Mudroom Makeover

It may seem crazy to be "making over" a new house!  We moved in such a hurry there were still things we wanted to do.  Also, after you've lived in it for awhile you start to figure out what works and what doesn't.  Luckily I have a handy husband!  He did ask me the other day if we were "done"-hahahaha!  That was pretty funny.

So I knew I wanted an old church pew in our mudroom.  My brother in law found one on Craig's List for $35!  It was too long so my husband cut it down.  Only problem was it had a leg in the middle.  To remove it would have compromised the bench.  So we decided to keep it.  Now we have a three legged pew!  It makes a perfect cubby for our shoe basket.  It was a dark brown so we sanded it and white washed it.  Not bad for a first attempt!

Here is our mudroom before…

Mudroom Before

It was fine but we were outgrowing the little hooks and I wanted something larger and more sturdy to hold everything.

After searching for ideas I decided to go with board and batten like our entry way and dining room.

 

Here is handy hubby in action measuring and planning.

Mudroom Makeover

After it was drawn out on the wall he nailed 1×6 horizontally and on the outside edges and 1×4 vertically to the wall. 

Board and Batten

Next he filled in the holes and edges then sanded.  Next came the painting.  We used Sherwin Williams Alabaster.  It's my most favorite white.  It's not too stark but not too creamy. 

Mudroom Makeover

Hooks installed and it was ready to go!

Mudroom Bench

 

Here is a shot showing our dining room walls.  I think it all flows well, do you?

Board and Batten

 

Our three legged beauty…The girls shoe basket fits perfectly in the little cubby below.

Mudroom Bench

Mudroom Bench

 

I moved the bulletin board to the other side of the wall.  Now I can reach it much easier.

Rustic Barn Door

Barn door made by handy hubby and his dad while we were building the house.  I love how rustic it is and it adds warmth to all the white. 

Through opening is the laundry room where I spend most of my time 😉

Rustic Barn Door

 

I'm still deciding if I need a shelf at the top of the board and batten.  What do you think?  Definitely want to hang something if we don't do a shelf. 

I hope you liked our little project!  I love having all the space and hooks to hang book bags, jackets, etc.  It really brings the room together. 

On to our next project!

XOXO,

Jo

 

 

 

5 Comments

  • Misty

    February 16, 2017

    Definitely add a sign above it!! It looks great!

  • Michelle Perry

    March 13, 2017

    This looks so good! I love the look of board and batten…I really didn’t realize you could DIY this way!

  • Joanna

    March 14, 2017

    Thank you!!
    Joanna Keel
    Hostess Jo at Home
    Hostess Jo at Home
    A blog dedicated to making home your favorite place to be.

  • Lisa

    April 12, 2017

    I think the paneling flows beautiful! I am going to show my hubby your paneling because we cannot decide if we want thick or thin wood paneling. You make it look fairly easy, we have framed almost all our windows in our home so we definitely have some experience. Your makeover is beautiful! I love your site! You have such awesome ideas!

  • Joanna

    April 12, 2017

    Thanks so much!! Let me know if you have any questions about the paneling. It only took a couple of days. Good luck!
    Joanna Keel
    Hostess Jo at Home
    Hostess Jo at Home
    A blog dedicated to making home your favorite place to be.

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