We’ve made some progress on a non-baby home area, can you believe it?!
As I mentioned in this post, having some kind of mudroom space was a deal breaker for me when we started looking for a house – especially a house in Boston! If you live in a cold weather area, you know how crucial it is to have somewhere you can drop the myriad coats/gloves/scarves/hats and snow-filled boots that accumulate during the long winter months. Of course we all dream of having a dedicated room for something like this but even a wall with some hooks can make a huge difference.
Welcome to our mudroom – the saddest little mudroom in town… but at least it’s there right? It is right off our side porch and is the primary way we get in and out of the house as it leads out to our driveway and into our kitchen. I am beyond thankful to have this space but from the first time I walked into the house, I knew it needed some help. It’s a dark little pass thru with a really odd configuration that results in not a whole lot of usable space.
Here is the view looking into the room from our kitchen. Yes, the ugliest tile in the universe continues out into the mudroom.
Beside being a really oddly shaped space, it had the WORST cracked, uneven textured plaster treatment on the walls. I mean, ICK, LOOK AT THIS!
Already a million times better right? Then a whole bunch of trim work made it even better. Isn’t it awesome how trim finishes a room?
I paired a door casing and another small chair rail piece to run all around the room where the beadboard and dry wall meet.
The inside corners were finished like this.
This is the outside corner (basement door on the right).
Big, chunky polished nickel hooks on the top for the big people.
Then I think I’ll mount a low shelf on that small wall that juts out right before you walk into the kitchen so we have a spot to dump keys, phones, etc and maybe use this mirror above it (formerly from our guest room in our NC house).
The ongoing problem is that this plan leaves no where for shoes 🙁 A catchall basket below the shelf might have to do.
Prime & paint everything (Mr. H+F is psyched to hear this, trust me)
Wallpaper the drywall over the beadboard. I’m debating turning this fabric into some removable wallpaper on Spoonflower.
Replace the existing light because this one is hurting my soul.