While my 2020 vision board was completed this past week (see it here!), the realization of my vision for the mudroom is slow going. Womp womp womp.
I spent much of last week finalizing the plans for it including hardware finishes, light fixtures and more. There are always those little details that end up taking more time than I ever anticipate.
Things have started arriving for the challenge though!
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After finding the wallpaper for this space, I pulled colors from it to work into the rest of the room. I adore this wallpaper. The attention to detail on this wallpaper pattern is just stunning. It has a slightly vintage feel to me as well, but still with classic design roots, so I don’t think it will be “out of style” anytime soon. Then again, when have we ever worried about something being out of style around here? You’re talking to the girl who just a month ago ordered the big set of shoulder pads she could find to get the full-on Dynasty effect. 😉
In terms of actual progress…the room has been cleaned out and the cabinet doors have been taken off.
And there’s my mess for the whole world to see.
Remember how the cabinet doors had the funky little holes on them, well those are gone and we now have open centers.
I did not cut out the centers myself. I could have, but this was one of those jobs where I really wanted to leave it to a professional woodworker. I wanted the lines clean, straight and even and it would have taken me forever to get all 20 doors cut out. I handed them off to Jeremy, who’d done cabinetry work for me before at the Beloved Foreclosure. He had them all done within a week and did a great job for a very reasonable price. Local Chattanooga friends, if you need cabinetry work done of any kind, I highly recommend checking him out – his Facebook business page is right here!
After the cabinet frames and doors get a good coat of white paint, the green bamboo fabric will be stapled to the back of each door to cover the opening. This was the most affordable solution I could come up with for getting rid of the weird holes on the doors, but still hiding my treasures in the cabinets.
I have also worked on the credenza-bench makeover a little as well.
This piece has been sitting in our garage for a couple of years now. It’s just such a great storage piece that I wasn’t quite ready to part with it. I’m glad I didn’t now! Everything that is black on it (sans the top) will get the Velvet Finishes Cosmopolitan treatment.
It’s hard to tell from this picture with the bright light coming in, but this is a light mint green hue. This is by far one of the easiest projects in the space – Velvet Finishes doesn’t require you to prime the surface before painting! I just wiped the piece down with a wet cloth to remove the dust and cobwebs from it being in the garage and then started painting. Bonus – you oftentimes won’t need a topcoat either with this paint! I’ve used this brand on countless furniture makeovers HERE!
I’m hoping the stained drawers will work with the design. On my mood board for the space, they do, but real life can often be different. If the stain on the front doesn’t work, I’ll paint them in the Cosmopolitan hue as well. Either way, this pink trellis fabric will be made into an upholstered cushion for the top.
If you’re catching up on this challenge, you can view the entire design and ideas HERE!
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