Pomp And Circumstance

DIY Hallway Makeover

Posted in D.I.Y., Decor Files, P&C Portfolio by Miss Circumstance on September 12, 2012

Have you noticed all the end-cap-of-hallways makeovers around in various catalogs, shelter magazines, and blogs? One of the first ones I remember noticing and thinking “wow, that is so simple but so impactful I’m so doing that – shoot I don’t have an end-of-hallway – I’m doing it somewhere else” is this one from the West Elm catalog-

I worked on this awhile back for a client, who didn’t have enough space to add furniture, but we still wanted to make it a “moment” (blech).

Two simple elements but we were so happy with how it came out. The wallpaper was DIYed with grasscloth and a stencil (more details here), and the mirror was from a local antique mall. Because the wallpaper texture was dull and the pattern large and geometric, I wanted a mirror that had that gilded vintage look and I was hoping to find a round one since the wall was rectangle. Duh. I wish the mirror was a tad bigger to balance out the scale a bit, but it was so perfect in every other way it won the contest. And it actually looks bigger in person.

So don’t ignore those end-of-hallways-why-dont-they-have-an-actual-name people. They can be so fun!


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  1. Iris Interiors LLC said, on September 12, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Amazing job. I’m impressed. I love the looks of the grasscloth. It gives it some personality. Hmmm. I’m trying to come up with a name: Dead End Wall? Enowayall?

  2. joshengelhardt said, on September 12, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    I love my uber-creative wife! Way to go, babe. Taking the “dead” and “end” out of dead end.

  3. Clarissa said, on September 13, 2012 at 3:34 am

    I just love the natural colour combination and you have mixed these neutral shades with other colours quite well.

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  5. Cassandras Home Elegance said, on September 30, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    I love this. Its different and not the norm. New ideas again for my next home. Thankyou http://cassandrashomeelegance.wordpress.com/

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