If you follow me on instagram @welivedhappilyeverafter, then you know that our mudroom has been a MAJOR renovation. Ironically, it’s the room that has taken us the longest to complete from start to finish. It had the most tedious projects, and the ceilings in particular were a pain to fix. To top that off, as soon as we finished renovating this space, Hurricane Dorian came through and messed up the window. So ironically, we have one project left.
As soon as we finished up this space, I got all inspired and decked it out for fall!
One thing I really wanted to try out in this space was painting our metal door green. I’ve been drawn to this shade for like a year. I tend to play it safe and paint everything white, so this was a big change for me. I love how it looks! So that leap of faith paid off. I’m going to do a blog post all about how I made the door look like it was painted wood (instead of a modern, metal door) but I couldn’t wait to show you all how it turned out.
I’ve shared our chippy mudroom shoe cabinet with you all before.
I wanted to play around with the decor on top of it. So I put some branches that fell during Hurricane Dorian on top of my old terra cotta pots.
I harvested a few pumpkins from my garden, and thought they would look adorable on this little chair Silas built the kids when they were babies. There used to be two of them… but that is another story for another day. Haha!
Can you believe that these green architectural pieces aren’t antiques?! I jig sawed these babies out of an old shelf board, and painted them with chalk paint & salt wash. I really wanted to have some salvage looking pieces, but I can never get myself to spend a small fortune on real antiques (because I know how to build them myself) and of course, the dreaded LEAD paint.
I tried putting them in several places in our home, and they just never fit well. So as soon as I got the urge to paint the door green, I just knew they had to go here.
They are actually painted the same shade of green as the door, but the dark wax really mutes the color.
I’m really trying to focus on decorating with all the muted greens, rich golds, and browns this fall.
Bringing a little bit of nature in was a no brainer. At first I was going to go buy a fake garland for this space, but when all those branches fell down in my yard, I just knew that they would be perfect. After the storm passed, we went out to clean up the damage, and I actually created a huge pile of these branches. I was going to bring them into the house and use them everywhere. Then I realized that my husband had gone and burned my pile of the downed branches from the hurricane. Haha! Thankfully I had already snuck several into the house. So no damage done.
Here’s a peek into ONE side of the shoe cabinet (I tidied up this side for you all… I’m not ready to be THAT transparent with you all! Haha!)
Each member of our family has a couple hooks for their coats and jackets for that specific season, as well as a crate for their shoes. I also added one crate in the middle which just has the kid’s socks in it. Super easy and functional.
One of my favorite little details in our mudroom is this wooden firewood box next to the door. We tend to throw our muddy shoes and work & rain boots in there (to keep everything else clean!)
This door is technically our back door, but it’s our family’s main entrance.
Okay, that’s it for now. Happy fall decorating friends!
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