Easy ways to add some charm and character to create a beautiful farmhouse style hallway space.
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.
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…
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!
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…
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!
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!).
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!
I’ve always wanted my own giant chalkboard (find the full tutorial to build your own here).
And of course, a few other lovely accessories thanks to Wayfair.ca (YES! They’re finally in Canada friends!!!)…
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)!
We’ve really come such a long way…
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:
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.