Last week, I tackled the mudroom. I’m almost wall paper free in the house. I should be finishing the bathroom or kitchen. I just couldn’t take the back entry any longer. Every time I return and take off my coat the wall paper and room just taunted me. So I buckled down and committed to working all weekend in the room. Bruce helped throughout the day but I was in there all day. Probably 20 hours in total for just an itty bitty room. The walls seem to just suck up all my paint.
Let’s look at some before photos… It took me half the morning to unload the room. This of course made my whole house a mess. Who knew one mudroom held sooooo much stuff!!!
Meggy wanted to be right next to me. Every time I took something out and went back in both Sawyer and Meggy assumed they were going for a walk. I repeated “Move! Move!” continuously while I carried items out. The rest of the day, scraping took place and wall washing. FUN FUN FUN!!!
I wanted some depth to the room so we reused some framing that we took out in the dining room and created some depth to the flat walls with a wainscoting feel. Cost so far for Phase One was el zippppppo. We reused wood and I used leftover paint that I had in my paint supply. Dumberton White from Benjamin Moore in a glossy color is on the bottom. The same color I used on our kitchen cabinets. The top color is a bluish gray called Vintage Ornament. I used the Vintage Ornament in our stairway at Prather and had a can leftover. It was a Martha Stewart Color from Sherwin Williams the date on the can January 2003! Recycle and Reuse 😉
Bruce measured and cut out the framing and installed the woodwork in about an hour. Then he escaped to the office to finish tax extensions while I painted and painted and painted.
I had him build a small shelf on the top so I can display some goodies.
The next phase cleaning up these shelves… We’re going to put in some rustic wood shelves and make it more welcoming. Then maybe some tin on the ceiling with crown molding. Then some touch ups here and there but we’re getting there….