The "Dingy to Decorative" DIY Patterned Entryway Makeover

The "Dingy to Decorative" DIY Patterned Entryway Makeover

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Janel Laban
Feb 7, 2015
(Image credit: Submitted by June )

Project by: June
Location: Hertfordshire, UK

Our hallway was dark and dull, looking grubby and tired. I spent 4 days transforming it into a bright and breezy entrance area by painting it all shiny white, to bounce the light around and enhance the sense of space...

(Image credit: Submitted by June )

The large and empty wall going along, that was impossible to hang anything on due to the hallway being so narrow, got a lift with a metallic paint(Crown Sophistication mixed with soft sheen white emulsion) birch forest stencil, again aiding the light to travel through to our dark living room at the back of the house.

(Image credit: Submitted by June )
(Image credit: Submitted by June )
(Image credit: Submitted by June )


I mostly used leftover paints, and went halfs with a friend over the cost of the stencil, making the total cost of our hallway transformation less than $50. I even made my own paper origami lampshade to go with my fresh new hallway décor.

Thanks, June!

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