Hallway metamorphosis in one afternoon
Although it will be 3 years in July, since we live in a new place, as always, we subscribe to the proverb that if you do not do something at home immediately, it is almost certain that you will not do it at all. And so it took 3 years for us to arrange and insulate our hall in one afternoon so that we would like to move the dining room table to it and if it could fit in, I would probably write today's post there.
This is how our hall looks like - although the door at its end is an external door, there is actually a vestibule behind it, but when choosing it, we wanted it to be warm and safe, and to let some light into the vestibule. At the end of the hall, there is also a recess, perfect for building in a spacious wardrobe, still undeveloped. Most of the jackets and shoes are kept in the vestibule to this day. But take it easy and we will manage to develop it, still in one afternoon.
You can't hide, the hall is just empty and cool.
The only thing that I really missed in this hall was a mirror in which I could see my whole figure. I only had the closest ones in the upstairs bedroom, so I practically never looked at it after putting on my scarf, coat or shoes. So it is probably the idea for the mirror that initiated the entire metamorphosis.
In order for the mirror not to look sad on such a large wall, I decided to also put on it shallow cabinets, thanks to which I will be able to better organize our family to go out.
I chose cabinets in which I can customize myself shelves height for current needs And in this way, we have "earned" shelves for sunglasses - it's the lowest one on the top left. Umbrellas, shoe care accessories and gloves will also find their place here.
choosing fronts I opted for the high gloss ones - they reflect light and act a bit like a mirror, thanks to which the narrow hall is not optically narrowed or crowded. We decided to give up the legs and hang them at the same height as the mirror, thanks to which our hall also gained lightness.
I decided to use the space above the cabinets photo gallery with the most important moments and people from our lives. There is not a single frame with a photo in our entire house, only a few decorate the window sills. So far, I have supplemented all the frames on the walls with posters, and I have kept my photos in albums. In fact, the unexpected departure of my Dad this winter made me wonder how to make sure that Grandpa would remain in the memory of Mikołaj, and I thought that such a wall gallery with photos, suspended in a central and everyday place in the house, would allow him to keep memories. The hallway seemed to me to be naturally one of the best zones to create such a gallery. I wanted to try it and so I decided to hang a collage of frames in all sizes and forms next to the mirror.
I knew that such a gallery full of frames in various sizes and forms is a real challenge. Here he came to help me template with ready unfolding of frameswhich I bought in accordance with the guidelines. We glued the template to the wall and with a punch, using a hammer, marked on the wall the places where the fixings to the frames should be placed - nails, pins or other inventions.
Initially, we decided to attach the frames to the wall with nails, but it turned out that it does not work with thick frames - our nails turned out to be too short to reach the fastening on a large frame and so we decided to replace them with pegs in some places. On the other hand, the pins also did not prove to be a universal solution - for some frames the screw head would be too big, so mix of nails and dowels worked best with us.
It was enough now hang the frames according to the schemeto enjoy the almost finished first wall of our new hall.
It was time to develop our niche. We used in it two spreader bars - one for hanging clothes, under which stood a rattan mini chestI couldn't find a suitable place anywhere before. Now it will perfectly accommodate our basic accessories or home slippers - yes, yes, we still wear slippers sometimes. We also hung in the recess a few hookswhich I can hang up, for example, handbags. Two hooks also found their place at the height of Mikołaj.
It hung on the second strut cover with a Moroccan pattern that covers the entire niche, while also serving as a decoration - here I used a curtain that once hung in the room at Mikołaj's.
At the end it turned out that the paper lamp started to annoy us and we hung here industrial lamp from our attic to complete this room. At the end, Wojtek invented a sidewalk that I once ordered online, but it didn't fit me anywhere, I just forgot to send it back. As you can see - nothing happens without a reason, because it fits perfectly here.
At the end of the day I ordered photos, I am waiting for the courier and as soon as it appears, I will show you the effect with our family photo gallery.
And how do you like this afternoon hallway metamorphosis?
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