Monday, September 17, 2012

Mudroom Gets Groovy

 The mudroom is ready for the Meg Braff Up In A Tree Bamboo Green install!  (If you missed it, I decided to put this wallpaper in my mudroom...read more here).  

The install is happening TODAY!

 

How did this all go down?  Ya'll know I had to have this paper *somewhere* in my house!  Literally about a month ago, I was walking around my house with the sample swatch desperately trying to find it's home.  That's when it happened.  That light bulb moment.  I recalled Annie Selke's  garage painted in brightly colored vertical stripes (see here).  This transcended into her mudroom.  She was quoted saying "Why live like a cave dweller?" 


annie selke's striped garage makeover
Annie Selke's Garage Makeover Courtesy House Beautiful

Suddenly, it all made sense!  Now granted, I'm not painting vertical stripes in my garage/mudroom.  But it's the same concept.  Why can't a transitional, usually functional space have pizazz and spunk!? 

Introducing, the before photos of my mudroom.  It will never be the same again.  (Thank Goodness)

And Annie, honey, thank you for the inspiration that I've held onto for years!  I have finally put it to good use!!!


 



 







 
So now it should all make sense...here's that mudroom door I wanted to paint in a high gloss...The choices were a) turquoise, b) tangerine, c) yellow, d) black lacquer e) other...

 I decided to go the turquoise route for starters. I am starting with Benjamin Moore Tropicana Cabana 2048-50 first. I've done the first coat. Will let it sit overnight and see how it looks once the paper is installed tomorrow. If it's not bold enough I also bought the next darker turquoise, Ben Moore Poolside Blue 2048-40. If I'm not in love with that, then I'll do the black lacquer!


 




Look for "after" photos of the mudroom later this week!

xoxoxo
Heather




15 comments:

barbara@hodge:podge said...

Oooh, it is going to be great!

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

OMG, I can't wait to see both the paper and the paint....will be looking for your post tomorrow...

StagerLinda said...

So excited to see your reveal. Thanks for all the different views so I could get a real feel for the space. Love that paper and the door.
You are a 'go big or go home' girl!

Jessie said...

I love your fearless use of pattern and color. I always love a bold designer!

Very chic wallpaper by the way, I can't wait to see it on your walls!

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

Kim said...

Heather, first let me state I am extremely envious of the size of your mudroom!!! And now ... the new look is going to make it rock ... and you will SMILE so big everytime you walk through the door. And again when you peak back over your shoulder once you've passed through!! Can't wait to see the Reveal!! xo

charmaine said...

Yay for turquoise!

Salim Reza said...

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Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

You are the pizazz queen! Love the door and I am too excited about seeing the afters.

Cre8ive Motives said...

I just saw your wallpaper post. I love love love it! I'm sooo excited...can't wait to see more :)

C.A. @ How To Be A Heroine said...

Oooh! I'm excited to see the finished result!!! I'm sure it's going to be awesome! :)

The Governors Daughter said...

this is all so very exciting...! makes me want to get up and create something!

The Governors Daughter said...

this is all so very exciting...! makes me want to get up and create something!

Kirby said...

need to see the after posts stat girlfriend. don't keep us hanging!

Taylor Greenwalt said...

I think its going to look amazing! Cant wait to see it finished.

Lil' Momma said...

We go out of town, and you go crazy!!!! Love, love that paper and know it will look fantastic when you get it all done.

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