Feb 10, 2010

Mudroom Before and After

I've been taking a ton of pictures while we do this whole house renovation thing and since things are really starting to feel 'finished' in a few places I thought I'd share a few photos.

First up, the front door and entryway/mudroom.

We started with a nice white door and royal blue window panes.

Not terrible, but certainly not what I had in mind.

Ahhhh, much better.

~Keep in mind, many of these pictures were taken a while ago, which is my excuse for pumpkins being on the front porch!~

When we open the door you'll find many, many changes.

First I'll show you a bit of the floor as it used to be.

You'll notice the carpet. Ewwwwww. Imagine the water and mud and dirt and everything else that was in that carpet. Yuck.

This is the only photo I have of the floor 'before' because it was one of the very first things I tore out.

We decided to go with a dark but neutral tile that we found at Home Depot.

I love it. We (and by we I mean my super talented cousin Elana) laid the tile in an offset pattern and I really love that it's a little different than what most people do.

The wall of the mudroom were covered in a plastic-ish something that did NOT want to come off.

And there were hooks everywhere. Functional? Yes. Functional and beautiful? Not quite.

So I pulled off the hooks and shelves....

.... and patched the walls for paint.

And my favorite part of the 'before'?

The yellow/brown/orange window leading from the mudroom to the main part of the house.

Gorgeous isn't she?

So the steps went as followed:
- Replace carpet with tile flooring
- Remove hooks and shelves and patch walls
- Paint
- Add beadboard (on top of blue-ish stuff cause it won't come off)
- Remove brownish/yellow/orange window
- Enlisted Kaelen (awesome brother) to make a built in 'locker' system
- Decorate!!!

Here are some of the 'afters'!!!

I love how it all turned out.

What do you think?
I'm linking this to some of my favorite sites!!!


Amy said...

Wow! When are you coming to Utah again so you can help me with some ideas for my house?

Kara said...

Looks so much better now! Great work! I love it all.

Teija said...

I love it! It's so satisfying making things look a whole lot better than before! I love having projects to do.

Lynn said...


Now THAT is totally what I envision a mud room to look like. Now all I need to do is to get me a mud room. LOL!

I will certainly call on you for advice when that happens. Love it!!!

Lauri said...

Yeah. THAT'S how it was supposed to be. Love it.

Anonymous said...

Karli would you share that beautiful green paint name??? I love it!

Karli said...

Caroly, the paint is from Benjamin Moore and it's called Mountain Moss.

Karli said...

Sorry Carolyn... of course I meant Carolyn, not Caroly. :)

The DIY Show Off said...

Holy cow! What a difference! It's gorgeous! You did a fantastic job! I love it! :) I'm a little late but wanted to say thanks for linking to the Show & Tell party!


Cheryl said...

Popped over from the DIY showoff. You all did a fabulous job with the mudroom. What a transformation. I am loving the unit with all the cubbies and hooks for coats. Very cool. I also love how the floor looks as well.

Emily said...

snow + pumpkins!? eek.

LOVE LOVE LOVE the mudroom!

Amanda said...

I love it Karli! You are so talented!

Christal said...

I love it that is beautiful you are so good at these things!!


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