Every time I walked through the backdoor, I knew this hallway was missing something! All I knew is less would be best, but how? If you’ve kept up with my Instagram (if not, follow me here!) you will know my Modern Traditional Farmhouse has white walls with added pops of color (and when I say color, I mean BLACK ) along with lots of millwork!
These before/after pictures are AMAZING ...
For my Modern Farmhouse Hallway, I started with painting the ceiling black. Black Magic by Sherwin-Williams. I knew in the end trim would be placed around the edges, so this was the easy part. No precise trim-painting skills are needed here.
The DIY wood beams were created by my talented husband. He bought the pine boards from @homedepot and constructed these "beams" the night before install, along with sanding and staining.
Finally, the lights! These LED ceiling lights are great for being BRIGHT .. however, I was creating a "mood" and these needed to-go. I ended up re-using my old kitchen pendant lights (see picture of them in my kitchen). These square, black, wrought-iron looking pendants were prefect for my hallway. We ended up replacing the down rod to a smaller one and bam, they had a new home!
front door before/after ...
When building our home, I had a very specific style in mind “Modern Transitional Farmhouse.”
Unfortunately, these builder-grade exterior lights ... had to go! They 100% did NOT fit in with my style and I knew by changing them out our homes first impression would be set right.
The picture with the circular scroll light above is what the builder put on the house. Luckily for me, it was still black in color but, honestly that was the only thing I liked. We had 5, yes FIVE of these lights on the exterior of our Modern Transitional Farmhouse! The first thing, I started to think about when in the market to replace them was:
I purchased the 27″ lights for my front porch entry to make a nice big “statement” and the 22″ lights for the garage. I love the contrast between the two on the front exterior of our home. A 11″ light was also added to our back service door off our garage.
27" Exterior Light - 4 light powder coat black
22" Exterior Light - 1 light in powder coat black
11" Exterior Light - 1 light powder coat black
More outdoor decor:
After looking at many different options for chairs, I decided on cross-backs. I love the idea of wood chairs and the design of the cross-back adds the perfect touch of timeless style.
I was searching and searching where to buy them, when I came across a for sale posting here in Dallas. It was a rental company (mainly for weddings) who was looking to decrease some inventory ... and guess what?! They had exactly what I was envisioning for my chairs, and gave me the options to purchase however many I needed at a great price.
sprucing up ...
The chairs came with "character" meaning, I knew they needed some sprucing up. The seat on the BEFORE picture looked worn and discolored however, after using some Old English Scratch Cover for Light Wood and an old cotton t-shirt on them, they were back looking beautiful! Not only did it cover the discoloration and wear, but it also gave these chairs a deeper more richer color of stain. That's a win-win for me!!
oLD eNGLISH sCRATCH COVER
Old English Scratch Cover helps restore damaged wood surfaces and hides unsightly scratches and nicks to bring out the wood's natural beauty! It's my #1 go-to when I'm looking to spruce up some tired wood.
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Home décor blog by a self proclaimed interior decorator who specializes in a Modern Transitional Farmhouse style.