Contempo Trellis Hallway Gallery

Hi Friends! I know you are probably wondering when I’m going to STOP stenciling…Well, I’M NOT!
I am ridiculously obsessed and just cant get enough! ūüôā

Here’s the latest house project I recently completed! I started this project LAST YEAR when I had the hallway pendant lights installed . . .¬†Lets just say I had “designers block” and just couldn’t finish it!

Anyway, long story short… when I found out a few months ago that I would be undergoing a non-surgical procedure on my elbow and wouldn’t have use of my right arm for 6 weeks. . . Lets just say that was the “lit” fire I needed to get the job done! NO WAY was I going to keep walking down my ridiculously unfinished hallway!

Hope you like my new hallway gallery!

BARE BONES 9.5 yrs ago.. 

A couple years later I swapped out the “SUPER BORING” light fixtures
to your typical “just boring” lights…

This is how LAME my hallway was… I had 2 big framed pictures. .¬†.and THATS IT! Ughh!!
Not to mention, the lighting in the hallway was TERRIBLE!! Could barely see in there!
hence the bad “before” pics

So last year in September (yes a YEAR ago)
I finally decided to tackle this LONG OVER DUE project…
The Hallway!
To start, I purchased these Edison Pendant Lights from Lowes…

Here they are installed… Wooo hooo! Since I had 3 lights on the wall, I figured 3 overhead hanging lights would do the trick! It was instantly amazing.. in 9 years I had never seen my hallway so BRIGHT!

So here’s the other side of the hallway . . . OBVIOUSLY just completely UN-organized!¬†I was trying to organize my photos on the wall and cabinet and create something!! Looks like a GIANT mess to me!

I purchased this BIG rustic buffet/cabinet¬†initially for my dining room. Didn’t like it there, so here it landed in the hallway…

Well, after a LONG while in the hallway, I realized I didn’t like the cabinet / buffet in there either!!
It was too Bulky and not long enough!

So of course I went on the Craigslist hunt!!! Guess what I found????

I couldn’t BELIEVE it when I found this piece! It was the exact length and depth I needed for my hallway!! and It’s ONE SOLID WOOD piece! Scored at $150!! ¬†Hubs removed the bottom pieces that were added on to the piece (who knows why?) to give it a cleaner look..


Purchased this Contempo Trellis Stencil from Royal Design Studio, and started going to work!

Progress… into later hours of the evening..

Going around the corner …

. . . and finally finishing up right above my Art Room doors. I didn’t want to do both sides of the hallway, so I finished the stencil in this corner and then painted the adjoining wall with the same stencil color I was using…


wait for it…………………………………..

What do you think??????

I finally put up all of our pictures! This had been long over due!!! I did a collage of varying sizes of Black and white frames, wall art wording, canvases and lots of colorful pictures!  

I had purchased this Pottery Barn Collage frame and was racking my brain as to what kind of pictures to put in it?? I really didn’t want the typical 16 different pictures, so my brain was trying really hard to be creative!!
Then it HIT me…

I found¬†this App on my Mac that slices your photo into as many pictures as you like…¬†So hmmm? I¬†took one of my most favorite photos and went ahead and sliced it into 16 – 4×6 pictures!

Isn’t this sooo cool?? It totally looks like she’s peering out a window!

Ok so here’s another BEFORE shot from the other end of the hallway… BORING¬†


I absolutely LOVE all the wording wall art that I had been collecting!
This one is my fav . . .

Found these awesome stools at Kirklands! It took me a minute to find stools that were the right width and depth for this piece!!

Obviously the fabric didn’t matter . . . because I have my own thoughts in mind!
Picked up this fabric for $4 at Hobby Lobby!!
Love IT! I can’t wait to recover these stools!!

¬†So just a recap… what do you think of the new Contempo Trellis hallway gallery??

 ***Update since new Hardwood Floors were put in***




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  • Julie - That’s frickin cool! I love that dresser desk vanity thingy! Awesome as usualReplyCancel

  • Jenel - Wow Ruthie! I love your new hallway! I call next ūüėČReplyCancel

  • Ruthie - Thanks Julie & Jenel!! LOVE YOU GUYS!!!ReplyCancel

  • jacqui - wow that is awesome @!!!!! love it , cant wait to come home and see what great ideas my house is going to look like , ha!ReplyCancel

  • Miss - You are very talented my friend! Amazing evolution into an awesome layout and color pallet, from wall to wall with each room you highlight! Beautiful! The colors and textures draw you in.ReplyCancel