My Hallway..decorating on a budget

Earlier on this year i decided to revamp my hallway with not a lot of money..i found a tin of emulsion in the shed and it was still good..i bought 1 roll of wallpaper and a tin of gloss..that was it..
My hallway was originally a pale grey..i know i know, i don't know what i was thinking but i did paint it that colour...it made it look dark no matter how much light was shining.

Inspired by a book i did this..well i say i did this but my husband and son did it for me..i was going to do it myself but they are too gentlemanly to leave me to do it..especially as i had to use a very sharp knife to cut the carpet away from the risers..

 I think it looks so good and different.

I bought this huge wall sticker from b&m for £1.99 and carried the whole thing home in the wind and almost took off twice..it was on a huge piece of card and no carrier bag in the world could fit that in it.


The picture frames were all odd colours and i already had a tester pot of Black paint so i painted them all..i think it goes well with the pale wall colour..they stand out really well. There are more pictures at the top of the stairs on both sides.


The lampshades were already there so no cost there.
So for a tin of White Gloss and a roll of wallpaper that is my hallway re-vamp..the book i got it from is truly inspiring.
take care
sara

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  1. Wow, Sara - that looks amazing! I so, so love the wallpaper on the stairs. I am blown away with how lovely that looks! I really want a house with a staircase now.

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    1. I got the wallpaper off ebay..thank you
      sara

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  2. So pretty! I have seen furniture redo's with floral wallpaper (which I love) but not stairs. Such as simple thing has brought about character and an individual homely feeling. Lovely pictures.

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    1. Hi michelle have you seen the post on the girls bedroom..the pictures are all my family ..
      sara

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  3. Sara, the stairs look gorgeous. I remember you saying you had seen the idea in a book. Did you have to put a clear varnish over the wallpaper? There is so much satisfaction when little money is spent, but you have something different to be proud of.

    When the girls were young, and money was very short, I can't tell you how many times I mixed a couple of half tins of paint and usually (not always) came up with a really nice colour. Jess would go off to work in the morning and when he came home in the evening a completely different room greeted him.

    Well done

    Marie x

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    1. Hi marie..yes the wallpaper has a coat of varnish on it and i have some paper left for touch ups incase of an accident, o i have done that many times,mixed together paint and got a totally unique colour that no one else has..poor Jess..Simon would go to work and come home to the rooms having been moved around ..
      love
      sara

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  4. That looks brilliant. Totally unique and very clever

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    1. Thank you..i love it so much and it has had comments from delivery men about nice it is..and not to tell their wives or they will end up having to do it ..
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