Mudroom Makeover!

I'm really excited to show you the pretty makeover on our breezeway/mudroom area. Rich did a great job with all that painting. We ran into some bumps along the way, but I'm really happy with the result. Here was the


And here is the


Old Step:

New Step:

Old Bench:

New Bench (painted) I added baskets and placemats for a natural look.:

This wall before (on the left):

And After:

The bench with the pillows was a pathetic looking bootshelf from an old closet. It's still pathetic looking, but is covered in paint. The pillows are from Kohls (clearance $12.50/each). The baskets are lined with plastic for storage and were $5.99/each.

Rich painted the wall for a faux built-in look for the wall shelf. He built the shelf out of 3 pieces of lumber and some trim. The hooks were $4.50/each at Home Depot.

We painted the chalkboard and this little stand with the same color as the bench and coat rack. The frames were $4.99/each at a local discount shop and the prints inside were found at my favorite online graphics blog The Graphics Fairy.

We have to repaint the floor. The current paint is not adhering as we hoped. When we repaint, we'll probably do it in the same color as the step. Trial and Error!

The Lettered Cottage


Ali said...

Wonderful job on your breezeway. It looks so peaceful, bright and clean.

Are you going to be hosting a link party every week? I hope so. :)

I'll be sure to go back and add your link to my two submissions tonight so other people can come and submit.

stacief said...

What a great job you all did! It looks fantastic! I don't have anything to link up, but just wanted to comment!

Megane said...

wow!! great job! it looks beautiful.

-Megane @

Anna said...

I love what you two did with the mudroom! It looks so clean,bright, and stylish!!! And you did it so inexpensively :) Perfect.
We need to get excited about house projects here. Soon!
Your link party will be fun. Since I'm such a non-cook, there are photos from me.

Restyled Home said...

It looks functional, cottagey, and beautiful!! Hats off to both of you for a very stylish, affordable makeover!

And it's so big!! Lucky you!


Erin said...

I love it! You have a wonderful size mudroom to work with.
The only space I have to work in a mudroom is in a room that is off the kitchen. We enter through it from the garage. It's technically the laundry room, but I'd like to make one wall storage. I'd like to do something with it soon, and you gave me some inspiration. Thank-you!

~Robin~ said...

Wow! Nice job! I dream of having a mudroom. Someday...

Tanya said...

Thanks so much everyone! I can't wait to do more projects this summer...

Late Bloomers said...

What is the upper wall color called, it's very nice!
I have a mudroom, but yours puts mine to shame!

Comeca Jones said...

I love it!

Jenny said...

Oh my gosh - every house needs a room like this! It should be as mandatory as a kitchen or a bathroom if you ask me (moreso if you have kids with lots of STUFF!). What a great space - I'm a smitten kitten. :-)

Kendall said...

That looks absolutely fabulous!! I feel like I'm looking at a magazine before and after :-)

Tanya said...

Thanks so much for the compliments everyone!

Erin @ 3 Meadow Lake Cottage said...

LOVE the makeover! It looks FABULOUS!!!
I'll link up a project, if you link up to mine too :)



Jenn said...

Beautiful! You did such a great job!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

You did a fantastic job~ your mudroom looks wonderful! I linked up my new farmhouse table- would love for you to come share at Feathered Nest Friday too! :) Following along.

Ty and Whitty said...

It looks absolutely beautiful! I found you through the whipperberry linky party. Come and say hi and follow I love visitors.

A mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW

Ty and Whitty said...

It looks absolutely beautiful! I found you through the whipperberry linky party. Come and say hi and follow I love visitors.

A mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW

debio said...

Tanya, your room was worth the wait! Lovely job, darling! Hey if you want hen and chicks, I will share!! Let me see what I can put together for you. :)

laura@imnotatrophywife.com said...

hi tanya- newest follower from tattertots and jello linky. I also joined your new linky party.
great job!


Tanya said...

Thanks everyone! I will be checking out the wonderful links asap!

Deb-that'd be awesome!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Just stopping back by to say thank you for sharing this at FNF :)

Mindie Hilton said...

I would love for you to share your room redo.

I would love for you to link it up to my party that is running now. Any linky goes.


Come strut your stuff.

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

Such a pretty and practical space! Love the soothing colors, and the placemats on the bench is a cool idea. Great job :)

ritajoy @harbourbreeze said...

You did a wonderful job! I love it all!

gussieblessedby3 said...

I love the mud room. I also love your blog. I have just started one, and I only have one post so far with a project I did. Thanks for sharing.