Before & After | MUDROOM


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.

mudroom4 copy

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.

  1. Jen,

    This looks amazing!! I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with my mudroom…stripes may be just right!!


  2. i love it! great job! Painting all the doors white made a huge difference!

  3. This is AMAZING! I LOVE the stripes and the bright string is such a cool idea!

  4. Wow what a difference can a fresh coat of paint make. You did an awesome job. It looks so much better!

  5. Love it! It looks amazing!!

  6. Eeek! What a huge improvement. You have great taste! I love the stripes and the colors you chose are perfect.

  7. Your stripes turned out so great! I’ve always been a little intimidated to do them but I may brave it now… =)


  8. You’ve done a great job, it looks so much better now 🙂

  9. This turned out amazing! I’m crazy about the stripes, it’s hardly recognizable. Well done!

  10. LOVE it. I wish we had an entry way so I combine this with some other blogger’s entries that I’ve seen. Great work!

  11. Jen, it looks great! Can I hire you? 😉 Or at the very least steal your ideas? lol

    xo Jennifer

  12. Love the stripes!

  13. Great job lady!!

  14. Looks amazing! This is why we’re looking forward to buying our first home, making it our own!

  15. Major good!!! It looks 100 percent better. Love the paint and the coat rack.

  16. Your mud room looks better than most front entries!

  17. Wow! You really transformed the mudroom. I think the wood with neon accents are a great touch!

  18. Looks gorgeous Jen! LOVE the stripes!

  19. it looks so amazing jen! i LOVE the stripes. can you please come decorate our house. thanks! xox

  20. Oh my gosh, Jen, you did an amazing job of your mudroom. We’re painting stripes on one of our bedroom walls, but now I’m tempted to do my condo entrance instead. 😉 And the prints + coat rack are just the most perfect little touches too. Great job, lady!! xo

  21. Oh my goodness Jen, this is just fabulous! What a transformation. I am totally inspired by your DIY coat rack. LOVE!

  22. No way! That is amazing!!

  23. Love it! Your eye for design is perfect! I always enjoy seeing how your home is coming together.

  24. sooo cute! Great job.

  25. The stripes look amazing! I’ve been thinking about painting stripes in our guest bathroom– you may have pushed me over the edge. :o)

    How do you like the Behr paint vs. the Valspar? We painted all of our rooms with Behr Paint + Primer, but I like some of the Valspar colors, too.

  26. the white on the doors and doorframes makes such a huge difference, the stripes and art look great as well, what a cozy way to come home!

  27. Wow you did such a great job, it looks A-MA-ZING !!!

  28. Wow! That entryway looks great! I looooove it!

  29. I am in love with the make over! How did you make/where do you purchase the “R”? I have been trying to find some letters and an ampersand for awhile now..

  30. This looks beautiful! Great before and after and during shots! The white doors look so clean and fresh. Great job!

  31. I really like your blog, I’ve followed it for about two years. You inspire me in many ways. I’m studying to become an architect, I love interior design and I just wanted to say that your makeover of the hallway is amazing. Some colour, creative ideas and work can really transform a room in such a beautiful way!

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