Monday, June 1, 2009

My New Mudroom!

Look.  I’m the first to jump on a DIY project, but there are times when it’s just better to have someone else do it.  We paid more than we wanted to, but it was sooo worth it!  You ready for a tour?  Come on in!

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Before we go any further, let me remind you of what this space looked like before.

IMG_2393 What was I so afraid of when we built this place?  GoodNESS!  All that dead space (you know how I feel about dead space) is now filled with hooks, cubbies, drawers, and cabinets.  Makes my heart skip a beat!

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I’ve still got some finishing touches to add that I’ll post about when ready.  However, I’ll be back later this week to talk about this little lady.  She’s my new best friend.

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88 comments:

~Amy said...

Ohhh...I am SO jealous! I LOVE it!! I can't wait to see all your finishing touches! Thanks for sharing!!

Blessings...
Amy

Katy said...

Wowzers! It looks fabulous!!

MissBliss said...

gorgeous!!! beautiful and functional... i love those combinations... ;)

Clean and Classic Interiors said...

I'm so jealous! Just gorgeous!. Way to treat yourself!

Amber said...

Oh.my.gawd.becky.

Seriously, it is SOOO amazing chris! I la-la-love it!

So jealous.

Kristen said...

OOOOHHHHH!!! That is one nice mudless mud room! I likey!

Cherie said...

I am new to your blog and I am already feeling that BIG GrEeN Monster creeping up.

This is SO cute - You are talented!!

Victoria@WhimsybyVictoria said...

Love it!! I want a mudroom so bad! I am making my husband help me build something like that in our garage so we have something to contain the shoes, coats, backpacks...you know! I am sure you are so happy!! Can't wait to see what more you add. I left a comment on your giveaway I think I might have been 300 and something lol. Anyways I wanted to make sure you knew about my first great giveaway! Simple to enter. Would love to have you visit. It ends on the 3rd. Have a great week!!

Hugs,
Victoria

AJ said...

So jealous!! Looks awesome! And that lamp...I've been wanting one like that for.ev.er!!!!

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

Looks fantastic!

Lindsey said...

Just Beautiful! I love reading your blog, it's very inspiring!
~Lindsey

Brittany said...

Looks so great! I can't wait until we have a home with a mudroom!

Jessica said...

I am green!!!!!!!!!!

MaryRC said...

wow! so very nice. we dont believe in mudrooms here in the desert, but i want one. think i can hose down some dirt in the back yard and convince my husband we need a mud room?

Lil' Woman said...

That looks fantastic! :)
Great job girl!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Ooooh. Purty, purty, purty, efficient and.....purty!

ugagirl30 said...

Amazing!!! Glad you got what you wanted....I wish I had a mudroom to redo now!

Jodee Leader said...

Holy moly! That turned out great! I love it!

Tiffany said...

OH I love it!

Astrid said...

OMG! Those lockers are just AWESOME! Did you have a carpenter build them for you?

Beth said...

It turned out beautiful! By the way, you're mentioned (and copied) in my blog today.

Jessica said...

I LOVE it! Looks wonderful! I want something like that so badly, but our entryway just isn't the right fit for it I don't believe. It's so long and narrow.

Kelli said...

I'm in love and so jealous. It is a beautiful space and I'm thinking of all the possibilities. Enjoy!

Dream Mom said...

Oh my gosh, I just LOVE this! It is so beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

southerninspiration said...

AMAZING!!!! That looks totally fabulous!

Suzanne

Alissa said...

I love your mud room. I was wondering where you got your lamp from, I have been looking for one like that.

April said...

NOw this is a mud room to be proud of girl! i know it sucks to pay for someone to do the extra projects but you could not have achieved this look with shelves you just buy and place there. It looks very solid and classic. oh and i'm drooling over the lamp and table accessories!

Hillcrest Acres said...

Love It!!! Oh how I want a space like yours with cubbies.

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

The new mudroom is DIVINE! Can't wait to see it all gussied up with pretty stuff! Oh, and p.s....I'm trying REAL hard not to be completely jealous. I love me some pretty storage!

~Amanda

To The Moon and Back said...

Oh Chris, this looks amazing. I wish I had a mudroom!

Laretha said...

BEA.U.TI.FUL!!!!

A Touch of Country said...

How lovely! You can definitely stay organized with this beauty!

Lipstick and Laundry ~Jen said...

I am super jealous... Your shelving unit turned out AMAZING...

Misty said...

I love that bench with cabinets, drawers, and cubbies!!!!!!!!!!! Was it totally custom built or did you buy it anywhere? So great!

julie & joe said...

It's beautiful! I wish I had a mudroom. I guess people didn't track in dirt in the 1930's when my house was built.

Mom Taxi Julie said...

I love that cabinet! I take it you had it custom made?

Domestic Diva....NOT said...

Ooooh I love it! So pretty :)

Ashley said...

I love it!!! Congratulations on your new mudroom!!!

writing4612 said...

It's beautiful!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

I cannot get over the transformation! I remember the post where you showed all sorts of inspiration pix for your mudroom. Yours is a winner!!! And entering the mudroom by way of that gorgeous black door is just the cherry on top!
I still don't see your name on the list for the Mr.Pumpkin-on-a-box. Don't forget to sign up! : )

Kari said...

That is awesome! I'm so jealous. We have four school-aged kids, so I would be thrilled to have cubbies to store all their stuff. Thanks for sharing pics.

Jennspiration said...

So, did your hubby build this? I remember reading somewhere on your blog that he is quite handy. Whoever built it, did a fantastic job!

