The small town Colorado girl who’s obsessed with home and everything that entails! I’m a creative, a decorator, a day dreamer, a huge fan of scones, and I’m passionate about loving where I live and making a home.
My typical house project list is fueled off of my uncanny ability to walk by any room in our house and see something it’s missing. You can image how exciting and frustrating that can be at the same time. Just when I think a room is finished, or good enough in the big scheme of things, I’ll walk by and instantly see something I’ve missed before. And so the pattern goes something like this: I finish a project, love it, live with it for several months, and finally walk by it and see something I’ve missed. The project starts again, and I finish what was missing. This pattern repeats as time passes, which means I’m constantly tweaking and rearranging.
Our mudroom fell under the same pattern.
A few years ago, I wanted to give it a bit of a makeover to help it look and function better for the house. We installed the new wall paneling, a wall shelf, and our floating bench. They’re all things I love, but the problem was, the other half of the room felt ignored. Since we only installed the paneling on the two main walls in the mud room, the other wall area felt separated from the group. So one day, as I was carrying laundry through the mudroom, it hit me, just like it always does. I instantly thought, “those walls need the same paneling installed”, and so while we were working on a few other projects, I had Anthony help me finish these three tiny pieces to complete the room.
It was fast, easy and well worth it.
We started with this…
We had the extra material to finish the walls in the garage, so we ripped down the paneling, and nailed it in place…
We finished the other walls…
And then added the top board…
I caulked everything, and then painted the paneling Super White by Benjamin Moore. Once the paneling was painted, I realized the wall color (Edgecomb Gray by Benjamin Moore) was looking a little too “pink” for my liking with the new paneling.
Since I had all of my painting supplies out, I repainted the top portion of our little mudroom. White Dove (also Benjamin Moore) to the rescue! 🙂
White Dove and Super White are two of my very favorite colors. White Dove is a bit softer than Super White, and they look beautiful together. Very soft and neutral, making them a perfect backdrop for any accessories.
And on the other side of the room, we installed these new hooks from Hobby Lobby…
Our previous hooks looked nice, but they weren’t quite big enough to handle our coats and hats. The new hooks are plenty big, which makes it much easier to hang bulky coats, hats and any of my bags.
I’ll be sharing a few more simple updates to this room soon. I’m getting ready to order a few new things that should really spiff it up!
Join me as I share several easy to implement ideas that will give your home a breath of fresh air and leave you feeling excited about the changes you see by the end of the week!