Friday, January 27, 2012

Mudroom Reveal

My mud room is finally finished!


I love the way it turned out.  If you remember my budget for this room was $200; and I have to confess that I went a little over budget by about $50.  However, I was able to reuse many of the items in this room, which really helped me stay close to budget.  If you look closely, you will see that I kept the rug, one of the benches, a chair, coat rack, mirror, art, and a few other accessories. 

I don't think I have shared my before pictures with you.  So here they are.....plain white walls, miss matched furniture and lots of shoes!

Look at all that stuff!  I need storage!

View from the door, looking into my house

I wish this picture was not so blurry, but do you remember the buffet I purchase for $100?

My Mud Room Now.....

Wow! What a difference!

I placed a console and a chair on the left wall.  Now I have a place to set mail, keys and lets face it everything else. I am so glad I moved this chair next to the table.  I can now sit down and take off my shoes without walking across the room.  Baskets and vintage suitcases hold shoes and out of season items.  My large antique crock is the perfect place for my kids to throw their scarves and hats.  I find that if I make storage visible and easy for my kids they are more likely to put their things away than leave them on the floor!

View toward the door

Remember that $100 buffet?  It is amazing what a little paint can do!  Look at all that hidden storage!  This piece of furniture holds shoes, art supplies, hats, mittens, and so much more.  By far this was my biggest expense.  I spent $150 on this project.  (buffet + paint)

Coat hooks, bench and buffet (Sorry about the sun)

Chalk Heart Garland (I could not help myself, I had to do a little Valentine's Day decorating)
Hearts from Micheals, painted with chalkboard paint, wired together.   Idea from Pinterest.

Chalk painted hearts a + r = j & c
My hubby and my initials = our sons' initials....

I had the antique coat hooks and bench....but I need extra storage.  We are a shoeless home and tripping over my kids shoes every time I walk through this room drives me crazy!  So I needed a place for the kids to put their shoes.  These metal baskets from TJ Maxx are perfect and each child has their own bin. (metal baskets $8 each) I also bought a vintage sap pale for $6!  It is perfect for wet umbrellas.

So I have to confess I did not have time to make pillows for the bench, so I took a couple of my valentine's pillows home from Boudoir.  These are going back, and they are for sale....(but they do look pretty cute here on my bench.....)

I made this little cafe curtain from a single vintage pillow case. 

Look at the detail!  Beautiful!
a new place for mail

a little chalk paint can go a long way

Isn't it amazing what a little bit of paint, and rearranging the furniture can do for a room!  Before I was embarrassed to have people enter my house through my mud room.  Now I look for excuses to walk into this space.  I love it,  I know that if may not be as fancy as some of the mudrooms I see on Pinterest, but for a $250 budget, it is a space that makes me proud.  To recap; my $250 was spent on the buffet, wall paint (Behr Wheat Bread in an eggshell finish), and various accessories.  I hope this mudroom reveal encourages you to go out and make your spaces beautiful;  just because you don't have a large budget does not mean you can't make changes to your home that make you proud. 


p.s. We were in Hendersonville this past weekend, and I think Kandi is almost ready to reveal her family room. I can't wait to see the pictures.  You are not going to believe the transformation!

Here is where we link up!


  1. Wow, stopping by from At the Picket Fence and I am inspired! Love everything about the do-over! New follower!

  2. You did a great job. I loooove the hutch.

  3. very nice, don't be sorry about the sun - great light!

  4. Oh my goodness!!! This is just absolutely fantastic! It looks more like a living room than a mudroom. LOL! You did an incredible job transforming the space and we are so glad you shared it at Inspiration Friday this past weekend! :-)

  5. Wow! What a redo! You did a super job. I love the hutch and the pillows!

  6. An amazing transformation! Loving the idea of a pail for the wet umbrellas ...

    Thank you so much for joining our "impossibilities" challenge and link party!


  7. Wow. That's a super redo I am impressed with the price as well. I really love your bench and coat rack.

  8. This truly is a phenomenal transformation. That hutch is awesome, love the wire bins under the bench...and the pillowcase turned curtain. :)

    Thanks so much for linking up to the challenge!
    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

  9. Wow! What an awesome transformation! Makes me super jealous - I want a mud room! :)

    I've just started a link party devoted to projects inspired by pinterest.
    Very Pinteresting Party

    I'd love for you to come by and check it out!

  10. Absolutely fantastic! The cabinet is wonderful! Visiting from Sunday's Best! Drop by for a visit sometime. I'm one of your newest friends!

  11. The pillows look fabulous there!! And the new mudroom is so lovely. Thank you bunches for linking up at Mop It Up Mondays at ishouldbemoppingthefloor. Hope you have a wonderful week!

  12. Rooms are looking really great as they convey emotions.They are really good to see.Thank you


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