Tuesday, October 20, 2009

What I Have Been Up To......

It has been quite busy here. I am trying to finish up some projects that have taken way to long to start. Melissa at The Inspired Room is having a Procrastinator Party today so I decided to link up for the first time and join! Here is what I have been up to....



Before:

An awful laundry closet. We had to turn the dryer sideways to open the door!!! And this was across from the pantry *which is under construction =;)* so this area was impossible to manuever.









After: A spacious mudroom. I still need to craft a bench cushion and add more baskets but overall I am very happy!













We had the washer and dryer relocated in the house so I could repurpose this room as a mudroom. It took a weekend to construct and another weekend to caulk and paint overall not too long. With fve kids and tons of coats, etc..we needed the space!


Here is a sneak peek at what I am currently working on:



More to come!









16 comments:

cherry said...

What a wonderful space it looks fabulous. I will be back to see what's up with your next project ! hugs, Cherry

ButterYum said...

Wonderful! I really miss my old mudroom... don't really need one here, but it was nice to have!

Joanie @ The Bright Side said...

Oh, I've always wanted a mud room! You did a great job! I'm curious, though. Where did you put the washer and dryer?

Tamera said...

Great use of the space! Love the bead board and the coat hooks and I can totally envision all of the pretty baskets:)
Great job!
Thanks for sharing!
Tamera@doubledelight

Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog said...

Wow, I think I'm drooling... it's so organized and beautiful. Perfect!

Chris said...

Gorgeousssss, I love love it , you are amazing girl.
Chris
Just beachy

Jamie said...

Wow! I love all that beadboard and trim work! I bet the floor will be fabulous too!

nannykim said...

Beautifully done!! Always wish I had one of those!!!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Awesome job!! Love the mudroom and you gave me such a great idea! I love that you used beadboard for the ceiling! I have a tiny laundry area and the plaster ceiling came down!! I think I am going to replace it with beadboard and the great thing is I have several sheets left over from my breakfast nook project!!

e.m. said...

Thanks everyone for your wonderful comments. I appreciate them.

BLC said...

Oh la la! I could use you at my place. Looks great!!! Job well done. Xoxo-BLC

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

WOW, I want to see more!!! Looks terrific!

Thanks for joining in the party!!

Melissa

Lisa L. said...

At first, I thought your "after" picture was from Pottery Barn cataloge - amazing!

"m" said...

What a great transformation! Practical and pretty both, who could ask for more?!

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

It's looking lovely!

Firefly Hill said...

That looks fabulous!! I am very jealous...

annie