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Hallway

Vestibule Hall... (I wish! )
If you cordon off a small section at the front door it can create a similar feel...
I have been thinking about building a fake wall here with a doorway...
...The reason I created this area ? ...
I have painted floors...
So sick of painting this area..
...over and over and over....
Vinyl tiles are brilliant for those winter months..... 
..especially if you have a dog..





 









A little bit more relaxed ...



I had such a good day in the charity shops yesterday...
Sometimes I dont find anything for months..
Then I get two fab finds in one day :)
I was a happy bunny yesterday!
First was this beautiful heavy but dainty and feminine brass mirror...
£4.00


 Some chinoiserie medallion bunting I made last night...





When I buy or aquire anything new for the jigglemawiggle household...
 I need a few weeks settle in period!
Moving things around, a lot ( one might say quite obsessed! )...
 To make it feel like it has always been part of...
Anyways...heres my treadle a few weeks after it has been saved from the skip...

Hallway



This has been a lot of work...
Think I have gave myself tennis elbow again...
Stripped..sanded..oiled and re-upholstered..
1874 beautiful oak hallway bench...
got it for a bargain price!










The ever growing stack in my hallway...




I have finally finished the polka dot wall...
Its only took 2 weeks lol!..
Excuse my Router on the shelf...
Im not allowed to touch it or a war breaks out with the Teen!



 I added a wee touch of embroidered floral to my painting of Dean...







I am loving the new white washed floor..
I have applied a good 3 to 4 coats of non yellowing varnish over the chalk paint...
I lightly sanded the floor after the 3rd coat...

 I think it looks much better than the pine..
You cant see the floor properly in the pics it really has a nice washed effect...
Nice knots and grain showing through ever so lightly...









A faux painted rug or a full floor stencil is the dilemia...
I originally started off thinking I would do a mandala kind of rug!!
Then I thought a repeat pattern all over would be nice too...
This is the problem...I havent thought this one through... 
And I was tired when I started it...
A wee tip...
Think things through ..
and dont start a job when your tired.
I sanded the hallway and living room around 4 years ago when I first moved into the property..
The colour was light pine and it looked beautiful..
I decide on an oil top coat, which turned the living room floor orange!
The hallway I stained with tea and coffee and then varnished and this turned out a much nicer colour..
But over the years they have both became a deeper and deeper orange...
Both look like they have been Tangoed!
I bit the bullet 3 days ago and made up a Chalk Paint mixture.....
I used Calcium Carbonate..

I put this job off for so long because it was such hard work sanding the floors..
But really when I look back I never did like the pine floorboards.. 
The orange throws off the rest of the colour scheme...
 The pine looks better in the photo than it did in real...
At first I was going to do pure white floors..
Instead I rubbed off some of the paint with a wet rag..
Then went over it again with a damp paint roller...
I done this a few times..
Rubbing at some of the nice grain and knotty parts..


 It hasnt had its top coat yet im waiting on that being delivered...
This will give it real depth...
Im using a non yellowing water based polyacrylic floor varnish..
I will do 3 coats because its the hallway and because I have Gabe!


You should see the living room it looks like it has been tangoed!


I could just finish off with a border and make it a faux rug..


I do like a polka dot...
You can actually buy beautiful polka dot graham and brown wallpaper ..
I just bought some sticky vinyl dots,
which cost about £6.00 but I only needed half of them..
This way when im bored of them I can just peel them off..
 and it took about 10 minutes to do...








 This was my hallway when I moved in April 28th 2012...
Where have the years went!

  


I found a pair of non matching wood urn bases...
 In Galashiels charity shop last summer..
They cost me £4.00 for both with matching shades..
I left the shades and took the Bases..

I painted the bases in my already made earlier white chalk paint :)
I bought a cheap lampshade from the local shop today at £5.99..
I added some decoupaged arrows to spruce it up a wee bit..

It lights up my hallway just lovely...
This project only took a few hours..
Including going to the shop for the shade lol!





A wee pic with the light on :)







The Hallway 2016..
My corner fireplace and fake wall all built by me!
Its been a lot of hard work but well worth the effort...



Some nice Red Robin cuttings in my folky vase...
Bathroom 2016
 


Hallway 2015


             
Hallway 2014


 Hallway 2013



Walking the dog at my local Park this afternoon, 
I noticed all the beautiful wild flowers in full bloom.
 I never realised how much pink and turquoise complimented each other.

When I put the flowers next to the mirror there was just a sudden colour pop!


So it all started with the Provence fire..
Sitting in the corner of my hallway..

I decided on a corner fireplace.. well I had no choice actually!
I found the corner fireplace awkward to display.



So I decided on a fake wall...
B&Q here I come..
It cost £28.00 in total...
4 panels of thin hardboard,  2 bags of panel pins and 2 tubs of no nails..


I left the shelf up behind the wall...how lazy is that?
Maybe a cup of coffee too!


And all finished...
But im sure the display will change a few times as the wall is new.
It takes me a while to get the feel of things.
I will panel the top of the wall..but not today :)
While I had the wool out I made some Pom Pom Bunting :)
I used the Clover Pom Pom Makers. They are brill..



 I made this mini bunting for the hallway fire surround from some leftover vinyl tiles.
I just hammered a few holes in them so I could string them together with some thread.


I made this hanging photo frame display today too..
I used some clothes rope and a staple gun :)




My hallway was looking a bit bland!
Ive given the hallway Fireplace a Hearth...
All made with paper and varnish :)
I hope we don't ever have Gale force winds here in Selkirk
I believe half my house would blow away!





Remember the Provence fire I bought for the hall...
well it was just kinda awkwardly sittin there looking unfinished
so I decided on building a corner fire surround..
Here it was..
And here it is now...










my son Dean and I went looking for some natural goodies to make some garland.
We went to the lovely Haining House In our home town Selkirk.
We managed to collect pine cones, bark, berries, twigs and even some conkers.
Took a bit of hard work getting the conkers, there was a lot of jumping up and down with a large stick.


Just a random pic taken this morning hahaha...because I can....

  

My elderly neighbour gave me some dining chairs yesterday. They had belonged to her Grandmother and had been lying up in her attic for years. I mixed up some of my handmade pure white chalk paint and made a patchwork cover for the seat. 


 
Scottish Slang for Flowers....Floo'ers...A wee pic of my Floo'ers I got in the reduced section in Tesco...5p...Canny Complain at that...they are braw!!!!


A picture of the Hallway when I moved in. Textured wallpaper and a chocolate brown carpet.



What it looks like now...




First job was lifting the carpet to see what lay beneath...



Sanded back the pine floors with a small rotary hand sander. Cladded the wall.




Next job was making the architrave and pediments for the 5 door frames..this is still on going.




Shelving put up and door surrounds finished.. 

 


Hooks put up.




Some finishing touches.




Chandalier.




Wall panelling all handmade. 



Some coasters I found in a second hand store glued to some left over tiles and put above the coat hooks. 



Nearly finished




shelving everywhere.



The fwood at the front door was getting really dirty so I layed some of these vinyl tiles to protect it.






 

 




























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