Thursday, February 20, 2014

"M" is for Mudroom Makeover

Build & paint: mudroom makeover

I recently completed a makeover of our mudroom back entry area.

It all started with paint:


Benjamin Moore dune white on the walls and london fog for the trim.

(The exterior of our home is painted Benjamin Moore cottage red, you can see it peeking in every window.)

I added two boards with 10 hooks.
A fairly simple project (tutorial here) that's priceless.

A little steel wool on the original door hardware shined her up beautifully:

Known as the 'drop zone' I built this entry storage console with the help of my friend Ana White:

It's perfect for all the kids shoes and accessories.

Complete with easy access baskets and large galvanized buckets with numbered wood tags.

On the opposite wall I built a chalkboard with a chalk ledge:

My kids love to doodle any time and it seemed a good spot despite that wonky alarm system pad (who decided to put that smack in the middle of the wall??).

This wall chalkboard has a ledge for all the chalk markers to rest, an easy diy project that would be great anywhere in your home.

And just for kicks here's the before and after:


It's brighter and much more user friendly with proper wall hooks, storage bins, counter space and an area rug.

I'm linking up to:

TDC Before and After
The 36th Avenue

Nifty Thrity Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things
Inspiration Exchange @ City Farmhouse
SAS @ Funky Junk
That DIY Party @ The DIY Showoff
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Pretty Things Thursday @ Scissors & Spatulas
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
SAS @ Just a Girl
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming


Jenny said...

Love it! I think a mud room space is such a must-have spot in a home these days! Love the paint colors too - my first question when I saw your photos "What's that color?" - thanks for sharing the names. :-)

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

WOW! gorgeous! i adore the colors and the look!

Cristina Garay said...

How beautiful! I love the console, the colors, the door, well, I love it all!

Inspire Me Heather said...

That looks great and I love your paint choices - thanks!!

Our Pinteresting Family said...

I love it all, Jaime! WOW...that console rocks and is just perfect in that space.

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

What a great use iof space!

Love Being A Nonny said...

LOVE this!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

This is fabulous! I love the light walls with darker trim. I am wondering where I can try this look. It's just such a classic, timeless look. And this is a totally practical space for any family. Wonderful work!

Elizabeth said...

Oh it is great! And I can only imagine that with kids it is so much more user friendly. I need to do something like this with our back entry...there just aren't enough hooks for all the coats, hats, and other snowy hanging things. : )

gentlejoy said...

Very nice - it is so nice to make a change.........and be pleased with it when it is done. Thank you for sharing this. I would LOVE to have a mudroom some day! :) ......Gentle Joy

Custom Comforts said...

Great makeover! I love the new color, so much brighter and looks bigger. You've done a great job of making the most of your space with multiple family uses.

Margo said...

Absolutely gorgeous mudroom, I'm envious! :)

Jena {Involving Color and Home} said...

Your mudroom is gorgeous! It looks like such a functional space too. I'm so impressed with how you built the storage console! I really like the effect of doing the trim a color and leaving the walls white. I'd love the feature this on my paint color blog, Involving Color. Let me know if you're interested!

Paige @ Little Nostalgia said...

This is fantastic! I love that you went with a non-traditional color for the trim. So many people just do white or wood, but there are so many other options.

thistlewoodfarm said...

Pinned this one, too!

Happy day!