Sunday, April 21, 2013

Mudroom Makeover Plans

Yesterday I mentioned that I was on the serious hunt for some x benches for a little project I like to call "Proceed-to-redecorate-without-the-other-half-knowing."   Yes, we did just return from a major vacay from the magical world of Disney.  EG has said we're on a spending freeze.  (Which usually means I start planning like crazy behind his back so when he gives me the go ahead to start buying again, I know exactly what I want).  So...welcome to my inspiration board for the mudroom makeover for exactly when the spending freeze has been lifted. 

You'll recall I'm determined to make the Kelly Wearstler "esque" lamps fit into this mudroom.  I scored these at Home Goods for a mere $40 bux a pop. 

I'd love to put these babies on the West Elm Parson's Console Table.   I know this is just a mudroom but I'm going to style it like an entryway. 

I found these x benches and I love how they already have black legs.  (PS, I didn't even know Linen's n Things still existed!)  And I found fabric from "Calico" called Seeing Spots Noir that would be fabulous as bench covers (incidentally, I used Seeing Spots Jazz berry as the table cover for my Napa party).  

If I wanted to seriously mix the black and white, I could add the Ikea Stockholm Rand  rug into the mix. 

I have the back mudroom door painted turquoise right now.  I would repaint it lacquer black. 

And I will need a pop of color in there!  I received a fabulous Jonathan Adler Jackie O pillow for Christmas that would make a great accent pillow on the mudroom bench in there along with a few other pops of powerful pink! 

(I don't have the bench pictured but you can see it in the mudroom photos.  I would like to make a DIY fabric bench). 

Add some artwork... And voila

What do you think?

Ok, now I gotta go talk to EG about lifting that spending freeze....

Heather | Vivid Hue Home


tjaklitsch said...

You can use code April20 to get 20% off those LNT benches, but only until tomorrow.

I like the cream "eco-leather" (who is the marketing genius who came up with that phrase?), but the fabric you chose is nice, too . . . .

designchic said...

You're going to have one fabulous mudroom - can't wait to see when the freeze is over!! Love the lamps you got at Home Goods ~

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

I know all about these "freezes"!
Seriously, I think the door is going to look marvelous painted lacquer black, especially with the new accessories that have been added over time.
This is not just a Mud Room, this is a Grand Second Entry!
Love it!

Barbara Matson said...

Once things have thawed, that mudroom will be one chic space!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

I'm with you sister. It sounds fab to me!!

Andrea said...

Haha, your strategy sounds all too familiar! This is going to look fantastic!!

The Glam Pad

Kim said...

I love your strategy and while I hate to see the turquoise go away ... I love a glossy black!! Good luck missy! xo said...

that wallpaper is heaven! love!

The Pink Pagoda said...

You're going to have the chicest mudroom in existence. Can't wait to see it!

Unknown said...

I adore this paper and mirror and the painted french door. It's going to be over the top gorge...hope the freeze lifts!
xo Nancy