#SpringIntoActionBlogHop: “Mini Mudroom” Project

Happy Spring Friends!  A few of my blogging/insta friends and I have teamed up to motivate each other to start or finish those projects that we’ve been putting off.  For me,  my project is a rarely shown back hall/stairway/mudroom area.  It’s a weird space, which is basically our back door, but also the stairway to our finished basement.  To see some behind the scenes footage and get a better understanding of this area, you can check out my Highlights on Instagram.  

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Basically this place functions as a place to drop stuff as we go outdoors in the summer, and just a through-way to the basement.  It just felt dark, dingy and dated, and not at all like a natural extension of our home.  Also, when we painted our kitchen and other main areas of our home, this area, unfortunately was left unpainted.

> Check out how I added the board ad batten years ago using scrap wood:

Waaaaay Before

So what’s the plan now, you ask?

  1. Finish painting walls Behr Night Blooming Jasmine
  2. Paint and stencil tile floors
  3. New lighting
  4. New window shade

Mudroom mood board

I knew from the get-go, that I wanted to attempt a stenciled floor project, but asked my insta peeps which stencil to go with:

And although the majority voted for Option B, I chose option A: Jewel tile stencil .

In Process

Once the stencil arrived, I got started right away because this project has a quick turnaround time.  Up to this point I’ve finished about 50% of the tile stenciling, and one coat of the walls finished.  I had also planned on re-staining or painting the stair treads, but it is really hard to work on this type of project with 5 other humans and a furbaby living here, so I may have to revisit that idea at a later point. 😏.

The light fixture was an old “boob light” and had been without a cover FOR YEARS–That had to change.  The light I chose was the this Moravian Star style pendant that I had recently fallen in love with over in my friend’s home:

Lastly, I’ll just update the woven shades from the darker brown shade to a more natural shade, which will then match the rest of our home.

So that’s it friends, I’m hoping to have a much lighter and brighter space to make use of in our home, and I think the updates I’m making for this project will do just that. Stop by tomorrow for a full reveal!

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  1. Niekiha Jones
    April 6, 2018 / 12:26 am

    So happy you took on the floor stenciling. I love that stencil you picked

  2. Made By Carli
    April 6, 2018 / 1:17 am

    Thank you Niekiha it was definitely a labor of love and a test of patience, but I am so happy with the results! Thanks for visiting 😊

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