I’m baaaaaack with another round of the $100 Room Challenge and this time, it’s a mudroom makeover.
Incase you don’t know what the $100 Room Challenge is, let me tell you. My friend Erin over at Lemons, Lavender and Laundry got a group of us together to complete a space in four weeks on a $100 budget. Obviously, this is a small budget so these are more like facelifts than complete overhauls. I learned this the hard way when I chose my (way too far gone) bedroom to makeover in January. It took a ton of restraint not to throw the entire bank account at it, but it’s done and I love it. You can check that out by clicking here.
Let’s start by seeing what the mudroom area looked like a while back.
The Way Way Back Machine
Not terrible, but not great. That bench was a sofa table I cut down to turn into a bench. It was fine, but lacked something.
My newspaper taxidermy is still something I love, but it is finding it’s way to the game room instead of the secondary entry in the house. I shared how I made that bad boy a long time ago in this post. I bet you will be surprised what I used to make it.
The Way Back Machine
Once I was done with that bench, I made another bench for the space to try and make a better storage solution for our shoes. Here’s a tip. Shoe storage only works if your family USES IT!
So now here is where we are at, kinda.
I used the same faux shiplap treatment on these walls as I did in my bedroom. Why? Because I really do love the lines. But this time it is getting painted. I don’t love the wood tones against my Sharkey Gray paint color (By Martha Stewart) as much as I love it against my Elfin Sage in the bedroom.
I did this months ago and then never went back to the space to finish it. That is why I love these challenges, they get you to really assess the finishing touches that an area needs to look complete.
The mudroom is in the same space as our family room/playroom area so I want to keep the colors the same. That means blue accents, Sharkey Grey walls and some punches of orange.
1. Curtains. I need something to cover these doors at night. I’m hoping to find something that brings in some of the colors already in the space. I am liking these curtains from Target and they are on clearance for an unbelievable price.
Photo Courtesy of Target.com
2. New curtain rod. I need something strong enough to not need a center support. I would like the curtains to be pulled fully from one side to the other and a center support will interrupt that. I’m thinking of using a 1/2″ steel pipe.
4. I would like to add a box for gloves and hats under the bench. I have an old apple box I can use and maybe add some casters.
5. A new key holder would be nice. I have always loved the hotel style ones.
6. The trim needs to be painted white and I’m thinking of painting the door black. The door actually needs to be replaced completely but until we get around to doing that, I’m going to paint it and insulate it best I can. This entry from Little House of Four has a similar wall color and the white trim so I am confident it will look fantastic!
7. Paint the wall to match the rest of the room. Sharkey Gray by Martha Stewart is one of my favorite colors. It is a great combination of gray and beige. I used it on a buffet and on my walls.
Now let’s see how well I do on budget. Come by next Wednesday to see what progress I have made and what I have spent.
In the meantime, you can find all the other bloggers making over their spaces for $100 here!