Don’t you just love a great makeover? I do and this one was super fun & easy. I teamed up with Nations Photo Lab to update this boring hallway and give it a little more character. We are so happy with the results and I can’t wait to show you how easy it was!
These photos have adorned our walls for many years and they are all so special. I just didn’t feel like this was the best place to spotlight them and I have so many family gallery walls. I really wanted to make this space pop and have a bit more style. This is the hallway our guests use to visit the bathroom and many people walk here.
So to add a bit of texture, we decided to do some board and batten first.
First we found and marked the studs. Then we added a 1″x 4″ horizontally across the space first. It’s best to use the 2/3 rule when doing treatments where you divide up your walls.
Next we added a 1″x 1″ to create the look of a little shelf and add some dimension to the look.
The next step was to add 1″ x 2 1/2″ board vertically. We used a board and batten calculator we found on the internet to help us with the spacing.
Next, I painted all the areas in Sherwin Williams Alabaster in eggshell finish. Then I added some hooks for a decorative element and the ability to hang decor and change it out.
I really wanted the art to still be something special and meaningful so I decided to use photos we took of our favorite places and areas we have visited. I sent them to Nations Photo lab to produce them into black and white canvas prints. I just love how they turned out!
To add one more point of interest, I “framed” the canvas prints with empty black frames. I love how it made the prints pop a bit more and brought more black to the area.
The final result is so fun and really makes this area more of a statement. The project was completed in under 2 hours and was very inexpensive!
So what do you think? isn’t it such a fun “art gallery?” Anyway, don’t be afraid to go out of the norm and dress up your hallway areas. You really can add so much character and create a space you love, even if it’s just a hall.
I always love comments and feedback so feel free to add your thoughts or ask any questions.