{Mudroom} Complete!

Hey friends, and happy December! Ack — it’s already December!!?? But I have to say, I am excited for the week ahead…if only because I can’t wait to see our new Mudroom in action! It’s like the Heavens open every time I walk in….

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You hear the angels singing, don’t you?! The first miracle was completing this project in under a year a month. The second was I actually chose an accent color…on my own, and in a timely manner! Well, Emily’s door kind of made it easy for me. While I love the look of a painted door, I despise the chore of painting
them. And since this door sees so much action, I worried about the
doorknob area getting chipped. So I used my favorite pattern, the
stripe, and took the easy road by just painting the center of the door.

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I taped off the center stripe, then primed and painted it using SW Straightforward Green (four friggin’ coats!). Once the tape came off, I realized it needed a little more something-something…so back went more tape, primer and four friggin’ coats of paint, for the thin side stripes.

But it was worth it…I love the sporty spice of the stripe, combined with the preppy of the green. Some of you were pulling for a pink door, but let me remind you of our two doors that are already pink!

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Next up, we added the Ikea Hessum rug…it’s durable and flat-woven, so it’s easily cleaned after messy feet come stomping in…and also latex backed, so there’s no slipping or pad required. It also adds great warmth and texture…not to mention, another dose of stripe!

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I’m not a fan of the floors, but those shall stay as they are….for now.

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A series of large and small hooks work great for keeping all our daily bags ready to go.

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Mudroom

We’ve already had ‘the talk’ about stopping here every day after school to unload…no backpacks allowed beyond this point!

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The wall basket is perfect for holding smaller items like hats and gloves, and the extra basket keeps items I always forget when running out the the door, like sunscreen and bugspray.

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The labels are just printed off my computer and stuck to squares of scrap paper…so we’ll be able to change them with our needs or season.

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The hooks and basket are very sturdy, but don’t protrude from the wall much….a big requirement when turning a hallway into a mudroom!

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The other side holds the car and house keys. I don’t know about your family, but it seems we’re running late every single morning…so having everything in one spot is priceless!

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Mudroom

Chassity made the sweetest comment when she said, “You actually made a room out of a hallway!” I never thought twice about this plain hall in the back of the house…it certainly didn’t bring chips and dip to the party.

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But  now, not only is it a much-needed landing zone for our family, but it adds personality from both the Family Room,

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and coming in from the garage.

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There’s no question I’m smitten…now the true test begins of actually putting our new Mudroom to good use. So far we’ve kept the Command Center, Pantry and Gift Wrap Station in good shape, so I have high hopes for this space, too. Any tips???

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SOURCE LIST:
Wall boards: Home Depot
Wall color: Behr Ashes
Door stripe color: Sherwin Williams Straightforward Green (color matched with Behr)
Hooks: Lowes
Baskets: TJ Maxx
Pendant: Ikea Knappa
Runner: Ikea Hessum
Leopard Scarf on hook: JCrew Factory
Embroidered Fedora: made here

PROCESS POSTS:
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And even though I was fawning all over this hall all weekend, I still whipped out a sparkly, fun craft for tomorrow’s Christmas Cheer kick-off. So come on back, party people, and link up your Christmas crafts!

***Sharing this post over at Sarah’s faboo party!***

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45 Comments

  1. it looks awesome! i love the door! 🙂 i knew there was going to be some fun color brought in there somehow! 🙂

    Posted 12.3.12 Reply
  2. What a great, functional space! Love the striped door!

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  3. This looks so good! Adore the door! Such a great punch of color!

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  4. The door looks so great! What a fun space!

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  5. Vel Criste wrote:

    I love that door!!!!! Great job Cassie!

    BTW, I finally did my Advent Calendar thanks to YOU! Here is the link http://buhayatbahay.blogspot.com/2012/12/my-first-take-on-advent-calendar.html

    Please check it out if you have the time. I hope I did justice to you super cute project! Thanks again!

    Posted 12.3.12 Reply
  6. Very cool! You surprised me 🙂 It took me lots of coats of paint, too…

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  7. It looks GREAT!!!!!!! Love the green stripe and the rug!

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  8. Erin wrote:

    I love it! It's so simple yet functional. The green is definitely a "wow" factor!

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  9. Anonymous wrote:

    Love it! What do you do with shoes that get kicked off at the door?

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  10. Super fun! I knew you'd pull off something colorful and quirky.

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  11. Wendy wrote:

    Love it! Such a great use of space too! You are so talented… I seriously think you could make an outhouse look fab!

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  12. Love it! The preppy stripe is so fun. Chassity's right – you made something out of nothing!

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  13. Lili wrote:

    great job cassie! love the stripes and rug choice!

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  14. Love this! You did a great job. There's nothing like an organized drop zone to make you feel all zen and peaceful 😉

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  15. I'm so jealous!!!

