I had lofty goals of calling this mudroom makeover week on the blog, where I showed you a couple of progress posts on my mini-makeover here in the mudroom. Until I realized that would have required me to actual taking progress shots of said mudroom. Also laundry happened so, I’ll just skip the nonsense and get straight to the reveal!
Tada! Let’s back up the bus and I’ll show you the before –
These builtins were originally supposed to be stained a dark color to go with the flooring, but the painter goofed a little and started spraying them white. Then he tried to paint them this brown color to look like stain, but I was never totally in love with them.
They were looking pretty beat up and 2 weeks ago I’d finally had enough. I drove to the paint store, grabbed a grey paint chip at random and bought a gallon of paint. Even the paint guy was like “do you want to take this chip home first and check it with your walls and flooring?”
No sensible paint store man, I do not. That would make entirely too much sense for the irrational home decor bender I’m on…
Also, then the Mr. would find out what I was up to, better he just walk in and smell the paint fumes :)
I was a woman on a mission, I went with my gut and grabbed the paint.
I’m so happy I did, because I love the lighter look in here! It has changed the whole feeling of the house, because this is what you are greeted with when you walk in.
Oh and check out my new lights! I grabbed these beauties from Home Depot, there are 2 of them in here. Confession time – when we were building I may have gone over budget in the lighting department (just a smidge) so in order to compensate I stuck $20 boob light fixtures in here. It’s been my goal in life to rid our house of these for the last 4 years and I’m so happy I finally did!
Here’s the other side of the room. This door leads out to the patio and the lake. I made this Lily Pad Cottage sign with some leftover cabinet doors from my DIY planter box project and painted the oars in here too.
Another confession – the first time I painted it I wrote 2001, which is the year I graduated High School so I’m not sure what on earth I was thinking about, but the Mr. thankfully set me straight before I nailed this into the wall.
I snagged these 2 baskets at HomeGoods, after taking over the basket aisle for an hour (sorry fellow shoppers if you were there at the same time as me, I was on the hunt!) I could only find one and I was determined that this basket had a twin somewhere in the world.
Here you can see into my newly redone laundry room that is off the mudroom (check it out here for more details).
Thankfully the Mr. loves the change, as usual. Even Buddy seems to be digging it…
except that was really him pretending to be all cute and pose for a photo…10 seconds later he bolted out the door after a squirrel and I spent the next half hour chasing him down. What a con artist.
Grey Paint – Thorwood by Graham
Wall Color – Silver Side by Mythic
Baskets – HomeGoods
Oars – Etsy (I bought them unfinished and painted them to look old)
Pillows – Ikea tea towels and Joss and Main
Rugs – Joss and Main
Lights – Home Depot (outdoor section)