{Mudroom Progress} Paint Makes All The Difference | Little House of Four: {Mudroom Progress} Paint Makes All The Difference

Monday, June 15, 2015

{Mudroom Progress} Paint Makes All The Difference


Hey friends, I'm back today with another mudroom update that I am super excited about!  From the moment I painted our front door using Sherwin Williams Iron Ore I knew I wanted to do the same with the  mudroom doors.  Painting them dark was the perfect solution for breaking up all the monochromatic white in the room.  The dark paint completely changed the whole feel of the space and added much needed contrast to the room.  The difference is night and day.

{Mudroom Progress} Painted interior doors with Sherwin Williams Iron Ore
Here's how the room looked after the floor was installed and before the doors were painted.
Painted interior doors with Sherwin Williams Iron Ore
Here's how the room looks today!  
{Mudroom Progress} Painted interior doors with Sherwin Williams Iron Ore
Even though the door leading from the mudroom to the garage was delayed 6 weeks and was the wrong door (it should have been the same craftsman style door as our front door) it is now growing on me.
{Mudroom Progress} Painted interior doors with Sherwin Williams Iron Ore

Painted interior doors with Sherwin Williams Iron Ore

{Mudroom Progress} Painted interior doors with Sherwin Williams Iron Ore
I temporarily moved one of the kids toy benches to the spot where I plan to build a custom bench.  I have the wood it's just a matter of actually getting motivated to build the thing.  Do you ever have that problem?  I feel like I have all these grand ideas then lack the motivation to actually get them done. 
{Mudroom Progress} Painted interior doors with Sherwin Williams Iron Ore
It's hard to believe how this space looked just a short time ago.

We have definitely had our fair share of problems, made a few mistakes and learned a lot from planning, hiring and organizing this renovation ourselves.  It's been a crazy ride full of hassles, headaches and overspending, but in the end it's all been worth the trouble.  
Painted interior doors with Sherwin Williams Iron Ore
I LOVE how this room is coming together and I can't even tell you how nice it is to not be walking on plywood anymore.  I have to say though, keeping those dark floors clean are a major pain.  I swiffer them every day to wipe up the foot prints and dirt we track in from the garage.   It's definitely a good test to see if I can handle this dark of stain when the time comes to refinish the floors in the rest of the house.   So far it's not looking too good and I think I would end up pulling my hair out trying to keep them clean.

Still on the list:

- Paint the doors
- Build custom bench
- Update and hang free light fixture
- Install trim molding (this was picked up over the weekend and should be done next week)
- Add sitting area on kitchen side
- Decorate 



22 comments:

  1. It really does make such a huge impact!!! LOVE the new colour! And I hear ya on the floors, we had dark floors in our last house and they were impossible to keep clean! Never again!

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    1. Thanks Kristi! I am so in love with this color and have to hold myself back from painting ALL the doors in the house. I've heard a lot of people say the same thing about dark floors. They look gorgeous, but sadly they aren't the most practical for a family of four with a dog. :(

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  2. Wow! It looks great. I love the contrast. I really like the style of door but can see a fun quote or artwork on the top section just to give it something extra. Good luck finishing up the rest of your to do list - I feel your pain!

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    1. Thanks Megan! I agree, the space definitely needs a fun quote or artwork. I can't wait to start decorating finishing this space.

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  3. Love it! Such an easy update and it makes such an impact! Can't wait to see how the rest of it comes together!

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    1. Thanks Bre! I'm looking forward to finishing the space too!

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  4. I get so excited when I see a new posting has come from you. Simple, tasteful and affordable projects. Just the way I like it

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    1. Thanks Cindy, you are so sweet! I try hard to keep my projects affordable and I really appreciate that you enjoy them as much as I do.

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  5. I love the doors! I love mudrooms and all the ways to use and decorate them. I too had dark floors in my last house, and while gorgeous, they are just too much work to keep clean - - a dog and a muddy back yard didn't help matters:) I can't wait to see the bench once it's built and the completed mudroom!

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    1. Thanks so much Teresa! I'm with you, as much as I love the floors they are a pain to keep clean!

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  6. Love your style!! The doors are the perfect color!!

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    1. Thanks Alli, it's my new favorite color!

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  7. It looks great, Katie! Your wood floors are absolutely gorgeous, but I totally feel your pain trying to keep them clean. I have dark wood floors in my kitchen and foyer and I feel like they're impossible to keep clean. Can't wait to see the bench when you finish it! ~Amy

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    1. Thanks so much, Amy! The bench is still in pieces, but one day I'll get motivated to actually screw them together and get it finished!

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  8. It looks great! Can't wait to see it all finish. I'm having the same problem with our white floors. I keep thinking, "sure would be nice to have dark!" lol There has to be a happy medium somewhere, right? Thanks for linking up to The Creative Circle. Love seeing your posts each week.

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  9. It looks great so far! And yes, I have a million ideas stuck in my head... some of which I have already bought supplies for :).

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    1. Thanks Monica! It's from HomeGoods and was a steal at $20.00!

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