We have been working hard to get some of the rooms in our new house to a “finished” state before the baby comes. We are pretty much moved in, but putting those final touches on things hasn’t really happened yet. We have nothing on our shelves or the walls yet and the furniture was just kind of placed anywhere it fit.
When I was visiting Punky the other week, she gave me some awesome old barn wood. I am making a bench out of one of the pieces but the smaller piece I wasn’t sure what to do with it. I finally decided to make a cool coat rack for our mudroom. After we painted everything white in the house, the mudroom seemed a little too sterile to me. I think because it is such a small space. The walls are white, the doors are white and the floors are white. I LOVE all our other clean white walls but in the mudroom I kind of hated it. I decided to buy some light grey paint and paint 6 inch stripes on the wall. Nothing too dark but just enough contrast to add something to that area. I grouped some art on the wall and instantly the mudroom become one of my favorite little areas in the house so far.
White Paint: Valspar Du Jour
Grey Paint: BEHR Gentle Rain
Don’t Be An Art Killer Print: Self made screen print from a million years ago
Crow Print: Self made lithograph from college
Washi Tape: Modcloth
Billy Buttons: Etsy
Coat Rack: Self Made
Home Print: Vol. 25 via esty
The stripes were made using lots of ScotchBlue painters tape, a bone folder and a large level that had a ruler on it. I just measured, marked, taped and pressed down on all the tape edges with the bone folder before rolling the stripes.
Coat Rack was easy! Buy some hooks. Measure them out, drill them in and then hammer some random nails in the board. Use different colors string to create geometric shapes.