The mudroom is complete!!!
Let's just take a minute to let that sink in.
You have no idea how long I have waited to say those words! This room has been a work in progress for over a year and I am thrilled that it is FINALLY complete. I say the word "complete" loosely since this is just a temporary makeover until we tear down the wall and extend our kitchen. When that time comes the mudroom floor will be ripped up and replaced with real hardwood floors. The walls will be painted, crown will be added as well as built in cubbies and a bench area. Until then, I am calling the mudroom complete.
Some of you may be wondering why we spent money completing this space if it's only going to get torn apart in a year or two. Well, when you have two kids and a dog walking on bare plywood, tracking dust and tiny wood pieces in the house, you quickly start to lose your mind. To me, spending a few hundred dollars to make this space useable was worth every penny.
Let me back up and start from the beginning.
This was our house before we started the addition to add a mudroom, oversized 2 car garage and expand our kitchen.
My husband and I (okay, mostly my husband) acted as GC and organized permits and contractors. We saved a TON of money by doing this as well as completing a lot of work ourselves. We also know a lot of people who work in many different fields who gave us great deals on wood, framing, electrical and siding. Thankfully, my husband knows how to work an excavator so he excavated the land and laid all the dirt and gravel himself. He even mixed concrete and set the footers and rebar.
Once we got to the point where the drywall was installed in the mudroom things kind of halted. We had issue after issue with permits and it took months to finally get signed off on many items. We lived with bare plywood floors for months and it was not pretty.vinyl plank floor. You may also notice that I whitewashed the brick. It was a free project and made such a difference in brightening the space.
I have to say though, painting the doors was by far the biggest change. It gave the space the dramatic contrast it needed.
The green metal drawers are perfect for corralling keys, loose change and little odds an ends.
And what room makeover of mine would be complete without a number four and a picture of my kids?
Stylish metal tins help keep our dog and cat food easily accessible without being to "in your face."
It's amazing how much adding a mudroom has changed our lives. No longer are we crammed in the kitchen every morning trying to put on our jackets, and gathering our books and bags for work and school.
Door Paint Color: Sherwin-Williams Iron Ore
Metal Bucket- Target
Green Metal Storage- HomeGoods
Rug - HomeGoods ($20.00!!)
Pallet Arrows- DIY
Gold frame- HomeGoods
Flea market and number 4 sign- DIY (Vintage Foam Board Signs)
Green Frame - DIY (Vaseline Distressed Memo Board)
Bench- Target (similar bench)
Geometric pillow cover- IKEA
Black storage rack with hooks - HomeGoods
HELLO sign- Hobby Lobby
White metal containers- HomeGoods
Sharing at Thrifty Décor Chick.