DIY/ Upcycling: Revamping the Hallway!

20th July 2015

Oh my it’s been a very busy couple of months to the point that I’ve not had time to even blog about any of my latest upcycles and revamps!

This month I have taken on two major projects; My hallway and spare room.

My hallway has an archaeic dado rail but I don’t have the time nor money to rip it off and fill it all, sand it down etc. I’ve had a dusky orange on the top half of the walls and a dark beige on the bottom for four years and I wanted to brighten it up.

rustoleum paint
Before (left) and After (right)

So I went for a bright white paint from Rustoleum and decided I wanted to also revamp my cupboard doors. I opted to lightly sand the doors (to give the paint a key to stick to) and then used some Rustoleum blue chalk paint.

I then sealed it with some Rustoleum Clear Sealer and here is the result!

rustoleum chalk paint
Before (left) and After (right)

What do you think?

My hallway is so much brighter and feels fresh, which is perfect for this lovely summer weather we’re currently having!

I used chalk paint because it has no odour, is water-based and dries quickly- all necessities with a small, hyper child like Chunk!

I was provided with Rustoleum products to test for the purpose of this review. No payment was received and all opinions are honest and my own. 

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  • Helen0903

    25th July 2015 at 3:59 pm

    Wow … I am in the mood for revamping also ♥♥

  • Jess Maryy

    26th July 2015 at 6:59 am

    Great revamping idea! Looks so nice <3

  • Kat Sighs

    26th July 2015 at 9:16 am

    That looks so different! I love it. I'm planning some revamping here with wallpaper samples so will post the results. Am off to read your other diy posts xxx

  • Sheila Reeves

    27th July 2015 at 11:39 am

    Look really bright & fresh – love seeing before & after photos (& you can hardly notice the dado rail now!)

  • Hannah Ingham

    28th August 2015 at 2:48 pm

    It's inspired me to get going decorating my bedroom!

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