Will the Mudroom Ever Be Finished?

I know the mudroom isn’t finished yet, but I just have to share the progress we’ve made with someone and since we’re all friends, I’m sharing with you. If you haven’t been following along I’ll give you some history. We’ve lived in this house for 5 years and I love it, but no mudroom and a coat closet about 26″ across (tiny). When we first moved here we had 7 kids still at home. Yeah, you can already picture the coats, boots, hats, gloves and everything else piling up by the door every winter. Not this year! We’re building a mudroom! Here’s some pictures of our progress and hopefully we’ll have the finished project in a couple weeks (we’re taking a little break to go on vacation with the kids).

We’re just beginning:


Adding some storage above too:


Yay, sheetrock and a door leading to the storage area:


Time for tile (what a man):


I love it! What do you think?:


Now I get to paint. I knew I wanted this color and I found it in the mistints at Home Depot for $5 (score):


Hubby added the trim and routed all the edges himself:


Are you wondering why I only painted that far down on the wall? Well, now it’s time for the beadboard. We’ve never done this before so wish us luck. Have you ever hung beadboard on a ceiling? Well, we’re going to do that too, so we’ll need some more of that luck I’m thinking.

Say with me “The mudroom will be done before the first snow flies, the mudroom will be done before the first snow flies (repeat many times).

I’m linking this to Make Your Monday at Twice Remembered and Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch. Stop by and get inspired by other projects that I’m sure are completed. Thanks for letting me share my half done project.

Oh, by the way! I have a big announcement tomorrow. Be sure to stop back by and check it out.

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{ 17 comments… add one }
  • Carrie September 28, 2009, 9:27 am

    I LOVE the black and white tiles.
    Thanks for coming by! I can’t wait to see your finished room!

  • linderhof September 28, 2009, 11:02 am

    Wow — I’m impressed — and what a score on that paint!

  • cindy September 28, 2009, 11:11 am

    It’s going to be beautiful! ARe you using real beadboard, the panelled beadboard or the wallpaper beadboard??? I don’t have a mud room either with 4 of my 6 still at home. *sigh* I’m already dreading the slushy boots…

  • Rhonda September 28, 2009, 12:23 pm

    Your mudroom is coming together very nicely! The tile floor is pretty and I love the color! We have those same doors in our home and I have really enjoyed them! Can’t wait to see this space…well, before the first snow falls! LOL!

    Great yard sale finds below! Love the pink cake plate and Christmas plate! ~Rhonda 🙂

  • Miss Mustard Seed September 28, 2009, 1:35 pm

    I know how it feels when things drag on and on…it’s always worth it. Thanks for stopping by and I’ll try to remember to come tomorrow to participate in your giveaway!

  • Susan September 28, 2009, 1:38 pm

    Instead of beadboard itself on the ceiling, how about Rhoda’s beadboard wallpaper up there? Maybe it would be easier.

  • marcela & clara September 28, 2009, 1:57 pm

    How exciting is that????? We can’t wait to see the final product! Thank you so much for your lovely visit!

  • Kathy Jacobson September 28, 2009, 2:03 pm

    So cute! Love it!

  • Lori September 28, 2009, 2:23 pm

    That is so AWESOME!! I love the progress!!

  • Christine September 28, 2009, 3:05 pm

    It’s looking very nice. I can’t wait to see it done….Christine

  • Marigene September 28, 2009, 3:34 pm

    I love the lime with the black and white tile; very eye catching combo!

  • Michelle September 28, 2009, 5:32 pm

    love your tile!


  • elizabeth holder September 28, 2009, 7:16 pm

    Love your blog and look forward to more photos of your house – thanks

  • katie September 29, 2009, 5:47 am

    oh, i love your blog nad the mudroom is going to be awesome! I love the wall color with the tile! you are going to love it!
    I will be back for that surprise!

  • Becky Schultea September 29, 2009, 6:46 am

    Hi Leanne!

    I’m SO glad you shared the progress on what is sure to be an AWESOME mudroom! You guys have done a LOT!! Hang in there…the end is coming soon and you will be enjoying your new space in no time!! Love how it’s all coming together…GREAT floor tiles…it’s a classic look, and looks great with your bargain color (score!)

    Nice work!!

    Have a great, productive week! Thanks so much for stopping by and saying hi!

    Becky S. at Just Bee ‘n Me

  • nannykim at spindle cottage September 29, 2009, 5:03 pm

    Oh–it would be great to have a mudroom–you will love it I am sure. I do love beadboard and it does look so nice on the ceiling. We already had an old beadboard in one of our dining areas (it may be a little wider than some of the modern stuff). We also have a tongue and groove ceiling in one of our living rooms, but it is not beadboard.

  • The Persimmon Perch September 29, 2009, 8:03 pm

    I love the look of beadboard! I’m jealous but excited for you to get to enjoy (and decorate) a mudroom.

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