I say finally, because it was way back in January on 'this post' that I mentioned finishing the "mudroom".
This is what it looked like then...
Many things stood in my way, like snow, rain, etc., but mostly a lack of desire to get it done, because honestly...
I was being lazy.
So yesterday, I finally decided to get to it.
That's what I do when I need to think.
I either clean or paint.
I'm sure some of you understand that.
Or at least I hope ;)
Anyway, I took everything off the walls and this is what I was left with...
I had already painted the door (Behr's Sage) and the window trim (Behr's Melted Butter) that was a dingy white originally, about two months ago, but the room was still dark, and of course brown.
I swear the previous owners must have gotten a discount on brown.
And here's what it looks like painted Cotton Whisper by Behr, after I put everything back...
The line above on the floor, is a step.
The thing with the bell, in the middle of the two needlepoints, is an old system from the 1800s that would ring the maid and tell her what room to go to when someone needed her. I've had it for years in many different homes, but it's never been hooked up.
I'm the only "maid" in reality and I don't need a bell ;)
Again before, leading to the side yard:
From the kitchen:
Oh! And there's this cute little sliding door:
It comes in handy when I need to keep Mini and Bubba upstairs.
And well, it's cute :)
If you're wondering where this little mudroom goes, besides the kitchen, it also takes you downstairs to the laundry room (that still needs work), my bedroom, and dressing room (or vanity room), that used to be the maids quarters.
So that's it.
Not a big redo, but definitely one that makes me happy :)