Mudroom Updates

Happy Monday!

You may have noticed that I decided to take last week off from the blog. It’s canning season around here and I was so busy making apricot and peach jam, green beans, pickled green beans and freezing corn, peppers, beats, carrots, green chilies, etc. that I didn’t have the time, or energy, to write up blog posts. Sorry about that.

Today’s post is all about the mudroom. I bought a new rug, which has inspired me to do a whole bunch of other things that really need done. So, we’re making a list. It wouldn’t be a project if it didn’t make my list. Everything goes on the list.

Here’s what we’ve got:

Before this we had nothing for a rug. And the mud and dirt was making me crazy (living on a farm= dirt)! I found this little beauty at Target. It’s since changed my world and has inspired me. Love it when that happens!

So, I must admit something. We’ve had that picture frame hanging up since we moved in and I still haven’t added anything to the frames. It’s true. I even have some of the things that I want to put inside it. Don’t judge.

I’m making it my mission to get this room in shape. Here comes the list:

1. Add storage bench below coat rack/ frame.

2. Upholster bench cushion or recover existing with fun fabric.

3. Add wire baskets for hats & things.

4. Add art/ pictures to coat rack frame.

5. Accessories, Accessories, Accessories!

6. Paint mudroom/ garage door.

7. Install non slip backing under current rug.

I’ve got my work cut out for me! Plus, we’re doing all of this on a budget! I’m going to try and make-over this room for $150.00. It’s going to be tight, especially since I know what the storage bench costs.

Bring on the creativity!


Master Bedroom Progress: Part 1

If you’ll notice, I have deemed the master bedroom a series. This would be Part 1.

Yes, we have made some progress. Lots of it really, but there’s still so much to do! I’m not going to get overwhelmed, I’m not going to get overwhelmed. πŸ™‚

I’m a big believer in white bedding. It’s so pretty and it makes the room look luxurious, while drawing attention to the bed.

We finally got all of the blinds installed (some were on back order) and now I am on the hunt for curtains. As you’ll be able to tell from the pictures, the bamboo blinds are definitely see through. And that’s a problem. πŸ™‚

Here’s what we’ve got going on right now, which is a total work in progress.

No, it’s not bad. I actually quite like it at times. But it needs more character, which is why I’ve become a compulsive bargain hunter. It seems this entire house is in need of a little “more”, which happens when you have more space to fill and a you undergo a style change. That, my friends, is a husbands worst fear. πŸ™‚

Here’s my to do list for the room:

– Install board & batten on the back wall behind bed. Paint a creamy white color.

-Buy or make curtain panels for 3 windows.

-Recover green floor pillows, which could find their home in another room.

-Find/ refinish long rectangle dresser.

-Buy new corner chair, hopefully something with a foot stool.

-Find small table for entry wall.

-Possibly add a rug to the foot of the bed.

-Find/ make art.

-Find accessories.

It seems thatΒ  list grows daily.

I’ll be sure to keep you updated as we make progress with the room.

Stay tuned later this week *hopefully* for the breakfast nook curtain panels. Which I made. All by myself. Awesomeness!

Mirror Mirror

I’ve made a change to our breakfast nook. I was searching the clearance section of our Hobby Lobby and came across a black mirror for a great price. When I first saw it I wasn’t sure where I would hang it, but it was too good of a deal to pass up at $15.00. So I proudly carried it throughout the store (it was too big for the cart) and drove that baby straight home. On my drive home a light bulb went off! This mirror was going in the breakfast nook.

Here it was before:

And here it is now:

I’m loving the contrast of the black and white and how the mirror enhances the dresser.

On a side note, I’ve realized that photographing the breakfast nook in the morning is a mistake…. the lighting isn’t right. Live and learn, eh? I’ll have to update these pictures later.

Have a great one!

P.S. This room is about to change again. I may or may not be making my first set of drapes. πŸ™‚