One of my goals for 2013 is to update the back hallway. It is literally and figuratively a mudroom, because there is usually mud and grass cuttings decorating the floor. We use this door as our main entrance. It is teeny-tiny and also hosts the washer and dryer.
We haven’t done anything to it in the five years we have owned this house. The walls and trim are painted in what I would call mocha, and it just needs a little face lift. Here is my plan.
1. Paint: Paint trim with Benjamin Moore Regal Select – White Dove - leftover from Guest Bedroom wall.
2. Wallpaper: Painted Tulip Wallpaper by Over and Over @ Anthropologie $128
I’m not a big fan of wallpaper, but I wanted to do one room with a fun updated wallpaper print. Anthropologie had a wallpaper that I thought was fun, but it was too expensive for my budget. I thought about a stencil and then what-do-you-know the wallpaper went on sale – deeply discounted even. I ended up getting the wallpaper for $34.95/roll. This is where I do the happy dance. Patience is a virtue.
3. Light Fixture: Intermediate Schoolhouse Semi-Flush Mount Light @ Barn Light Electric - $150
I will make a DIY version of this light.
Hook: Horse Bust Hook @ Anthropologie $28
Boot Tray: Rubber Boot Tray @ Ballard Designs $26
Tote Bag: Boat and Tote Bag @ LL Bean $38.95
I like these accessories, because they are on the rustic side and offset the flowery wallpaper.
What do you think? Do you like a little wallpaper too, or am I just crazy?