Our mudroom was the most tedious renovation. This room is located in the back of the house, and becuase of the layout it was pretty much unusable space.
When we moved in, we didn’t know how bad it was going to get…
This is what it looked like our first day owning the house.
And this is the mess that happened once we started getting real about the renovation. Once we scraped the ceilings, we discovered that there were some really bad patches and the ceiling was uneven… to make matters worse, they tried to hide it by covering it with more popcorn ceiling, and they painted over it, making it impossible to scrape & fix.
We got some quotes to see about getting it professionally fixed, but the estimates were too high. So it just kinda sat like this for like 6+ months
My husband and I finally had enough of it, and just did it ourselves. But it was brutal. Ceilings and drywall are NOT my thing.
But it got done, and it looks 100% better now. Phew.
One thing that our house is short on is built in storage and closets downstairs. So we built this hutch for our coats and shoes. You can check out this post HERE to see how I created this old chippy paint look with latex paint.
We didn’t replace the door, but I was craving some color. So I painted it to look like an old farmhouse door (it’s really a metal door)
I’ll do a tutorial on this process soon! I promise.
We keep our muddy boots in this wooden firewood box off to the side.
Having this space to keep all our shoes and coats is one of the things that makes my life so much easier. Especially when the kids are doing sports. Depending on my husband’s work schedule, sometimes I have to wrangle all three kids by myself & get them ready. So this space is a real life saver.
You all know I love me some fake vintage. I’m going to do a tutorial on these DIY chippy salvage pieces I made. But in the meantime, check out my post HERE for my tips on getting that chippy vintage paint look.
Here’s a quick close up. SO PRETTY!
So that’s pretty much it! I’ll have to do more posts with the details on painting the door. But I hope this post shows you how rewarding fixer uppers are. We certainly love ours.