Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Mudroom Changes!

Greetings, sweet friends ... remember me?!  May I just say I've been a bad blogging friend lately!  My crazy summer projects here at home, finishing up my parents' home, along with enjoying family fun, have kept me busy, busy ... out of the blogging loop!  Now, it's time to catch up on all that I've missed!
One of the things I've recently tackled was revamping our laundry room just a bit.  Here's a peek at the before ...

And, here's the AFTER (sorry for the grainy quality):

It's amazing the difference a couple of little changes can make, isn't it?  First, I painted our cabinets Annie Sloane's Pure White.  I then painted the walls BM Wythe Blue and the ceiling BM White Sand.

Our little "command central" is clean and fresh (well, kind of, lol) ...

Canister of clips for fun:

I didn't change anything on the soffitt ... really like how the white plates and pitchers look against the blue wall color:

I moved our fun, family sign in here ... nice reminder to us since it's the first thing we see when we enter the house from our garage:

BEFORE ... admittedly, as much as I loved the shelf on the long wall, it was a bit too long as the door entering the house would *some*how always bang into it.  So much so, that the shelf went *kerplunk* on the floor one day, along with the pictures that rested on the shelf ... wasn't a whole lot of fun picking up all of that broken glass!

AFTER!  We removed the shelf, as well as the hooks below ... added more/different frames, which elongated the family gallery wall.  I love how the black frames pop against the wall.  I'll also be adding a family quote (in vinyl) above the pictures:

I then added individual hooks right into the case molding ... super easy (I may end up adding a few more):

Annnnd, of course, the P-U basket is still here, LOL (such a sturdy basket from Target):

Speaking of gallery walls ... I look forward to showing you all more of the coastal redecorating I did at my parents' house, including the gallery wall I created.  Here's a peek at what I added above the frames ... I took an ordinary oar from this:

to this.  I just added layers of paint I had on hand (CeCe Caldwell's Seattle Mist and Vintage White, followed by a bit of Annie Sloane's Duck Egg Blue and navy craft paint).  I then added "FAMILY" and started sanding away ...

love how sanding here and there revealed the layers of paint ... I then added a bit of nautical rope for a fun touch, too:

Stay tuned ....

And, as always, THANKS for stopping by,


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  1. Hi Becca and welcome back! Oh, what a wonderful space you have. Love your painted cabinets and the wall color is gorgeous! Be proud and I'll bet that is really one busy room.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  2. You are awesome!!!! Love the blue and white in the laundry but I really really love your new gallery wall with the hooks! So smart! I can't wait to see more of your parents house. I am in heaven just looking at all that coastal yumminess! So sorry we were able to meet up! Next year!!

  3. I could actually get excited about doing laundry in your super cute laundry room. Everything is just perfect! Can't wait to see what you did with that paddle.

  4. I've missed you but figured you were busy with summer fun...welcome back!

    Love your laundry room re-do but I loved the "old" look as well. Mine is still on the radar but it's slow going around here during the summer. I'm hoping to get it done sometime THIS YEAR at least!

  5. Welcome back! I sure have missed your posts and personality. =)

    I love your mudroom, very inspiring! I need to work on mine, so now I have some great ideas, thanks! I love the paddle idea, so cute!

    Thanks for sharing! xo ~Liz

  6. The oar is gorgeous and I love the changes in your landry room :)

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  8. Your laundry room looks so pretty!! And I love what you did with the oar for your parent's house. Can't wait to see pictures of it up on the wall!

    btw, I have that same Target basket and LOVE it! If they weren't so dang pricey I'd have a ton of them!

  9. Your laundry room is so pretty, and the gallery wall is so smart looking! I'll be looking forward to seeing what you've been doing at your parent's home. That cute oar is such a tease!

  10. Hi Becca, Nice to hear from you again! With all that Ocean, Beachy, Costal Decor I thought you disappeared in The Bermuda Triangle or something! Your Laundry room looks lovely and Refreshing! Love it!
    One question though...is the "all season tree" still in the kitchen, at if so...how does it look now? Hugs, Lizy

  11. Your laundry room is so pretty. The gallery wall is extra nice.


  12. Welcome back! Your laundry room looks so pretty and fresh.

  13. I really need you to come and revamp my beach house:) Come join me at www.sewcraftykathy.blogspot.com

  14. Love the new paint color, Becca! The cabinets look great, too. You certainly have been busy!

  15. Nice job Becca!!~ I love all the changes and organization you created!

  16. As soon as I am in the new place I am sending you a plane ticket...you are amazing!


  17. Becca- That is next on my list early this Fall-I need to re-do (or actually DO-cuz it was never DONE) the laundry room....right after I clean out the garden room off the garage. You give me inspiration here. I also love you oar transformation. I have two of them that I need to do something with- oxo Diana

  18. It's gorgeous! I LOVE that color. It's so fresh and clean and bright now. I'm with ya, things have been so crazy around here feeling a little out of the loop. Summer's are such busy!


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  20. I really like your new paint color. It looks so fresh and clean. Also, the gallery wall looks fabulous, and the oar you painted is such a great idea.

  21. I would fold clothes in that beautiful room. The new paint color on the walls made the room feel so different.

  22. The room looks lovely, Becca, & I'm sure it's much more fun to do the "dirties," right?

  23. Becca,

    It looks amazing! I love this! The blue is so pretty! I was so happy to see your post. I have been missing you!


  24. HEY!!!! Oh my goodness we've missed seeing your posts pop up but totally understand how crazy summer can be. :-) Your mudroom looks absolutely fantastic and I'm loving the new wall color and all your beautiful details. Glad to have you back to blogging my friend!

  25. Hi, Becca! After being gone for a while, I am trying to catch up with all the post! :) How could I miss this one! I love, love your new laundry room! The wall color is so pretty and your white cabinets look amazing! I can't wait to see what else have you been up to in your parent's home!

  26. Love it! I also thought it looked good before (my laundry is the same yellow) but painting the cabinets especially made such a difference. The gallery wall is gorgeous and I hope to create a similar one. A couple of questions: What kind of lighting is overhead? I have fluorescent and am wanting to change it but not sure what would be both pretty and practical; Did you put anything on the basket bottom so that it doesn't scratch your appliances? I bought a brand new washer a few years ago and left the basket on top, scratching the surface:(. Thanks.

  27. Your laundry room looks so pretty!! And I love what you did with the oar for your parent's house.



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