In our hallway we had a cupboard that id got off my mum.. it was a gorgeous pine cupboard that i painted grey but to be honest it didn't do much ..it kind of hung up on the wall in the air without any purpose, with just a fear that you might bang your head on it when walking past!
recently though i changed the hallway slightly by taking the cupboard down and putting up a mirror that originally came from my sisters attic which then found its way to my mums back garden and then was under my bed for about a year waiting for me to find a place to put it!..
the mirror was battered as it is very old and had also been outside so it had a few dead spiders to clear out (urgh!) and the wood was cracked in parts..
but i soon did my usual professional job of buying a tester pot from homebase of black paint.. slapping it on in about 5 minutes and waiting for it to dry!!..
i had a table that id bought from a car boot sale about 5 years ago hanging around in my bedroom, i had used it as a bedside table but then once we had a little move around in our room i didn't have the space for it so it was just looking a bit redundant so i did think about sticking it on eBay but then i tried it in the hallway and liked it there ( which is probably not surprising as i think it actually is a hallway table!!!)
underneath the table Ive place a basket that i bought from the charity shop a couple of years ago and has always sort of got in the way, as its quite big i did have fond imaginings of stashing balls of wool in it as i knitted by the fire, alas i cant knit and I'm a few years away from getting an open fire !( 2 wild little boys not a good combo with a roaring fire i should imagine!!) but its found a little home underneath the table and its great for housing any rogue pieces of Lego or toy cars that are hanging around downstairs, i shove them all in here when I'm on a tidy up and then just carry it upstairs later on and deposit into the toy boxes upstairs!
all that as left was to paint up a peg rail that id bought from the chazza shop for 60p which again had been lying around for about a year ( this had actually been on top of the hallway wall cupboard since id bought it!)
get that up on the wall and then accessorise!!!
i also added this lovely heart garland that my mum bought me from BHS, I'm not sure if it was meant to hang down like this but i liked the effect of it hanging down and when you walk past and catch it the pretty bells on it give a lovely chime!
again most of the things in the hallway come from charity shops, carboots or are gifts.. love that i have a
re-loved, re-used non redundant home!!