Monday, January 25, 2016

Hallways: Making the Most of a Small Space


We have a small upstairs hallway that lacks natural light and wasn't used for much more than a place to store the laundry hamper.  Womp womp...


Although a tricky area, I knew I could make the most of it.
  
We had chair rail moulding installed.  Then I painted the walls Revere Pewter and the area underneath white.

We replaced the light fixture for something better.  I really love the look with the Edison bulb.

I bought a new rug from Overstock.  For a cohesive look, it's the same as the one I'm using in my entry, just a different size.  It was affordable and really brightened up the space.

I found this dresser at the thrift store for $15.  It was old and beat up, but I knew it would be perfect to store overflow from the linen closet.  

Before bringing it inside I gave it a good scrub then painted it with a can of "oops paint" found at Home Depot.

The changes were dramatic and I instantly fell in love!

Some of the decor on top of the dresser has changed.  And I replaced the art for something that was more size proportionate.  I'm constantly changing and rearranging my home as it evolves.

Now this space, albeit small serves a purpose.


 *P.S. Today I'm over at my friend Lisa's blog sharing a favorite corner in my home.  Click here to see what it is!!

23 comments:

  1. Brandi, it was a good idea to make it pretty and functional. I like the paint, it almost has a blue to it. It's funny how we always need extra space for linens! I get rid of the old sheets or make something from them and reduce my towels to two apiece, but still it gets overstuffed. xoxo Su

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  2. Perfect! Don't you love it when things come together like that? And I always find that when I add more stuff to a small space, it looks bigger!

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  3. Great job Brandi, the space turned out really nice. Btw, I love the lamp. Have a GREAT day!

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  4. Love! Isn't it amazing how one little thing can snowball into 3 to 4 "other" little changes! Looks FAB!

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  5. It looks fantastic Brandi. Beautiful and functional. Great job!

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  6. Small spaces can sometimes be challenging, Brandi. You've done wonders with yours. GREAT change-up!

    Thank you so much for sharing...that picture of you and your fur baby is priceless:)

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  7. I love this! and that lamp is beautiful! I love when I can create an entire space out of something that was underutilized. Nicely done Brandi!

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  8. Hi Brandi :)
    Really a good upgrade ,i am in love with that lamp ;)
    Samll spce and very pretty
    Have a good week
    xoxo
    Lulu

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  9. Beautiful! What a difference! As always, your taste is impeccable. How nice to have extra storage too.

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  10. Hi Brandi. oh your hallway looks fabulous. Love the added chest of drawers. Hallways can be tricky and you did a wonderful job styling your space. Have a great day, xo

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  11. Gorgeous.... and what a great blue and white lamp! It's perfect!!

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  12. I tell ya... we might just be sisters! I was agreeing with everything you said and I LOVE your hallway makeover. Love the edison bulb and light fixture... A thrifted dresser.. sealed the deal! I love your style!

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  13. I love a space decorated with a dresser like this! It's perfect for that area and such a bonus with extra storage!

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  14. A small space with a huge impact for sure, love the lamp and the basket!

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  15. Love your upstairs landing and the clever way you adding an extra spot for storage!

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  16. I love to do these kinds of things too - bring a bit of lovely to an ignored space. Makes you feel so happy when you walk by later! And of course I just love lamps. Add a lamp and it's instantly cozier! :)

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