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Hallway Nook Makeover

When we moved into our home, all the walls were white and the cabinets were builder grade oak. I explored some options on how to bring some personality into this hallway nook and decided to use paint, stencils, floating glass shelves, and a Rustoleum cabinet transformation kit.
  • hallway nook makeover, foyer, painting, shelving ideas
First, I painted the inside wall Zen by Benjamin Moore and then I used a moroccan stencil to apply metallic silver paint.
  • hallway nook makeover, foyer, painting, shelving ideas
After finishing the wall stencil, I installed 2 floating glass shelves that I ordered at a glass store to fit into the space. I bought floating shelf brackets on Ebay that install on the back wall so it appears that the glass is floating, hence floating glass shelves!
  • hallway nook makeover, foyer, painting, shelving ideas
Next, I refinished the hallway cabinet. I bought the Rustoleum cabinet transformation kit in espresso which includes the stain, poly, and poly remover. Remove the poly from the cabinet before you re-stain it.
  • hallway nook makeover, foyer, painting, shelving ideas
Apply the stain to the cabinet with a cheese cloth or paint brush. Finish it off with a coat of poly to seal in the perfection! Don't set anything on it for at least 48 hours.
  • hallway nook makeover, foyer, painting, shelving ideas
I love the statement it makes in the hallway now compared to the white, bare hallway before. The hard part is to decide what to put on the amazing floating shelves! To see the full tutorial, visit Mommy's Tool Belt.

Materials I used for this project:

  • Floating Glass Shelves
  • Stencil
  • Rustoleum Cabinet Transformation

To see more: http://www.mommystoolbelt.com/how-to-add-a-custom-look-to-a-nook

Got a question about this project?

  • Cheryl Zeis
    Cheryl Zeis Winthrop Harbor, IL

    I totally love the look! I just wouldn't want to keep the glass clean...

    • Christina
      Christina Saint Paul, MN

      Haha no kidding! It's like keeping my white kitchen clean..

  • Lisa
    Lisa Phoenix, AZ

    Beautiful, and staining the cabinet dark really makes it stand out!

  • Lisa House
    Lisa House Vickery, OH


  • Vicky Corey
    Vicky Corey Franklinton, NC


  • Lizz - Red - Redzz Redos!
    Lizz - Red - Redzz... Bountiful, UT

    That looks fantastic! Great transformation, looks very modern & sophisticated. Can't wait to try this somewhere!

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