Thrifty DIY Mudroom Reveal | Little House of Four: Thrifty DIY Mudroom Reveal

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Thrifty DIY Mudroom Reveal


The mudroom is complete!!!

Let's just take a minute to let that sink in.

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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.
A Thrifty DIY mudroom reveal - Little House of Four
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.  
A Thrifty DIY mudroom reveal - Little House of Four

A Thrifty DIY mudroom reveal - Little House of Four


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.

It was a very happy day when I FINALLY got the go ahead to screw down the subfloor and lay the 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.
A Thrifty DIY mudroom reveal - Little House of Four

A Thrifty DIY mudroom reveal - Little House of Four
I have to say though, painting the doors was by far the biggest change.   It gave the space the dramatic contrast it needed. 
A Thrifty DIY mudroom reveal - Little House of Four
Finally, just last weekend we installed the trim and I was able to call this makeover done.



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."
A Thrifty DIY mudroom reveal - Little House of Four




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.   

Source List:

Door Paint Color: Sherwin-Williams Iron Ore
Metal Bucket- Target
Green Metal Storage- HomeGoods
Mirror- HomeGoods
Rug - HomeGoods ($20.00!!)
Pallet Arrows- DIY
Gold frame- HomeGoods
Flea market and number 4 sign- DIY (Vintage Foam Board Signs)
Geometric pillow cover- IKEA
Black storage rack with hooks - HomeGoods
HELLO sign- Hobby Lobby
White metal containers- HomeGoods

25 comments:

  1. You go girl! This is FABULOUS! All that hard work and vision really paid off. I love the textures and the colours. So inviting and homey! - Erin

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    1. Thanks girl! Finishing this room has been a long time coming.

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  2. It turned out awesome Katie! Such a pretty and functional space, love it!

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  3. I LOVE IT!!!!! And...the "photo bomb" was so adorable. What I especially appreciate about your projects is you keep it "real" and practical.

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    1. Aww, thank you Cindy! I try hard to keep my projects thrifty and practical and I really appreciate your kind words. I wish my house was photo perfect all the time, but let's face it, that's so far from the truth, LOL!

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  4. Wow!!! So much space!! Love the pet food containers :)

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    1. Thanks Emily! HomeGoods is great for so many things, even animal supplies :)

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  5. Looks amazing! I'm working on a mudroom area as well! Where did you get the plant stand?

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    1. Thank you! The plant stand is a few years old, but I believe it was from HomeGoods. Can you tell I love that store?!?!

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    2. GUURRLL you and me both! lol. Thanks for getting back to me!

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  6. nice to have your sanity back ha ha looks fabulous xx

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  7. Wow, Katie!!!! Seriously I love your home { style of home is like mine } & the mudroom & whole renovation..AMAZING!! The room you gained & the decor..perfect!!

    Paige.Rose
    from
    www.TheQuaintSanctuary.blogspot.com

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    1. You are so sweet, thank you! BTW, your home is beautiful and I LOVED your fall home tour.

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  8. It looks amazing! I love the black/white/green color scheme! And it's amazing how much difference the addition of trim makes! Awesome job!

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    1. Thanks Samantha! I was so giddy once the trim was installed, it makes such a huge difference.

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  9. This turned out SO beautiful, Katie!! I didn't realize you guys did a full add-on of the garage and space, it looks amazing! I really wish we had a HomeGoods nearby, I need that green metal drawer storage!

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    1. Thanks girl! Yes, the addition has been great as far as the space we gained, but it came with a lot of stress and headaches. I'm just glad it's almost done! I can't believe you don't have a HomeGoods! I am there almost every week and buy 80% of my home decor from there. You need to come visit and we can hit up all the HomeGoods in the area!

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  10. Katie, it looks awesome! Love the floors, the painted doors and the pop of green. It really looks great!

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  11. This is SO gorgeous! I love the colors. The green is such a perfect pop that complements the rest of your style and decor. I would hang out in the mudroom if it looked like this!

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  12. How gorgeous! I love those green drawers too to keep things hidden and organized. The transformation looks amazing.

    Thank you for sharing at The Creative Corner. I can't wait to see what you share this week too.

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  13. This is seriously AMAZING! I'm in awe of your gorgeous mudroom and how you guys did so much yourselves! I'm such a DIY newb that I never would've gotten all that done. So I'm seriously impressed! Is it weird that I just want to come hang out in your mudroom??

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  14. What a great mudroom! I love how it turned out. The little green drawers are a great pop of color.

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  15. Just found you from Sarah's share at Thrifty Decor Chick...This looks amazing! You and your hubs did a great job. ~Sonya

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