Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Before and after of the mud room.........

You can see some before photos here and here

Here are a couple of before photos:


Well as you can see the major change is there are now closet doors on the closet and no holes in the drywall above the closet.  
 I had painted the door to "nowhere" last Fall but dh put a frame around it to finish it off.  The door still does not open but does look more finished now.
 I bought a couple of cushions for the bench; dh curses them up and down everytime he sits on the bench!!
 We finished off and painted the frame to the door leading into the kitchen.  That was the original back door to the house, so we have exposed wall there.
Another view of the exposed wall.
 This is inside of the closet.  We reused what was already there.
The door to the outside and the window. 
Total for this project, probably in the range of $250 to $300.  The closet doors were around $120 and we needed a lot of trim and we had to buy drywall and plaster.  I did just use what paint I had on hand and we did use whatever wood we could, but there was barely any trim work in this room.

12 comments:

anexactinglife.com said...

The "before" pic looks much better than anything in my house! I like the way you completed and accessorized the area. I never think of those finishing touches.

Lena said...

Looks great!! I really like your bench and exposed brick.

Jane said...

I LOVE the exposed wall and hopefully you'll find a buyer who does too! Nicely done Gill!

Sandy said...

Lovely. And tell hubby that it's about the look. Ha ha. My hubby says the same thing.

Terra said...

Wonderful improvements to your closet and home, and by the way, the floor looks handsome too.

DeniseinVA said...

A lot of hard work there but you and hubby have done a wonderful job. It looks great!

Jane and Chris said...

It looks great..I'm sure such a a large mud room will be an asset to selling.
Jane x

j said...

I love it. Especially the exposed wall. And the closet looks so nice

Rose said...

I love it both before and after. And I love that exposed wall, too.

EG CameraGirl said...

The exposed wall is fabulous! Good job!

William Kendall said...

The exposed wall looks beautiful!

Terrific work!

Winifred said...

It looks brilliant. Wish I had a cupboard like that.