Paint Is Amazing –Mudroom Progress
Our mudroom has been given a temporary face lift! I finally got around to slapping a few coats of paint on this little room. I’ve decided that picking a small room to start our “in the meantime” fixes was a good idea because it won’t be long before it’s all done. I think if I had started in the kitchen I would be feeling a little bit overwhelmed. This is a smaller space with a closer finish line. And crossing that finish line will be the injection of satisfaction and motivation that will carry me into the kitchen – the reason this room got started to begin with. Let me remind you of what the room looked like a few weeks ago.
And here it is today. After covering those awful blue doors and the trim with a few coats of semi-gloss white and the walls with Utterly Beige by Sherwin Williams. I also swapped that ugly old melamine white shelving unit for a solid wood black one I used in my office in our last house. This area will be used to store our home maintenance, cleaning and dog supplies – not the prettiest things. I attempted to doll it up a bit buy storing some things in wicker baskets – again that I already had. Did I succeed? You tell me. It’s hard to make rubber gloves and toilet bowl cleaner look good.
We’re not done in here yet. We still have a pretty extensive to-do list.
1. Caulk around the trim.
2. Figure out something to make that floor look better.
3. Give the trim one final coat of paint – it seems to be showing blue through it in pictures.
4. Hang some art.
And we’re open to suggestions about the floor. I’ve been doing some research and I’m hearing mixed reviews about painting the linoleum. I’m a bit nervous to try it. Even though this isn’t a permanent fix, the floors need to stand up to the wear and tear of two people (this is the door closest to the bbq – so it will be getting lots of use come summer time) and a pretty heavy dog for the next year. What do you guys think we should do in here? Throw a rug down and call it a day? Take a chance and try painting them? Or do you have a different solution to our floor problems? If you do, I’d love to hear it!