Wednesday, November 1, 2017

One Room Challenge - Mudroom Makeover Week 5

Here we are at week 5 of the #oneroomchallenge. Just a quick reminder that we have Linda from Calling It Home who is hosting and responsible for this fabulous biannual event! And @housebeautiful is her media partner. I've been loving all of the participants that I have been able to check out so far. Definitely have chosen a few favorites to follow. You can check out the other guest participants, like me, here. And the 20 sponsored participants here.

If this is your first time stopping in, click on these links to get caught up on the previous weeks.

week 1 /  week 2 /  week 3 / week 4 

As you may have guessed this week was not as productive (hopefully I'm not the only one) as I had hoped. My Husband left town for more than half of the week and with Halloween prep and Halloween day with having young children I was pretty busy and wasn't able to finish my "to do" list for the mudroom. 

I do have a little progress that i'm excited to show you though.


  Right before my husband left he was able to help me get the shiplap up.

  Thankfully this didn't take too long, in fact we did it in about an hour, after the kids were in bed. We do need to get that last skinnier piece up top. We just need to shave a little off the top in the corner where the drywall mud is thicker.

  And since my husband left town I just moved forward without it. hopefully we'll get it up tomorrow. My sister came over one morning and helped me with the baby while I prepped for painting, definitely did not anticipate the sanding and clean up and then taping off the floor and bench to take as long as it did. By the way THANK YOU SIS! 

  It was so nice to start painting later that day during  nap time. Of course I've only got the primer up. but I'm hoping to get the first coat of paint up tomorrow! ... And nap time doesn't last too long, my worst sleeper happens to also be my adorable helper. 

  Another exciting update is I got my new light fixture!!!

  I ended up switching from the light I had in my mood board to this one. I still love the other light a lot but was getting mixed reviews, especially from my husband, so I decided to find a few other great contenders and this is the one we settled on. I can't wait to get it up! (by the way this flush mount comes in black and chrome, its making a come back people - you should check them out they are pretty cool).

  Still hunting for the right baskets or a handle swap solution on that top basket? ... these two are both looking so good against the white primer. 

  Hopefully this time next week i'll be done with paint and finally get my wallpaper up!

Thank you everyone for all of your support and please come back next week to see where I'm at, hopefully much much closer to the finish line since this challenge is almost over! Wish me luck, I seriously need it.


  1. It's looking so good! I love the light fixture and the texture from the baskets.

    1. Thank you Erin! I just wish that blue basket was a little shorter or the handle would hang down :(

  2. It's looking great! I only got to primer this week, too. Le sigh. But top coat soon! I like your light choice. It's all going to look so good.

    1. Thank you! I sure hope I can get to my top coat soon, like you said in your post, caulking always takes longer than I plan for.

  3. Suzanne,

    Love the texture from the shiplap and your new lighting choice is gorgeous!!!