The mudroom makeover came with plenty of surprises but I absolutely love the end result! Last year I had painted the old linoleum floors when I finished our laundry room makeover, but nothing else had been touched. Here is what the mudroom looked like 5 weeks ago:
And here is that same view of the mudroom today!
Before this makeover, the mudroom was a disorganized drop zone for all of our items. The architecture of our home includes many cottage-style elements including a sloping cedar-shingled roof, large bay window, and carriage door entrance on the front of the house. The goal was to add more function to this room while pulling in the cottage-style elements already found within our home.
You can see the mudroom from our kitchen, so it was important to create a design that would compliment the colors and design scheme in our kitchen.
If you are new to my blog, welcome! You might enjoy these other room transformations in our home:
- Our Kitchen Renovation | Before and After
- Modern Dining Room Transformation
- Master Bedroom Reveal | Before and After
- Boys Bedroom Makeover
- Budget-Friendly Laundry Room Transformation
Cottage Style Mudroom Makeover
I decided to add a tongue and groove planked wall to bring in that cottage-y architectural element. The kitchen backsplash is also planked, which gave a more cohesive look to the two rooms.
For paint, I chose Svelte Sage by Sherwin Williams to apply to the plank treatment, trim, and doors. This muddy green worked really well with the dark gray backsplash in our kitchen. I also wanted to add a fun wallpaper design above the planked wall and this simple floral print was perfect for the look I was going for.
The tongue and groove planks went up pretty easily and since this room has 8 doors, there wasn’t that much wall to add the planking. If you followed this project from the beginning, you know that I ran into all sorts of issues with the paint! In all of my years of DIY, I have never run into the issue of painting over oil-based paint! Luckily, I have really helpful Sherwin Williams reps who helped me remedy the situation and fix the peeling paint.
You can read all about my painting debacle and how I fixed the chipping paint in this detailed blog post.
Here is another view of the mudroom (and all of its doors) before we installed the planked wall:
And here is that same view after!
Earlier I mentioned that this room is a drop zone for all of our items at the end of the day. When we first moved in, I put a small bench with shelves in the corner and it always looked terrible. I organized both of the large closets and added lower hooks to the back of the closet for my kids to hang their coats. I also added a basket for them to toss their shoes. At the end of the day, I love that I can now close the doors and hide the mess!
Here is that mudroom corner piled high with junk:
And here it is after the makeover.
The original plan was to add shaker pegs to this corner of the room. Unfortunately, we forgot to attach the shaker pegs before adding the top rail. On to plan B! I found these adorable brass hooks at Menard’s and knew they were perfect for our home. We have two labradors who love pheasant hunting, so these two hooks just worked!
Here is another angle of the mudroom right before we started the plank wall. I am so grateful for the amount of space we had in our mudroom, it just needed a little something extra.
This after image makes me so happy! I added a small basket to one of the hooks to hold our keys, gloves, and even sunglasses. The brass hooks are now the “mom and dad” hooks and our kids get the closet! I still have plans to add more organization to our closets, but for now, this is perfect!
This mudroom makeover was so fun for me to tackle! I was able to tackle new DIY projects, experiment with a fun design style, and complete a beautiful makeover on a budget! The three biggest game-changers for this space are the planked walls, paint, and wallpaper. All in, we updated this space for under $500.
- Wall Color: Svelte Sage by Sherwin Williams, satin
- Brass Hooks
- Light Fixture
- Floor Paint Tutorial & Materials
- Hanging Basket