Monday, June 27, 2011

Mud Room Transformation

Last week Rob and Tyler went on a scout camp out for 5 days. So I decided to remodel the Mudroom while they were gone.

My mudroom is just off of the garage. It has always been a catchall for piles of coats, papers, boots, school work and various kitchen overflow. Now that I have remodeled the kitchen (blog post coming soon) I do not have to place any items from the kitchen into the mudroom. Here are some before shots:

>A few years ago I had the idea of making one entire wall a magnet board. It was OK for a while, but I found that we really never used the magnet board in the mudroom to it's full potential. So I removed the huge piece of sheet metal, patched the holes in the walls, repainted the room with Behr Premium Paint in Parisian Taupe. Then I patched and sanded the shelves in the mudroom and painted the shelves and the doors and trim in Behr Decorator White.

I had wanted to put doors covering the shelves in the mudroom, but since I have spent all of my budget on my kitchen remodel, I opted to hang a shower curtain over the shelves instead. I think it turned out pretty and practical.

The entire cost for this project was $20. I only had to purchase a new shower curtain rod and curtain hooks. I had leftover paint from the kitchen remodel.

I finished this project all by myself at 1:30 am the night before Rob and Tyler returned from their camp out.

What do you think of the completed project? Here are the after photos (These photos were taken with my phone. I really need to get a nice camera)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Sneak Peak

The total remodel is in the ending phases....We are just finishing the baseboards, and the last few pieces of the Brazilian Cherry Hardwood Floor. We lived without a kitchen for over three weeks. That got old quite quickly.

I will be blogging several times to show the different rooms since the remodel.

Our two story entry features a large shelf area that I have never been satisfied with. We painted the part of the wall that juts out a darker color called Sandstone. It turned out really nice and compliments the Parisian Taupe that is the main color of the first floor. Everything on the shelf was purchased from yard sales or my favorite thrift store: Deseret Industries.

Here is a sneak peak of the first completed element of the transformation.

I am so excited to be finished with this project. Every night and every weekend has been filled with work, bruised knees, blisters and slivers. But it will all be worth it in the end.

Next week, I will reveal the completed living room.