Hello and welcome to another home update. You can see all my home update posts here. This time around we’re talking about my laundry room/mud room. This is the area in our home that your first walk into from our garage. It’s right off the kitchen and has no windows which is why I wanted a bright color other than white. We have white trim and doors in our home and as previously mentioned in my half bath update, there are no white walls in my house. I love color. This color is called Teal Zeal from Behr at Home Depot. Check out the before and afters of this space!
The Before / After
We did not change the floors but when I shot the after photos, the whole space was lighter and brighter which translated to the floors too.
The In-Progress Wall Covering
Even though the walls are bright it still felt a little dark. I found a great temporary, sticky wall paper from Home Depot. We needed 3 rolls to complete this will. We have 9ft ceilings on our whole main level. We chose to use vertical stripes to make the ceilings feel even taller in here. This is not the largest space so adding more height helped open it up. Wall prep is key for making this stuff stick for a long time!
The Final Results
We moved a few things around in this space. We had a coat rack on the wall right when you walked into our home from the garage and it made the entryway very claustrophobic and small so we moved it to another wall. This gave our puppies more room for their food bowls and I was able to add a few crates and baskets for Winter necessities like gloves and hats.
The wall hanging drying rack that you see right when you walk into our laundry room was made by my dad. I found one at Home Depot but it was over $50. I asked my dad if he could make it and here it is! He’s so handy when it comes to projects like this. He made my bar cart, my sofa table, this drying rack and also the shoe rack. We actually built the shoe rack together and I think it turned out perfectly. We originally had a small shoe rack under the coat rack but it took up too much space, which is why I wanted to build one custom for this space.
The rugs are both from Target and both are machine washable which is a must in this area because of all the foot traffic. We kept a lot of the same design pieces but I feel like this space is much more functional and we are using this smaller space more wisely.
What do you think about the space? You can see a walk through of the space over on my instagram stories, just click here.
Thank you all so much for reading. Until next time,