If you came here today expecting the big reveal of the mudroom makeover, I’m sorry to disappoint you.
Originally, today was supposed to be reveal day. But most of us gals had delays in receiving products for our spaces, so we’ve pushed the reveal back to next Tuesday. I’m still waiting on two things to arrive I need myself for this makeover.
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This past week has seen some decent progress though!
Walls Painted and Prepped for Wallpaper
All the walls going solid white and the portion of walls where molding will be have been painted a crisp white, specifically Bit of Sugar by Behr. I used a semi-gloss finish in their Marquee paint. If the name sounds familiar, it’s because I’ve used this white countless times. It’s my go-to, true crisp white. The semi-gloss finish will hold up to any rough and tumbleness that finds it way through this part of the house as well.
While you can’t really tell, the upper half of the walls, which will get clothed in this beautiful wallpaper, have also been prepped using this wallpaper primer. I cannot wait to get that paper up!
Trim and Moldings Partially Installed
Wait for it….
I’m putting lattice on the walls.
I’ve went rogue, ya’ll. This was not part of the original plan. Originally, I had planned on putting a traditional board and batten style wall treatment along part of the walls. However, the more I thought about it, the more I felt like that was too farmhouse feeling and just didn’t go with the feel of the rest of my design plans – see those here. And then the more I kept thinking about it, the more lattice walls kept coming to mind. I have oohed and ahhed over interior lattice walls (like these) for quite a while now. And so I figured “Why not?! Let’s just do it!” And I did. And I love it so far. Are you team lattice? 😬
As you can tell, the rest of the flooring has also been installed – read more about it here – and the hubs came home after working at the farm Sunday and took it upon himself to knock out all my baseboard in this space, which was a huge help to me.
The old door in here was just a hollow core, run-of-the-mill basic door. It needed to be switched out years ago when we first moved in as it was a huge energy loss (in terms of heat and air) for our house. Dollars literally going straight out the door. Of course, we just never got around to it until now. We still have to add a threshold and some weatherstripping to really lock that heat and air inside, but I’m so happy to finally have this little part of the project crossed off the list and it was only about a $125 fix! The door also got a nice coat of Bit of Sugar.
I’ll be going full-force in here over the next week to get it all done! Follow me on Instagram for updates!
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Karen L. says
YES YES YES! I love the latticework on your wall! SO FRESH and OUTDOORSY!!! Such a great idea! can’t wait for the finished room. Good work Jenna!
I used lattice on the ceiling in a wine cellar we had once. There was no way to install a proper ceiling in this basement space that had pipes, electrical etc. With the help of my carpenter we first installed the black dust catcher fabric normally used for upholstered chair bottoms and then the natural finish lattice over that, cutting to accommodate the pipes that hung down lower. It gave a finished look to this “rough” space and provided a nice visual in the Tuscan feel wine cellar we created.
Oh my gosh, Missy, I bet that ceiling was stunning! What a great idea!
Ok, so yesterday I wasn’t a fan of the lattice. But, now seeing this pic and how the wallpaper will look with it, I’m a fan! It’s goibg to be such a happy space. Can’t wait to see the reveal!
Corinna - TheBohoAbode says
I feel like I’ve been living under a rock! I’ve never seen a lattice wall before. I’m in love! Such a cool addition to the room.
Check them out! I love them!
Love it!! Looks spectacular so far. Can’t wait to see what it will look like completely finished.
Susan the Farm Quilter says
I like the look of lattice on the wall!! Fun and totally fits you! The floor and baseboard are so fabulous – Grunt Labor did well!!! The new door will have a wonderful impact on your heating and cooling costs – you should let us know how much your yearly power bill changed…just go for raw numbers, not taking into account if the kwh or gas prices change. You might encourage someone else to get that door replaced!!
He did a great job! Couldn’t have done it without him! I’m going to keep an eye on that power bill and see how much it changes! fingers crossed!
Love the lattice. Saw it recently installed on an HGTV show forget which one but it was an entry way in the home. Love th floors.
Thanks! I’m so glad I gave the lattice wall a whirl! I’m loving it too!
Nicole Q-Schmitz says
I LOVE the lattice wall! I would have never thought about that – so clever. I’m going to check out the link too with more, such a good idea 🙂
Thanks!! I’m so glad I went for that wall!