. Thanks again!

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