Do you see that smile? That’s the smile of a girl who’s hated this room for 10 years and finally turned it into the mudroom of her dreams.  One that is both beautiful AND functional, something her husband didn’t think was possible:)  For real though, I’m so excited to share all the info on this mudroom makeover with you guys! It’s been a journey but one that I am so proud of!  

This whole room started with the inspiration of this gorgeous black and white marble tile.  I have always loved the timeless look and feel of this pattern and am still pinching myself that it’s in my house!  I got this tile from Alexander James Tile.  It’s THIS white marble tile,  and THIS black marble tile. Alexander James hast the prettiest tile, I used it in our bathroom makeover as well, and code ALLIE gets you 15% off your whole order!  I love how the Revere Pewter trim plays off the tile and brings a little warmth to it.  

Another important aspect to this mudroom was CLOSED storage:)  I love this high gloss floating cabinet from IKEA.  It’s actually 3 BESTA CABINETS that we hung side by side and screwed together.  It now houses all of our crafting items/printer/and office supplies!  

I just added a 1/2″ piece of plywood on the top to make it look like a buffet, and then these cute Target lights were the perfect addition for some ambiance at night:) I also added my favorite faux greenery to a thrifted vase for a little pop of green to break up all the black and white: )

The bowl on the buffet makes a perfect dropping spot for keys, sunglasses and all the misc. items:) And I am so in love with these neutral floral prints from collection prints.  They are called Dried Floral 1 & 2 and I framed them with the IKEA Ribba frames.  

The other closed storage I added was this PAX system from IKEA.  It’s all fully customizable so I added a coat rack and 4 pull out baskets in each one, perfect for coats, shoes, and winter gear!  Since I wanted them to look custom, I built them into the wall and added this cute little desk area in the middle. 

I love how the butcher block warms up the space and the little stool softens it.  It’s the perfect area to take a little break or for the kids to find some quiet while doing school.  A necessity for homeschooling!  These gold vases are my favorite from Target, and I spray painted this window after the floors were in to match the rest of the house.  It’s the best trick and works every time! I have a whole blog post and tutorial written about it here.  

I also love having a full length mirror in here so I can check myself before I head out the door.  This mirror is so sleek and modern and pulled in just the right feel for the spot!  

If you were following along with me on Instagram, you know I had Ryan purchase the cheapest flat steel door we could get, because I had an idea.  Well, my idea of gluing on planks *almost didn’t work when they kept slipping and falling, but after figuring out a way to nail a board into the trim to hold them in place while they set up, I am so glad I persevered because it WORKED!  I added this super sleek and modern door knob and I’m in love with how it turned out!  

The last area is this peg wall.  I decided to run the board and batten from the kitchen area around the wall and in here and I’m so glad I did.  It really ties the two rooms together and I love the functional hanging space on the is wall that’s hidden.  And so does Ryan:)  I added these screw in wood pegs and painted them simply white to match the wall.  I also searched forever to find a bench to fit this space.  I needed it narrow enough to fit in the little alcove and not stick out.  I love the rustic look of it and again, loved adding some warmth to this area:) You can find the bench HERE.  

I love how the two wall treatments meet in the corner.  It defines each space and brings in even more visual interest.  

And the black ceiling is still giving me all the dramatic vibes and I love it so much!  

I even added some horns for Ryan and a sweet picture of our Jules:) 

Now to finish the garage that attaches to this pretty mudroom and I am going to be one happy Minnesota gal this winter!  No more lugging groceries in the freezing cold and no more boots and snowpants all over my kitchen! Wohoo!! Make sure you’re following along over on my Instagram for all the behind the scenes and DIY of how I create these spaces!! 


Ceiling– Onyx by Benjamin Moore in satin

White walls — Simply White by Benjamin Moore in satin

Trim and vertical shiplap — Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore in satin


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