The Mudroom is Done!

posted on: Monday, April 28, 2014

So about that mudroom...yeah. This may be the most hype leading up to the most boring room reveal ever. But here it is, finally. All five of the changes we made to the place ;) The painting and fixing up really didn't take all that long, it was the silly bench fabric I ordered from Spoonflower that took forever. Spoonflower lets you design your own custom fabric if you aren't familiar with the site, which is really cool. Until it takes 6 weeks to show up, then you're just kicking yourself for not ordering a ready made and being done with this shiz already. Oh well, you live and you learn.  

In case you forgot, this was the mudroom/back entry before...

The whole before post can be found here if you were wanting a more thorough recap of where we were coming from. In short, we ripped out the stair runner, painted the walls, ceiling and trim, added a bench with custom cover, removed the door draperies and added some art/rugs. Oh, and probably most importantly we replaced both of the outdated light fixtures that were down here with pretty new ones. Nothing major, but a world of difference in terms of the look and feel of the space. It just feels so much more me. And that makes me happy. So, without further ado, the after... (by the way because of the size and shape of this area it's pretty much impossible to photograph so bear with me)

After looking just about everywhere I actually found this bench at Target of all places and it is the perfect size. It fits like a glove right into this little nook. It came with the cushion but the cover on it was just a generic solid beige. I figured since we weren't adding much to this space to begin with, the bench seat was a good place to add in a little pattern and excitement. Inspired by this gorgeous Hygge and West wall covering that costs approximately a million dollars a roll, I created a similar pattern on Spoonflower and made my own fabric. I love how the cute little crescent moon design came out and the darker background should help hide dirt down the road. 

Source List: Wall color, Farrow & Ball hague blue. Trim and ceiling color, Benjamin Moore, OC-17 white dove.  Bench and rugs from Target. Schoolhouse style light fixture (I actually ordered from ebay).  Minka Lavery flush mount fixture (I actually ordered through work). "Overgrown" print from Clare Elsa Esser and framed by me.  "Peony Study" print from Pencilbox shop (out of Dayton, Ohio!) and framed by me. 


  1. This looks beautiful (not boring) to me! Unrelated... Are you up for hire to come decorate/update my home? :)

    1. Thank you! And absolutely, I do freelance stuff all the time!


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