I’ve been wanting to make my mudroom a little more exciting, and I was inspired by a photo I saw in HGTV magazine. In the photo, the entry was painted in black and white horizontal stripes. I decided to do the same! Here’s an Instagram photo I recently shared. (BTW – I’d love for you to follow along with me on Instagram.)
Here’s my (very white) mudroom area before the stripes:
I went with horizontal stripes like in my inspiration photo. I always use Frog Tape for these types of painting projects. It really is the best painter’s tape out there and helps with seepage.
After all the taping was done, I used black paint and added the stripes:
And here’s a photo of the after!
I added artwork and a mirror from Hobby Lobby, a pretty wooden “vent” I pulled from a family barn, and a family canvas photo. The shoe cubby in the middle of the room was an old mail sorter I found at a local antique shop. (UPDATE 12/21/15 – FREE plans are now available for this mail sorter turned shoe cubby. If you want to make your own, visit Remodelaholic.)
I have to admit this was NOT the afternoon project I had envisioned. After I was done adding the black stripes, I had some touching up to do and (after trial and much error) realized I didn’t have the white color the previous owner had painted the mudroom. Stupid me tried three different whites that were left behind, and none of them matched the current white. I had white blotches everywhere, and it was driving me mad (although it doesn’t take much)! So, I repainted the white stripes AND the entire mudroom. My afternoon project turned into an afternoon, evening, and late into the night/early morning project.
I replaced the white with a color I’ve used throughout my home: Valspar’s Cincinnatian Hotel Briggs Beige. (Want to see more about this color and other colors in my home? Click HERE.) I loved the previous white, but it was already getting pretty dirty and wasn’t practical for a mudroom and three kids.
Phew. That was WAY more work than I thought I signed up for. BUT, it was worth it!
Go create something!
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