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  16. This is gorgeous. I LOVE it! So creative.

    ~FringeGirl

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  17. Kelly wrote:

    It looks fantastic! I love the green striped door….and I think I need one of those wire basket thingies for our hats and mitts.

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  18. Cass! It all looks so fantastic. I love the use of the magazine rack for those hats, gloves, and hanging the sunglasses. And of course I love the stripes on the door!

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  19. Cassie, that looks great. J'adore the pendant light and the view from into your adjoining rooms is great. I also love the way you utilized the magazine rack. Awesome! xo Kristin

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  20. What a fun, functional space! Love the wire magazine rack to hold hats, gloves, etc. ~ such a great idea!

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  21. This looks fabulous! Now you can bask in the organization!

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  22. LOVE this. The green color is so gorgeous, and you just can't go wrong with stripes! 😉 Plus, that light fixture = incredible! You did an amazing job.

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  23. Girl, you are so brilliant! And that color green is on my favorite list! Beautiful! I just love that you made a room out of a hall, it takes a lot of creative thinking to do that and you ROCKED it!! Of course, the hooks and baskets give me happy tingles as well!

    xo,
    Jen

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  24. sfitzg2 wrote:

    Looks great!!

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  25. Hannah wrote:
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  26. Megan C wrote:

    Looks great! Love the organization.

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  27. Anonymous wrote:

    Love the color of green you chose! I'll bet you're loving the organization!! <3

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  28. Lovin the striped door!

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  29. The door is a great pop of green, and I LOVE that light fixture! We tried to buy it for our nursery, but IKEA was sold out:(

    Posted 12.4.12 Reply
  30. Love your mudroom and your bag hanging up on the hook is terrific!

    I wanted to thank you for your really nice comment on my Union Jack Trunk that was featured on Thrifty Decor Chick. I'm still really new at blogging (only started last month) so I'm beyond excited when experienced, talented bloggers like my stuff!

    Julie
    renew-create-restore.blogspot.ca

    Posted 12.4.12 Reply
  31. Ahh! I LOVE what you did with the door! That looks absolutely amazing!

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  32. Megan wrote:

    The green gives the space a great energy- love how you painted a stripe. And I'm crazy for the little labels too.

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  33. emily wrote:

    Everything is perfect! That green is amazing! I saw that rug at Ikea last week and thought it was awesome — it's just made for that space! Well done!

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  34. That door is a stunna'! It's preppy fresh meets fantastically awesome!

    The whole space look great! I bet it will save you lots of time on busy mornings!!

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  35. Tiffany wrote:

    I adore that door! Is that too rhymey? Whatever, your mud room is fantastic.

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  36. What a huge difference!! I love the pop of green, it looks awesome, Cassie.

    p.s. I have to tell you that video on your sidebar scares the shite outta me every time I come to your blog!!

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  37. Anna S. wrote:

    New to your blog via IHeart….Loving everything! Beautiful!!

    PS. I am slowing kicking the '70's out of our house, so all the inspiration is wonderful 🙂

    Posted 12.6.12 Reply
  38. Ooh!! It looks great, Cassie! I bet y'all will use the heck out of those hooks!

    I wish my house had a spot like this. I've thought about just cannibalizing part of a wall to make a "mudwall." That's legit, right?!

    Posted 12.6.12 Reply
  39. Anne wrote:

    That door is epic. Love, love, love.
    -Anne
    http://www.hammer-and-heels.com

    Posted 12.7.12 Reply
  40. Rachel O. wrote:

    Mudroom hall – that's genius! I wish I had even a hallway by a door to do something like that. I love mudrooms. You did a fabulous job with this!

    Posted 1.7.13 Reply
  41. Love it! I have a hallway too…instead of a true mudroom. Thanks for the inspiration! Have a great week.
    Leslie
    House on the Way

    Posted 1.9.13 Reply
  42. Totally sporty spice:) And you were ahead of the pantone emerald green trend, way to go!

    Jessica

    Posted 2.27.13 Reply
  43. LOVE that green stripe! So creative! Makes me want to work on my mud room…

    Posted 8.12.13 Reply
  44. Hi Cassie, I realize this post was like 3 years ago, but as I was reading through I saw that light and had to ask. Did this light fixture give off a good amount of light? I am WANTING one for my girls shared room but, all the ones at Lowes had mood lights in them. It is impossible to tell anything about a light in their gallery 😕
    Anyway…. if you happen to read this and have time to answer I'd be very appreciative!!

    Posted 11.3.15 Reply
    • Hi Rebekah! We no longer live in that house, so I can't go double check ;), but I don't recall the hallway being dark….it gave off plenty of light. That said, it was also a small space! But I think it would be a fun addition to your girls rooms, and if you needed more light, you could add lamps. 🙂 xo Hope this helps!

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