Wednesday, November 11, 2020


My upstairs hallway was one of my least favorite places in my house. I wanted to do something that would give it a big change and make it something that I would love. I've always wanted to put a mural up but I could never find anything that I liked until I learned about Photo Wall! As soon as I went on the website, I was so excited with everything I saw. I didn't know which one to choose, there were so many great options! What I did know is that I wanted something black and white (if you've been following me a while you know those are my favorite colors). I decided on a forest mural with large beautiful trees that I fell in love with! 

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I knew this hallway needed a "wow factor" and I wanted to make sure that was the end result. The first thing I did was choose this beautiful wallpaper and then I decided on adding trim to the wall that wouldn't cost a fortune. I outlined the design for my husband and he was able to just cut the wood pieces and put them on the wall, and I would take care of the rest. I really love the way it turned out. This is one of my favorite things about this project. I did a complete 180 on this space and now I would love trim all over my house!

The ceiling light was one of the things that I wanted to change for a while now. It's more than 15 years old and it was time for an upgrade. I found this light on the Houzz website and it was one of the best decisions I made because it looks fabulous! I had a sconce with a single light and I knew I wanted something with a little more drama. I decided on this 3 light sconce and it looks like it was made specifically for this space. It looks perfect with the wallpaper and the new trim.

The bench I found at Homegoods and what I loved about it is that it was long and thing, it was perfect for the hallway. It didn't take up too much space and it wasn't in the way. The only thing  I wasn't too crazy about was the fabric. It was cute but not really my style. I decided to reupholster it with an off white velvet fabric and I painted the body black (color is "Black Boar" by Magnolia Home). Details are what I pay the most attention to when I restore anything, it's like my signature touch. Some people might think "what more can you do to a simple bench?" and that is my specialty! I added a gold vintage "cap" to each corner of the bench that I knew would pop against the black and look so elegant. To say I'm thrilled with the results would be an understatement! I'm so happy with my new bench. 

The stair rail was already black but only at the top. I decided for this project I would paint the whole thing black. I added the gold color to the finial to give it an elegant touch. It's definitely unexpected but looks so good.

This small table I unexpectedly when I was at the store and I knew I wanted it. I just didn't know where I was going to put it. It was too cute to leave it behind and I knew I could find a place for it at my house. It ended up fitting in this corner perfectly, like it was meant to be!

A big thank you to PhotoWall for this beautiful mural!
Thank you for stopping by my blog. I hope you you loved my most recent project! Don't forget to follow me on all my social media platforms for more inspiration and ideas. Links for items are below! 


Wallpaper:  PHOTOWALL
Cealing light: HOUZZ
Triple Arm Sconce: BALLAR DESIGN
Wall Panel Moulding: LOWE'S 


  1. Beautifully executed! So much more inviting!

  2. Great Effort. Your simple hallway turn out to be a beautiful hallway.


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