April 4, 2018

Updating my Kitchen Hallway for the Spring Into Action Blog Hop

Doesn’t it feel good when you can FINALLY finish a project in your home? I’m so excited to share my small kitchen hallway after putting it off for almost a year! I’m hosting the #SpringIntoActionBlogHop along with my blogging boos: Carli of Fearfully & Wonderfully Made, Erin of Live Pretty on a Penny, and Nicole of She Does a Bunch. We also had some awesome bloggers agree to join us to Spring into Action and get a project around their home done!

If you’re jumping over to my blog from Kendra of Three Bean Circus… WELCOME!! Make sure after you’ve taken a look here, that you jump over to Carla Bethany’s blog to see her home office/guest room updates.

My kitchen was the first room we finished in our home and then we completely neglected this hallway. We installed floors only up to the line of the refrigerator and have been super lazy when it was time to do the hallway floors. But, now I’m ready to stamp a big FINISHED on this project…

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Since this space is so small, I had no idea what I would do here, or if I should do anything at all, except install the floors new baseboards, and paint the garage door. And, taking photos was also challenging, especially since I have an unfinished laundry room to the left and I disastrous, unfinished dining room/man cave to the right. So, I had to be really careful when choosing angles for these photos.

I can’t find before photos ANYWHERE, but I did find a video from when we first viewed our home. It’s just 13 seconds. At the end, you’ll see what the hallway looked like.

I’m glad to say that I’ve figured out a functional way to help me further organize my kitchen/pantry that will save counter space AND a shelf in my tiny pantry!

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I moved a console table here from my bedroom (that I was using as nightstands – I have two) and am now using it as a mini coffee station for my Nespresso. I literally drink one (or two) cups a day, but hate having it on my kitchen counter. It’s a beautiful machine, but I like to have my countertops as clear as possible, since I like to stretch out when cooking. I also love that the console table has these two drawers and a door for added storage. I’m thinking I’ll put my tea bags and extra coffee pods in the drawers and coffee mugs in the door.

On the console table, I have my coffee pods in a glass jar (that I’ll probably switch out later) and a low light plant in my new planter from Target.

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Hanging on the wall above my console table is my juju hat, that’s seriously been in every room of my home so far. LOL, we’ve been here for less than a year! It’s one of my favorite pieces of decor that I’ve ever owned.

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And, did you see that I painted my garage door this beautiful red/burgundy? It’s such a bold, beautiful shade, which I think was needed with my all white/gray kitchen. I was longing for some color here.

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We use A LOT of towels in the kitchen, for some reason. And, I may or may not always buy cute ones when I see them in Home Goods. LOL. I used to have them on a shelf in my pantry, but now I can  stack them in this basket under the console table.

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I can’t believe it took forever for us to put down the floors and baseboards, because as soon as we got done, I starting bringing the juju and the console table in. I was so excited to make this little hallway look like something. And, in case you’re wondering… no the console table is not in the way. We use this hallway all the time, since our garage and laundry room is through here. If we need to bring in something large through the house, we can easily move it out of the way. And the pantry, which is right across from it, is still easily accessible, since the clearance is enough space for the pantry door to open all the way up.

It’s such a fun and functional little hallway now!

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So, what do you think guys?

Don’t forget to next drop by to Carla Bethany and then check out all the other projects below!

Erin // Live Pretty on a Penny:  Upstairs Hallway

Carli // Made by Carli:  Mini Mudroom

Nicole // She Does a Bunch:  Kitchen Update

Whitney // Whitney J Decor:  Hallway Update

Crystal // The Holliday Collective:  Budget Powder Room Re-fresh

Nicole // Home on Poplar Creek:  Pantry shelving and organization

Ola //  J’Adore Le Decor:  Quest for a Hypnotic Bedroom

N’Ckyola // 4th House on the Left:  Decked Out Apartment Living Room

Kenyatta // 
My Design Rules:  Diy Front Door Decor

Arie  //  Delightfully Styled:  Teen Boy’s Room Refresh

Mimi // Unlikely Martha:  Entryway

Kendra  //  Three Bean Circus: Pantry Organization

Carla  //  Carla Bethany:  Home Office/Guest Room Update

Nikki  //  D Violet Interiors

I’m loving my updated hallway, but I want to know what you think! Let me know in the comments below!

Till next time,

16 comments so far.

16 responses to “Updating my Kitchen Hallway for the Spring Into Action Blog Hop”

  1. […] If you are visiting from Whitney J Decor:  Hallway Update thanks so much for stopping […]

  2. Erin says:

    Whitney I love your hallway makeover. Its simple and functional which is perfect. I know what you mean about towels, we tend to use a lot too so its nice that you have an organized space for them.
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  3. Arie says:

    I love it, and you are so creative! There has been a huge change from the before and after! Keep doing you, I loved it all!!

  4. Ola says:

    I NEVER would have thought to put a coffee station near the door but it makes perfect sense! Genius! I love the way you’ve styled that area Whitney. Nice job!

    • Whitney says:

      Thanks so much, Ola! It’s nite exactly idea, but it works for me. I actually made a cup about an hour ago and it get great! I think I’m liking this little station.

  5. Kenyatta says:

    I love the creativity of using your kitchen hallway for a coffee station. Genius use of space and function.

  6. N'Ckyola says:

    I really love that you made this into a functional space Whitney. Most people would have been afraid to put something there so it’s great that you’re showing off how a small space can be functionally beautiful.
    And how awesome is it that the console is a perfect fit?!
    1 question… where did you find that planter? Love it.

  7. Carla says:

    I adore this makeover. The planter is something I need right now. Also, love how you shopped your home for the console table. I personally have had trouble finding reasonably priced console tables. So when I do they stay in my home. I never part with them.

  8. Mary says:

    I love seeing these “One Room Challenges”, great motivation to do DIY projects around the house.
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  9. Andrea says:

    I’m all about a red door! This coffee spot is cute and functional.

  10. Carli says:

    Hey Whitney, I love this transformation, especially the tile. The coffee bar/end table is a great idea as not to take up valuable space in the kitchen. I love that yu added that surprise pop of red on the door-great job!

  11. Nicole says:

    I love the update Whitney! I’m like you when it comes to clear counters. This is such a great way to free up space in the kitchen. And the red door just makes the whole space pop!

  12. […] finished doing an amazing stencil project on my entryway walls (see a peek below), then finished the kitchen hallway, so man… I’m tired. But, what better way to be motivated to start (and finish) a […]

  13. Kendra says:

    First off, can’t ever go wrong with a coffee bar. And then add a juju hat…gold. Great use of the space!

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