Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Mudroom Makeover: Stage Four

I have finally finished painting my mudroom cabinets, and I am so glad it's done! Not only because I am so tired of the room being in complete disarray, but because I really like how it turned out.

Let's revisit how my mudroom/laundry room looked when we first moved into our home.

And here is how it looks today...

Here is the completed checklist so far:

Learn from my mistake: If you are replacing cabinet hardware and already have perfectly drilled holes in place, do not get all fancy, fill the holes, and move the hardware just slightly lower than the original holes. For the love of Pete, just put the new knobs in the already perfectly drilled holes. You'll thank me for this.

A note to the good people at Anthropologie:  Your knobs are soooooo cute. Really. They are unique and interesting and great to look at. But, for the love of Pete, could you make them a tiny bit easier to install?  My fingers are killing me from twisting those puppies into the cabinet and then twisting and tightening the nuts to secure them in place.

We've I've still got a few items on my agenda to really finish off this space. I need to replace the faucet, patch and paint the ceiling, add crown molding, get a new window treatment, add a fabric skirt under the countertop, accessorize and organize. 

Then I will be perfectly content to do laundry all day long. Or, at least, hide out in there and pretend I'm doing laundry all day ;)

Partying at...


Good Life Wednesdays at A Beach Cottage

Miss Mustard Seed's Furniture Feature Friday


A Little Knick Knack


  1. that is so true about the Anthro nobs! they just kill my hands. they are so cute and even cuter when you get them on sale. i love yours with the cabinet paint selection.

  2. Looks awesome!!!!!! Love the brown walls and painted cabinets and you had such wonderful vision to get this room done, I am most impressed!!

  3. I love it, Carolyn!! It looks so clean and airy with the new paint! I just knew those knobs were from Antro without even reading. I have some on a cabinet and I had the hardest time choosing them!

    You did a great job. Are you ready to do laundry?! ;-D


  4. It's been great watching this room 'blossom'! What a great vision you had for the room. Can't wait to see how the paint holds up on the counters, so I can copy you!

  5. Looks great! I love the color of the cabinets and the knobs! What's really bad is when you get the knobs with screws that are too long/short!

  6. Really, really love the color of your cabinets... I may just have to borrow your good taste & copy them... knobs are just too cute..
    Very nicely done.

  7. Hooray!!! I love it! you picked the most wonderful colors!

  8. Your laundry room looks great! Love your colour choices too. Thanks for dropping by Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays and joining the party.

  9. Hi Carolyn!
    I am so sorry and embarrassed that you left a sweet message on our blog requesting a price on a vanity in the picture at Blie Cardinal Antiques blog.

    I did not get an alert that you had left a message as Jenn is the main blog mediator! It is her piece, I will call her and ask her the price on the piece and let you know!

    Sorry for the delay in getting back to you! Alison :)

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  11. HI Carolyn!
    Jenn is in Canada and not getting cell coverage. Sorry it took me a while to get back to you...the vanity is $950. It would look gorgeous in your house. The colors are totally you.
    Let me know if you would like more photos on this piece.

    I love how your laundry room turned out. The knobs are perfect!

  12. Wow, what a difference! I love your knobs!

  13. Ooooh, if I could add anything to my house it might be a mudroom! You're lucky!

  14. Carolyn,
    Your laundry turned out lovely! Love the paint color and the cabinets! Big improvement over the "before" pic! Have enjoyed browsing thru your blog, will be back!

  15. Fantastic transformation! I love the color of the cabinets and the nobs!

    You did a great job!


    Luciane at

  16. Hi Carolyn,
    Came out great. I just love the wall color you picked. It really makes the room look so much bigger and clean looking. I love the knobs!

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  18. What a great transformation! I love the color of your cabinets! The knobs are pretty great, too. Why DO they make them so hard?? I hope you can add this to my link party going on now! Have a great weekend!

  19. I featured your mudroom today! ;) Come check it out!