Saturday, May 19, 2012

Magical Mud Room Makeover

Magical Mudroom Makeover

Ever have a room in your house that you look at for years wondering what to do with it?  My mud room has both baffled and tormented me for nearly six years. It was never finished and isn't even connected to the house, well, only at the roof.  The inner walls are plywood and even they aren't completely finished.  

My inclination was always to have it torn down and have a "real" front porch built - some day.  Well I got tired of waiting as you all know me to do and I decided to just do "something".  So I got out the white wash and painted, and painted, and painted.  Things always look better painted.

My biggest dilemma was the inside of those round windows you all like.  Well on the inside they are just a square piece of glass against a cut out round hole and you could see the glue.  I am not that handy with the jigsaw for an inner piece,  so I decided to just paint the glass!  

BEFORE
First coat on glass

AFTER


So here is the dreaded plywood before the paint (above).

Floor before

Floor before
As well as the floor before.  Now don't gasp at painting the floor - it's just wood, and old crappy looking wood at that - but - look at those interesting diagonal boards...

After

After
Perfect for a white wash!

So here is the finished look with added decor I already had (below).




There are still a few other things I want to do - that you can't see in these photos, but for the most part I am happy with how it turned out, considering what I started with!

6 comments:

  1. Fantastic job, Jeni!!! It's like Martha Stewart came to your home and gave it a cottage chic makeover. I absolutely adore it! You should be really proud of your incredible results. Great photos too! :-) Jennifer

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    1. Thanks Jennifer!! I think Sunset magazine is on the phone... ;)

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  2. Fantastic job!!! You have made it look so nice. I love the diagonal board floor. So nice!!

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  3. Who would've thought to paint the glass??? that is so innovative. I just love your style and your lifestyle..lol..I love the diagonal planks too! Awesomeness, pure awesomeness!

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    1. Thank you Crystal! Your blog inspires me to do these kinds of things!! :)

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