We Bought a Farmhouse

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And Our Mudroom Reno Begins ... Now!

Hi friends, long time no chat about home projects. The holidays were, like they are for everyone, hectic. Traveling, working, being as festive as all heck with Christmas movies, cookie baking and decorating takes a lot out of ya. After the holidays were over, and with everything going on in the world, with politics among other things, I had to unplug my brain for a bit. Josh has been working hard at keeping up with our guest bathroom installation, but I kind of hit a wall and did a lot of much needed relaxation and doing nothing. I've been in full on hibernation mode, and loving every second of it. I actually love the month of January because the world seems still and quiet, and it's always a month I look forward to because of that.

But now, I'm mostly recharged and ready to tackle a project I've been thinking about for months: our mudroom. Not an exciting project because it's so small in comparison to the other things we've taken on, but it's such an important room in the house. One we use every day. And I was just ready to go with a design plan in my head.

For this project, we'll be taking down the existing trim, installing a faux shiplap half wall for some texture, repainting the room and closet door white, repairing, reconfiguring and finishing the closet, building some storage seating and installing new coat hooks to the walls. And you know, some other fun design elements, too. I realized how much potential this space had, and we've just been using it all wrong since moving in. Once we're done, our mudroom will be so much more functional and allow us to be that much more organized.

Here's what my inspiration has been:

Photo creds: Top New England Home, Bottom Left Making It In The Mountains, Bottom Right Unknown

The start of the project.

Current status.

I'm hoping to have this done by the beginning of Spring. But, as we all know, things always take about three times as long to finish, so we'll see. I'm itching to get this done, though, and can't wait to see the finished space. Here we go again!


  1. I'm excited to see the after school photo! You make me want to buy a farmhouse. It's too expensive in Los Angeles:(

  2. I always enjoy seeing your projects!!