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Monday, February 4, 2013

Mudroom // Before and After

Over the weekend, I decided to get going on our mudroom. It has been a hot mess since we moved in and driving me CRAZY. We have lived in our house for over 2 years now and I am getting so sick of the the beige walls in every room. They are painted, "flat" and show every knick and scratch. I decided to go to Sherwin-Williams for paint. They have HGTV paint colors that I adore. I used them in our basement and dining room already. Here are some before pictures of the disaster zone. 

This room is our catch all. The white door is our garage door. The mudroom is the perfect size for having a central hub for our coats/bags/shoes etc. We are going to have to be creative with how we use the little wall space for organizing considering we have 4 doors and a closet door in this room. The doors go to the bathroom, kitchen, laundry room and garage.

As you can see, I struggle with organizing in this room. We definitely need some shelving and hooks on the walls to eliminate the floor clutter.

View looking into kitchen.

Closet and garage door view. I decided to go with Silver mist by HGTV for the mudroom color. I love it.  It is the perfect mix of gray/silver/blue. It is relaxing and has a brightness to it that I was look for. Here are the after pictures.

Doesn't it look great? Ignore the smoke alarm......we have to get a new one. This one is not working properly.

I rehung the shelf that I got at TJMaxx to the right of the kitchen doorway. I love this shelf. It holds our keys/gum/letters and other odds and ends. I love that it has numbers on it.

Here is the angle from the corner by the closet.

Looking into the kitchen. I want to put some shelving/hooks to the left on the doorway. 

Looking at the garage door. I got the mirror a decade ago at TJMaxx and the knob hook is from there too. We use it for my purse and Zion's backpack. I got the basket on the floor at TJMaxx too. The shoe mat is from Lowe's and the rug is a cheapie from Target.

I want to paint or mod podge the mirror something. I am not feeling the black leather anymore. Any ideas for me?

The backpack is PotteryBarnKids from Grandma and Grandpa. Isn't it so cute?

Here is a snapshot looking into the mudroom from the kitchen. I was really excited to finally hang up the growth chart that Andy surprised us with last Christmas (2011). He wrote out the scripture, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew[a] you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5 

He painted vines on it and we paint a feather every time we measure the girls. Zion is a red color and Zakiyah will be a navy I think. The wood spilt a touch when we drilled it in so I have to touch it up. But I love having it. It is so unique and has a lot of meaning to me. I love homemade gifts. So now, I have to get a new light.  I must get something more fun. I will be shopping clearance to find one.

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