Over spring break we took on a “little” paneling project in our entry hall and loooooong hallway (when I say long, I mean it is loooooooong – I’ll measure it and get back to ya’). We did the same style of board and batten paneling as we did in our Ensuite revamp. I will be back really soon with a detailed tutorial on how to install board and batten yourself but today I will show you how things are looking now in the Entry Hall.
Do you remember what it looked like before? This is how the entry hall looked when we viewed the house before we bought it:
When we first moved in we kept the wall colour (Grant Beige by Benjamin Moore) and added a long storage hutch that we had made from old kitchen upper cabinets. We also hung a gallery style display wall above the cabinet. This is what it looked like right before we started our paneling project:
There is a big skylight right above our entry hall, but it is attached to a long hallway that has absolutely no natural light. We wanted to add some interest and brighten up the whole area, so board and batten was our answer! We painted the paneling Cloud White and the walls above are Colorado Gray, both by Benjamin Moore.
I love the results, and just finished putting up the gallery wall today (though I have space to add one more thing that I am working on right now…)
There are still several tweaks left in the room.
I have one more little creation to add to the gallery wall. I am still trying to decide what to do with the chair (paint it? what colour? leave it wood? what do you think?). I also want to paint the inside of the door a fun color (yellow??), and I think a new rug would be an asset to the space. We also plan to add hooks along the other side of the wall. I will be back soon with these updates and with more about our hallway transformation.
(Update Alert): I played around a little – added some new flowers to the cabinet top and added a little white fish to the gallery wall. I like these little tweaks… more tweaks to come:
Make sure to comment below with what you think I should do with the old chair… and what colour you would paint the door? (My husband votes white, of course:)
Thanks for reading! And remember, my housie friends, HOME wasn’t built in a day. Enjoy the journey!
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