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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Mudroom Remix.....

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My project for this week was mixing things up in the mudroom.
My goal was to give it a little more character....to make it feel more like a room.
I wrote this post a while ago about the secrets of a great mudroom.
I wanted to give my mudroom a personality of it's own by adding a shelf and moving things around.
This was what was on the wall when I started.
Just a simple collage...of photos and Amy Butler paper in frames.
My 'project' manager this week was my Dad.
After I picked up a shelf and brackets at Ikea...he was my main man.
It was great fun working on a little project with my Dad.
He was the 'big cheese'....I played the hand-over-the-tool girl.
Now that we live 3000 km apart...we don't get a ton of 'hang out' time.
So it was nice to do this together....I miss my Dad! I used to see him almost every day.
So here is the 'BEFORE':
In less than an hour, we had the shelf hung.
I love theses new brackets from Ikea with the circle graphic.
It adds a touch of modern fun and interest.
Then I did the fun part~ accessorizing!
I used things I already had~ cost: $0.00
I re-used the frames I already had with the Amy Butler paper.
I re-used the clock.
I added some old family books.
The blue glass bottle was a cast-off given to my by a friend.
Here is the 'AFTER':
After the shelf was hung and accessorized, I moved these frames to another corner of the mudroom.
And here is the third wall of the mudroom.
It holds three bulletins board to help keep us organized.
You can read more about this project by clicking here.
Here is the 'BEFORE' for that wall:
Here's the 'AFTER':
Now my mudroom has a bit more style.
I am really happy with this little vignette...and I can change it out whenever I feel the need to refresh.
 It's a nice little welcome to our house.
***Edited to Add: I was super excited to wake up the day after this post to find it was featured on the blog Tatertots and Jello roundup of 'Great Ideas'. You can read the post here.

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33 comments:

Theresa said...

I love it Angie...it has such great character! Those brackets are perfect and I love the prints in the frames.
It's a beauty!
Cheers!
Theresa

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

I like that you have "decorated" your mud room...
when we reno our laundry room which is in dire need of a remodel, I am going to add a few bits and bobs to give it a finished look.

Nice to have your Dad helping with this project...

Sue said...

Love it, Angie! I think I may have to copy you, lol!

Sue @ Beach Bungalow
xo

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

Your mudroom has great character and style! Such a pretty space to pass through or work in. We have a good sized home but the builder neglected a mudroom in this model. We have a second floor laundry instead. I dream of having a mudroom.

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

Those shelves with the circle design are fantastic - I must have missed them when I was at IKEA last. I was wondering where you buy Amy Butler paper as I keep seeing it around blogland, but thought it was only available in the States - obviously not. I love her designs - you have some gorgeous ones there in your mudroom.

Lenore @ Lather. Write. Repeat. said...

Look lovely Angie! I love father-daughter time, especially as we get older.

XO
Lenore

Nancy said...

Great job. Love it. Especially your dad helping you. I especially love the bulletin board idea!

Mayya @ Sew Chic and Unique said...

Wow i just found your blog and i LOVE IT.

Your mudroom looks GREAT! i love the different colors you used the atmosphere is so welcoming and homey, you must be so proud!

I would love it if you linked this to Sew Crafty Saturday over at Sew Chic and Unique.

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

Love it! And you inspired me - never thought to work below the shelf as well! Great job!

Patrice said...

Hi. Brand-new reader and follower here. I love every single thing about your blog: the name (!), the style, your writing, the beautiful serenity of your decorating aesthetic -- really, EVERYTHING!

Maybe it's because I'm working on a hat-themed idea at the moment myself, but when I saw the bulletin boards in your mudroom, I think I immediately got that you purposely chose that order of display so that it did NOT spell out H-A-T, yes? Just an idea, but what if it DID and you hung a collection of hats above or around the boards? Not that your arrangement isn't already lovely, you understand, just that I had this thought as soon as I saw the photo. Then again, maybe I should just get my own blog and stop horning in on everybody else's, eh? :)

Annelie said...

What a nice entrance to your house.
You did a great job, the colors are great!
Wish I had something like that in my house.

Went to Borders to find the magazine but no luck.
Next I will head to suggested Barnes, I'm dying to get my hands on that magazine.

Annelie

Laurie Jones said...

This really turned out great! Dads are the best project managers aren't they!!

dee dee said...

Great remix! A very inviting first impression!
Dee Dee

Kellie Collis said...

The father-daughter bonding is so sweet! I'm loving those brackets as well. Have a beautiful day, Kellie xx

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

What a wonderful space you have created!! I love the arrangement on the wall. So cute!

I just read your bio, and got a kick out of your blind date story. I met my hubby on a blind date. Never EVER did I think I would go on a blind date, let alone meet my future husband on one!

Your blog looks super cute! Can't wait to look around and follow :)

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

It's a fabulous mud room - everything really looks fantastic. You've got a great eye.

Madigan at madiganmade said...

Wonderful space! I have that pack of paper from Amy Butler - it is one of my favs. Love them in the frames.

poindextr said...

wonderfully imaginative transformation in a single day! What a treat to do the work with your dad. Lucky girl!

laxsupermom said...

I love the changes and I think it's great that you worked on it with your dad. I love the way you have the letters hung over each bulletin board. Great job!

Sarah @ Cozy.Cottage.Cute. said...

Wow, that looks great!

Lindy said...

I have to agree totally! Very nice remix and a very nice welcome to visitors!

{northern cottage} said...

oh pretty pretty pretty - I love your display!

Jena @ Involving Color said...

Angie, I love the way you decorated this shelf! I also really like the wall color. So pretty!

Rhiannon said...

love the amy butler prints you have framed! such a simple thing looks so fab

Jennifer said...

It looks great! The shelf is so unique!

FABULOUS job!

xoXOxo
Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

That looks great. I am envious that you have a spot for a mudroom! how cute to have your dad help.

iheartorganizing said...

This is SO great! Love the "art" in the frames! Such a great and inviting grouping you created!

Thanks for linking up and sharing with me!

xoxo,
Jen

Stef said...

Very cute, Angie! Love the separate bulletin boards and the cozy, decorated feel of the space! I need that!

Margo said...

This mudroom is adorable and I love the "vignette" you have on the wall.
Your style is great, and your blog is the first I am subscribing to in a long time!

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Cyndi @ The Decorating Chica said...

Great changes. Beautiful and functional!

Dee said...

I love the IKEA shelf brackets Angie & you have grouped everything so nicely to tie it all together. Our entrance is small with a glass partition leading into the main hallway so I am on the lookout for inspiration & I like the idea of the shelf .... Thanks

Dee at the Carlton

EveryDay Bloom said...

I like the concept of a mudroom as a Room too...you did a lovely job. I imagine it's nice to come home to such a sweet spot. Lynaea @ EveryDayBloom.com

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