Back Hall Tour

Back Hall Tour: AT Home on the Bay

Welcome to our back hall/mudroom.  This tour will be over before you can say wholetthedogout?.  This is a small room (see the before pictures here),

Back Hall Tour: At Home on the Bay

which made it inexpensive and quick to freshen up.  Now, it’s bright and white and has a fun wallpaper design that makes me smile.  Maybe guests won’t feel so claustrophobic as they enter our house.  They never mentioned it.  I’m just guessing.

You can read about the wallpapering project here.

Back Hall Tour: At Home on the Bay

This brass horse makes a great place to hang your keys or hat, and adds a touch of whimsy.

Back Hall Tour: At Home on the Bay

And this faux antler coat hook is a nice contrast to the flower wallpaper.

Back Hall Tour: At Home on the Bay

You can read about how I made this schoolhouse light for under $45.00 here.

Back Hall Tour: At Home on the Bay

The laundry supplies are tucked away in a large basket now.

Back Hall Tour: At Home on the Bay

Even the chief purveyor of the mud for the mudroom gave it two paws up.  Does it matter that she was bribed with a treat?.


Wallpaper – Painted Tulip by Over and Over purchased on sale at Anthropologie (2 rolls @ $35 each) = $70

Paint – Benjamin Moore Regal Select in White Dove (leftover from guest room makeover) = $0

Light Fixture – Hampton Bay Esdale light from Home Depot ($29) Paint supplies ($15) = $44

Antler Coat Hook from BlackCatHill Etsy shop = $25

Brass Horse Bust Hook from Anthropologie = $28

Basket for laundry supplies, boot tray and mat where already on hand = $0

Total = $167

I hope you are having a great weekend!  I’ll be back in a few days to show you some updates to the living room including a new piece of artwork from the talented Lesli DeVito!


  1. says

    Mary – Thanks for visiting and leaving such a nice comment about my 2013 Winter Mantel. Your ‘Back Hall’ is great! That wallpaper is so bright and fun – perfect for a small space! It just makes you smile!
    Have a Nice Day,
    Suzanne @ Pieced Pastimes

  2. Julie @ The Family CEO says

    I love it all. The wallpaper, the light, and especially that striped bag. Very cheery!

  3. says

    Oh I love that wallpaper! I’d love to spiff up my mud and laundry room, maybe wallpaper is the way to go! Thanks for the inspiration. You did a fabulous job!

  4. Christina at I Gotta Create! says

    The wallpaper is so cheery and I love the large design. Looks great!

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
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  5. Chelsea says

    When did you buy your wallpaper? I am looking for this!! It is all sold out online:/ Do you have any leftover that I could purchase from you?

  6. Christine says

    Found your site after googling images of Hampton Bay Esdale light fixtures. I had bought three schoolhouse style light globes at thrift stores ($6 total) to put into my restoration/remodel, thinking I’d find inexpensive attaching hardware. Jokes on me. Rejuvenation Hardware wanted $90 for just one semi-flush attaching hardware. Well, for about $100 I can buy three entire Esdale fixtures in varying sizes at Home Depot. With your work to inspire me, I think my cheap(er) Home Depot fixtures can turn into beautiful works of art. And love that wallpaper, it looks like something out of my own watercolor sketch book. Another inspiration. But one question. Did you consider using a matching fixture in your kitchen over the sink?