Our hallways/mudroom/laundry area has always been an odd area in our home. Our side door opens into this area where we have a tight space for our washer/dryer and then some space to take your shoes off, have a coat rack, etc.
Over the years this space has been a neglected part of our home. We had a shoe cubby there that held shoes, our grill supplies, laundry detergent, and other miscellaneous items that accumulated there. It was ugly and an eyesore but it’s not a space we really cared about
Well, while in quarantine I have repainted and done some home projects and I had some leftover paint. We have a navy accent wall in our master bedroom, and I did an accent wall in the master bathroom in Sherwin Williams Indigo Batik. I was on Instagram one day and saw my friend, Erin do an amazing mudroom makeover DIY with a terracotta arch. I thought it was so fun and unique and got to work on customizing the space. See our hallway makeover before and after below!
Hallway Makeover: How to Redo your Hallway for Less than $150
Erin had the best instructions on how to do this and I followed them to a T. I wiped the wall and baseboards town and had a level and pencil to help me draw the outline. I would put my level against the wall, make sure it was straight and draw a line down with the pencil.
When I was done with the two lines, I measured and put a pin in the middle and some string on a pencil and drew a circle. Once everything was outlined with the pencil, you get to taping! The arch was hard to tape, but you just have to rip it into small pieces and work your way around.
Once I was done, I came back once an hour and put another coat on with a roller and then a small brush for around the edges. Once I thought I had good coverage, I let it dry and the next day took the tape off.
All In All the Hallway Makeover is a Success!
I did all this for less than $150. I already had the paint, so with my budget in mind, I headed to Old Time Pottery to see what they had. They had some amazing deals! Check out my deals below.
- Bench – Was $60 but had a red line deal and got it for $30
- Mirror – $20
- Basket for under the bench – $20
- Basket for laundry detergent – $20
- Pillows – $30 ($15 each)
Since I decorated for the holidays, I added a festive pillow that I already had as well as some tinsel in green to match the bench.
I have to say, I LOVE how this turned out. Now when I walk down the hallway, I see something visually appealing and better utilization of the small space. We got rid of the shoe cubby and were able to put everything on top in the baskets. Now we have a place to sit to take our shoes off or a place for guests to leave their coats and shoes when they visit.
This was an easy project that only took an afternoon. If you do the prep right and line and tape everything up, the rest is a cakewalk! Let me know if you end up trying this yourself!