Thursday, November 9, 2017

One Room Challenge: Mudroom Makeover - BONUS WEEK

Actually this is week 6, but its not the reveal week that week 6 typically is, because Linda from Calling it Home gave the participants an extra week!  You can read more about that here.

Also, Welcome back!!! 
If you'd like to catch up and see "before" shots of the space I am making over and my design plans be sure to click on the previous weeks listed below.

Last week I felt really behind.

And guess what I still feel that way, ha!

But I have made progress.

 First I painted the ceiling white, it used to be gray, for some reason my kids and EVEN my husband didn't notice that day when I had painted it... was it worth it? Maybe, I sure hope so! Even though that ceiling is small it took me way longer than it should have because, you know, kids :)

Then my WONDERFUL husband (he always has some reason to hate the new light fixtures while he's installing them and i'm so happy he does them for me still) got the light fixture up. This picture is not good at all for showing it off, but I LOVE it. It looks so much better then our builder basic flush mount.

Then after multiple days of painting, I finally finished the built in and the shiplap!
I also grabbed a few more basket options at our local Target... but decide to return them.
I just still love the original 2 baskets. The black plastic woven one looked and fit well, however I worried with daily wear from my kids pulling out and cramming it into the built in if it would hold up for very long. So the next day I brought it back and also purchased a few things form the new Magnolia, Hearth and Hand line at Target! LOVE IT ALL!

Unfortunately our Target wasn't well stocked and sold out of most of what I was hoping to try for this room, but I did get a couple of great accessories. You'll see them next week.

I was excited to get started on the Wallpaper and then remembered that I needed to stain the bench first.

Here is the before, which is so pretty!

And the after... hmmm, my goal was to match it the best I could to this mirror on the floor that will be in the room, and I think I did alright.  However now I am regretting not just leaving it natural and putting a clear coat on it.

Thankfully the next day I liked it a little better (sorry for all of the night pictures, its just the only real time I can make good progress on the room, when the kiddos are asleep)


If I have time to make one, i'm putting a cushion on the bench so It doesn't really matter too much.  But you will still see the front edge of the bench.

 Then last night we started hanging the wallpaper! Which by the way, is NOT a peel and stick like I wanted and was told. Its a "peel-able" prepasted wallpaper. So wish me luck while I finish it today. I thought it wouldn't be too bad to hang but It is definitely not as easy as putting a sticker on the wall. Hopefully I won't mess it up too bad.

So that is where we are now. Hopefully I made the right decision on the paper, so far i'm really liking it. Except for the hanging part. :) 

Make sure you come back next Thursday to see the finished reveal. I can't believe how close it is! Its all so exciting and scary at the same time. Will we finish our mudroom? I sure hope so since we all can't wait to use it.

Click here if you want to follow along with my fellow guest participants. 
And click here if you'd like any sneak peeks of our space before its done.


  1. great job on the bench and that blue on the wallpaper looks beautiful along with the white shiplap walls! looking forward to Week 7!

    1. Thank you! I'm happy you like the bench, I'm liking the stain more and more, especially now that the wallpaper is up.

  2. I love the warmth the blue textured paper adds to the space - I say great choice! Good luck with the hanging and looking forward to week 7 when we can all take a collective sigh of relief!

    1. Thanks! And yes, can't wait for that sigh of relief next week!

  3. Love the wallpaper mixed with the shiplap! It totally transforms the space into something very unique

    1. thank you. You are right, I can't believe how much the wallpaper has changed the whole room!

  4. It's looking soooooo good. Good luck with the wallpaper! You'll be so happy once it's done.

    1. Thank you! And thanks for that reminder because this little room is taking me forever to wallpaper, i'm STILL not done.

  5. I love that wallpaper! Such a pretty shade of blue - can't wait to see the big reveal!

    1. Thank you! It's so close to being done, I cant wait!