31 Days of Pinterest Projects - Day 24 - Mudroom Paint Reveal

Part of the reason I was MIA last week was due to the fact that I was painting my little heart out over here.

I finished painting the umpteenth coat of white on the walls and trim {if any of you are going to attempt to paint wood paneling, please beware, it WILL take a gazillion hours of coating and recoating...and waiting for a sunny day so you can see that you need to recoat yet again...LOL}. I also finished the second coat on the shelving unit and grabbed a roller on probably one of the last warm summery days of the year and painted the exterior doors of the mudroom.

Check it out. . .{we still need to put the light fixtures back up, add in the bench under the shelving unit and install a cabinet and hanging rod over the washer/dryer, but after having this area of our home dysfunctional since March, it is great to have it looking this done again}.

I was so thrilled to find that colorful rag rug that tied together all the colors in my vision for $20 just last week.

And yes, we went with ORANGE exterior doors. We discussed it forever and finally Dave said we should just go bold with the orange. It's different and it takes guts. And I'd seen lots of orange and blue on Pinterest and I loved it on there.

We did have a freak-out moment when we first started rolling that orange paint on next to some neon green Frog Tape when we thought it looked like our local Mexican restaurant (La Palma) but after removing the tape and the paint drying, we love it. We think it looks fabulous with the silver-gray siding and it's one of our favorite colors! As an added bonus, it supports the local Tigers :)

Here's my view from the kitchen :) I absolutely love all the bold colors with the crisp white walls. And that oil rubbed bronze door knob just makes me SO happy.

But I think the shelving unit is my absolute favorite part. The color is a greenish-gray that I picked up in the oops section of Walmart for less than $5. I think the paint color, the beadboard that we added to the sides, and the oil rubbed bronze spray painted hooks really create just the vintage vibe that I was going for. 

I had been planning to purchase a few wire baskets for corralling our necessities on the shelves but when the time came, I was feeling thrifty and decided not to spend the money and to instead grab baskets and containers that we already owned from all over the house. I'm loving the collected look I've ended up with.

Another great touch is the King Feed yardstick I just sat up on top of the hooks and the lantern that Dave scored from his brother's storage shed when they cleaned it out last week. Just fun little details that make it so special.

Now, for kicks, let's look back at what this space looked like when we moved in. We've come a long way, haven't we?

Isn't it amazing what a little paint can do? Do you all love it?

And now that I'm on a painting roll I'm itching to move onto the living room trim! 
What's your next painting project?


Melanie Park said...

This loos great, Katie. You have such and eye and are so adventurous! I get so nervous with these types of projects that I shake it my boots but you are out there doing it - bravo! Thank you for sharing :)

Jenny Kropf said...

Love the colors-especially the shelves. Can't wait to see it!

freshnewday said...

The mudroom looks absolutely amazing! What an incredible transformation! I love the orange door! :)

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