Jenny said...

It's beautiful! I love it!

Momma to Bug said...

Wow, it's beautiful! Have fun adding the final details :-)

-Desiree

Marla said...

I am unbelievably jealous of your new cubbies, drawers, and hooks!

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

The cubbies are great. It made the area much more functional.

Pink Stitches said...

Oh my - I want a house like yours! Or can you come and decorate mine :O)

It's Always Something Around Here said...

OH I love it!!!

I don't know how I lived without a mud room before we remodeled and added one.

Suzanne said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE it and it totally puts my mudroom to shame! Chris, it is simply fabulous and you totally deserve it!!!

Farmgirl Paints said...

Perfect! I'm so gonna copy cat your garage entry. Can you tell me what color you painted the garage walls? I'm just curious. I'll let you know when it's done. I've already ordered the numbers from Wonderfully Wordy:)

Mandi said...

It is fantastic! I remember that post you did a long time ago about different "inspiration" mudrooms that you had found and loved. Now yours is just as great! Way to go Chris, they really do look perfect!

Mindy said...

WOW-WEEEEE!

dotti white said...

I love the mudroom, but if it were me, I definitely wouldn't want mud in that gorgeous spot! Very nicely done! Thanks for sharing!

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

I'm giving you a virtual High-Five! Wow, is that not gorgeously awesomely organizedly wonderful!!!!

The Graves' House said...

it's stunning!!!

Paige said...

So beautiful! Enjoy your new space.

Melissa said...

Ooooh! This is awesome and I'm suddenly seeing something like this in my own future!

Many Blessings,
M.

Shawn/Lifeatbuttercupfarm said...

Making a space functional and BEAUTIOUS is perfect. You created a TON of additional storage space on that itty bitty wall...good job.

Centsational Girl said...

Great use of space, I an love your lady friend. Tell us all about her. :-)

Kate

My name is PJ. said...

NIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIICE!!!!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Chris, it looks fantastic! Great way to use that space.

Lisa said...

Way cute! Great re-do!

Jessica said...

I love it! It looks so fresh and clean!!

Kristen, The Pajama Mama said...

Hey girl, just thought I'd let you know I linked your indiana jones birthday party post to my post today on birthday party ideas.
i want to see you mudroom all filled in-show us what it will really look like when your family muds it up! :)
-kristen

Nissa said...

It looks fabulous! I'm very jealous ;)

Heidi said...

Wow that looks amazing! That is my style exactly!

Richella said...

My heart's skipping beats right along with yours. How wonderful. Congratulations! And you're right: sometimes it pays just to get it done professionally. Thank you for the inspiration!

debra said...

Oh My! That looks FABULOUS! Enjoy it!

Wanda said...

Simply stunning! A great way to use your space! SOOOO Inspiring!

tiffany lighting said...

Wow that looks awesome. I am so jealous of your little cubbies.

Karen said...

Awesome!!!! I just love it. Can't wait to see what else you do. Also love that lamp. I want a couple for my master bedroom.

Anna See said...

So beautiful-- I'm drooling. My house opens directly into my kitchen. I'm dreaming of a mudroom!

Kathy said...

I LOVE your mudroom. Love the numbers on the door. Love the lamp LOVE table....BUT after seeing Amber's comment there is no longer awe or beauty or inspiration in my head..NOPE. Now there is just THAT song. I CANT GET IT OUT!!!

Julie said...

I heart your mud room! I just keep coming back to look at it and dream. Someday...someday...

Cynnamama's Cafe said...

Wow, what a big difference! I truly love it.

Lauren said...

oh my gosh-- love love love the cubbies!!!! you built my dream mud room!!!!

Wendy said...

OH, I've got to have a mudroom space like that! With four kids, we need the built in shelves, hangers, etc....where did you find the unit...or was it all custom built? That's exactly what I want!

Zeemaid said...

that is gorgeous. I am so thinking how can I get something like that into our new space. HMMM

Brighton said...

We have four kids. Hubby just finished our mudroom/laundry room re-do. (pics up over at my blog) Yours is beautiful- Enjoy : )

Online Printing said...

I like the motif: black and white. Very subtle. :)
Those are some killer doors. It looks very elegant! Good job.

Sjn said...

love it, you did a great job! Come visit me sometime!

Melissa Miller said...

Chris I LOVE it!
The numbers on the door are my favorite thing...so simple yet so classy. ~Wonderful job! :)

Rebecca@Harmony and Home said...

I just found your blog and it's adorable! I'm SO jealous of your mud room. We have a 2000 foot home in Silicon Valley with the smallest laundry room ever! I can't even turn around in it! But, if I did have a mud room, I would style it just like you did yours! Great cabinetry!

Monica said...

I love your mudroom! Could you tell me what type of wood (and paint) you used to build this? I'm curious if your carpenter built the drawers and cabinets or if they were bought. I'm also from Michigan and enjoy reading your blog.

Thanks, Monica

All Things Cherish said...

Hopped over from Kimba's. Wow, absolutely stunning! Who knew a mudroom could cause so much envy! : )

Creative Decor by Brooke said...

Wow, that is incredible. I don't know if you can call it a mudroom anymore. Maybe "The Mud Palace". Ha, it looks great.
Thanks for sharing
Brooke

- Brittany said...

Chris,

Beautiful. Looks like it was definitely well worth the money! My mudroom area is my sanity saver, can you really put a price on that?!

Saw you linked up at TLC too.

Brittany
http://www.prettyhandygirl.com

Little Lovables said...

it is gorgeous!!

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