The HallwayUncategorizedThe Hallway

March 9, 2019by cheree2

On my last post, I proclaimed that all the rooms had been discussed and customised on paper. Well, it appears that I had completely overlooked a very important space that connects four of our rooms. The Hallway.

Due to the fact I had completely forgotten about this space, I don’t have true before photos. Although apart from all the tools and mess, it’s really not far off from the start. In the above photo, Paul has just taken down the bathroom wall to re-line it.

Oh yes, the ugly art deco ceiling panels were also removed in order to put in new wiring, insulation, and ceiling.

Before we started this makeover, our hallway was just a passageway to get to another room. The space was dull and dated. Now that we have made some changes in the bathroom and the laundry we feel this area needed some loving too.

We divided the hallway by putting in a laundry room at the end. Paul is currently installing the laundry cavity, sliding door.

Our goal for this space is to make it flow with our newly renovated rooms. At the same time, we don’t want to go overboard because there is so much visual detail going on in those two rooms. My gut feeling is less is definitely more in this area.

The second wall that came down was part of the connecting lounge wall. We wanted to create more space for some desperately needed storage. In front of this storage cupboard, I think a beautiful french louvre door will add some textural interest. For now we are using this corner for our tallboy and bathroom towels.

New gib walls have gone up and door moulding has been put in place. Already this hallway is feeling more open and spacious. Paul is so captivated by this area, I will often find him here staring at the ceiling or running his hands over his newly installed gib board.

There are so many ideas swirling in my head for the Hallway. Here are just are few pictures that I have collated from Pinterest to guide our starting point.

I am so enamored by the wall colour below. Just looking at this picture gives me a sense of peace. My only concern is that my whole house is going to end up painted grey. I definitely need to find other complementing colours.

We could also put up some wall panelling which would tie in nicely with our laundry panelling. I just hope I don’t turn this house into a country cottage?

For the walls I am thinking of adorning them with either an interesting photo collage….

Some textural planters…

A shelf for all my goodies – keys, sunnies, scissors – the list is endless.

Or even a funky, farmhouse clock on the wall? At least I will know I am running late when I jump in that shower!

With the floors, I would like to keep it dark which will blend in with the white bathroom tiles and crazy laundry tiles. Unfortunately we can’t keep the original Rimu floors because they were ruined by the carpet that was nailed to the floor.

How fabulous is this herringbone patterned floor?

Just to jump into another room completely and finish this Hallway post. Last Tuesday, I was very touched to receive a gift by one of my readers. Thank you Charlotte for the lovely feedback on my bathroom. Your soap is taking it’s pride in place by my bathtub. How pretty does this look?



  • Val Sullivan

    March 9, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Hi Cheree and Paul, I can’t believe how well you are doing with yovalur alterations. The house is going to look beautiful when you have finished! Paul is very clever and so are you Cheree with your ideas.
    Looking forward to seeing the end result. Keep up the good work. xx

    • cheree

      March 11, 2019 at 9:06 am

      Thank you Val for that much-needed boost! We are going to re-roof the house next and then it’s the kitchen overhaul – ye gods! xx

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