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If you tuned in yesterday, I shared a quick run-down about the #Springintoactionbloghop on Instagram and my mini mudroom project I’ve been working on. You can also see some of the behind the scenes on my Instagram Highlights. I also discussed my plans, progress and some sources for this project. Well today I am revealing how my 3 weeks of hard work paid off!
But before I reveal this space, check out all of these beautiful faces below, my fellow participants in this hop:
As a recap, we started with this doom and gloom of a mud room (I’m so clever):
And have now upgraded to this lighter and brighter space:
I have to admit–the minute I began painting the first stencil, I instantly regretted my decision, because, well . . . patience. BUT, I kept chugging along with an end goal in sight. And boy, am I happy I did.
It’s not perfect by any stretch of the imagination, and still needs some more touching up, but it’s such an improvement!
I had family over for the Easter holiday and several family members thought they were real cement tiles! I should also mention that the tile floors underneath are actually Traffic Master Ceramica Tiles (vinyl groutable tiles), not actual ceramic tiles.
The crown jewel of this space is definitely the light fixture, as it really ties the space together. I’m bummed that I was unable to get a good shot of the entire space.
Although I thought I’d hold off on painting the stair treads, I went ahead and painted them my favorite Behr Private Black Paint. Its a beautiful dark charcoally-gray. I didn’t get around to refreshing the risers quite yet, but you know—it’s a work in progress.
Since it’s an entryway, I kept it relatively simple decor wise. The mirror used to hang in our front entry, but had been replaced with some artwork, so instead of hanging photographs, I decided to save some money and use it here, adding some warmth to the black and white with the warm rattan frame.
The woven bamboo shade is the same shade, but was bleached to strip some of the stain from it. I was so glad to be able to save some money here. I may give it one more pass just to lighten it a bit more. I’ll share a tutorial for bleaching wood shades very soon.
I am so thrilled with this makeover, although I still have a bit of work to do on this space, the transformation is REAL! Thanks so much for taking the time to visit my blog! Be sure to visit Crystal at The Holliday Collective as she shares a beautiful Budget-Friendly Powder Room Refresh. And visit the other talented bloggers along this hop listed below—-ALL the inspiration awaits!
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