Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Mudroom Final Reveal


Well it was nearly 3 years in the making, but I am pleased to announce that the B family now has a beautifully adorned & functional mudroom. The lengthy struggle came to an end when "pinspiration" struck. Once I scrolled upon this image on Pinterest, I set to work brainstorming ways to go about recreating it.

It all boiled down to two keys:
  • Treating this narrow space as a corridor rather than a room 
  • Minimal accessories that are just as functional as they are pretty
By using trim to mimicking the look of cubbies on the wall the width of the room wouldn't decrease…something that was critical if the space was to function more like a hallway rather than a room.  (As a side note, the room's colors match the inspiration very closely. But without any source of natural light, it is a pain to photograph this space.)



Hubby & my Dad created the board and batten walls out of inexpensive furrowing strips and added coat hooks I painted ORB. For a total cost of less than $30.00 I was able to achieve the functionality and style of my original inspiration photo tailored for my space & budget.



To improve flow, I also removed the door to the former coat closet & Hubby hung our Ikea shoes cubbies inside. The bins above hold items I deemed "must haves" and are organized by category. 
I tossed around the idea of adding vinyl numbers to the cubby fronts, but in the end opted against it. I liked the neatness of the pure black. Plus I thought that visually the numbers might compete with the  family mission statement I hung over the laundry sink.





To bring the rest of the room out of the 80's, the formerly oak cabinets received a coat of gray paint (BM Eagle Rock) along with the door leading to the garage. For a little bling and to bring some femininity to the space, the cabinet knobs are a delicate mercury glass-like finish. They still make me smile every time I walk in the house. They are the pearls of the room (and you all know how much this girl loves her pearls).



The chandelier was purchased for Bear's nursery and arrived with a bent frame from shipping damage. The company sent a replacement (now in Bear's room) and told us to keep the damaged fixture. We did our best to straighten out the frame & figured for the price it was perfect. I originally toyed with the idea of attaching oyster shells to the frame in one way or another, but didn't care for the results. 


On the far wall, the magazine sorter holds Belle & Peanut's school work along with library books. The sunburst mirror above it hangs at the perfect height for a quick hair and makeup check before heading out the door. And on a design note, it has a patina effect on the glass that ties in perfectly with the cabinet knobs.



Now it is your turn. Tell me, have you struggled with the layout of a room in your house? We're you struck by "pinspiration"? I'd love to hear your story. Oh and check back tomorrow for the big front door reveal…I am in love with my house all over again folks!

See the utter disaster this room was and read all about my first failed makeover here and the second here.

Linking Up to:
Thrify Decor Chick Before & After Party
Cedar Hill Ranch's Scoop
DIY by Design
Pinterest Spring Challenge @ Bower Power & YHL
Wow Us Wednesday
Pinterest Power @ Dixie Delights
Tips & Tutorials @ StoneGable
Open House Party@ No Minimalist Here

22 comments:

  1. It looks amazing!! I love every detail and I think that light fixture is perfect. How lucky!

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    1. I was hoping for something a little less modern, but once Hubby hung it the look started to grow on me…especially for the price.

      XX
      Amelia

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  2. Looks clean and fresh. Good job!
    Dina

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    1. Yes that is exactly how to describe it & thankfully it stays that way most days:)
      Amelia

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  3. Your mudroom is gorgeous. Love the floors and the board and batten is perfect. I would love for you to link this to my Inspire Me Tuesday party that is ongoing.
    http://www.astrollthrulife.net/2013/05/163rd-inspire-me-tuesday.html
    Hugs, Marty

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    1. Thanks Marty! I'll have to check it out.

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  4. I am so jealous, your mudroom looks great. I have the tiniest entrances ever and it never looks nice. I daydream about large mud rooms with lots of storage and a half bath for cleanup. Ahhhh.
    Lindsay
    Thegigsdigs.blogspot.ca

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    1. Lindsay,

      Our old house didn't have a mudroom so I feel your pain! Thanks for stopping over:)

      Amelia

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  5. Oh yes, much, much better. I looked back at your two previous posts and I really like the way this room ended up. It looks amazing! Thanks for the inspiration. I have a laundry/pantry to redo. This gives me hope! :o) Now following.
    Cecilia
    thebfarm.blogspot.com

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    1. So happy to have you as a follower Cecilia!!!
      XXX
      Amelia

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  6. Such a pretty space! Nice job!
    -Shelley

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  7. This looks great! I especially love the gray cabinets.

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    1. They make such a huge difference in the space. Thanks for the sweet comment.

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  8. Looks great! Thanks for linking up at the Pinterest Power Party - we're featuring it in tomorrow's party! Hope you'll come back and link up again - and grab a button for being featured!

    Happy Tuesday!
    Danielle
    SewMuchCrafting.com

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    1. Completely honored to be featured!
      Thanks so much.

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  9. Hi Amelia, I chose you for the Pinterest Power Party feature tonight and will share on my blog tomorrow!! I love every inch of it :-) xo

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    1. Amanda-
      So excited for the feature…thank you so very much!
      xx
      Amelia

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  10. Just read about your laundry room saga... Thanks for stopping in on my page to tell me about it. You give me hope that I will be able to get our laundry room functional. It is such a hot mess and I am paralyzed at this point on what to do for it! This room looks so sophisticated, and is absolutely perfection!

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Thanks so much for taking a minute to share your thoughts with me! I love reading each of them. Have a great one.