Hey all! How was your weekend? It was lovely here and I got most of the outdoor decor up. Just a couple more strands of lights and we’re done! (And it’s supposed to be near 60 all week – crazy!) It’s SO nice to have it up before the cold hits!
Today we’re continuing with another space in our house tour that we’ve had going all year – this month was supposed to be just foyers, but I’m adding in mud rooms as well. We’ll finish up with laundry rooms next month. :)
We recently changed up our laundry/mud room by moving the washer and dryer to the new laundry in the basement, so we have a dedicated space for our mud room off the garage now. Let. me. tell. you. It is AWESOME. It still has no storage, the baseboards have been torn out (for a YEAR), the walls need paint badly, but it doesn't matter. We luuuuuurve it!!
It’s a long way off from looking cute again, but at this point I don’t care:
There’s MUCH to be said for just being able to walk through a space!! :)
Our entry way has cathedral ceilings and is just a tiled area open to the rest of the house. I found some old pics to show how the space has changed over the years – first, just after we moved in when I installed the wainscoting:
And then with a new rug, a little table and some art:
Notice the pink walls? Yeah, they were everywhere. SO GLAD to be rid of them!
I added a Craigslist dresser a couple years ago and not much has changed since:
One of the big projects I’d like to tackle next year is the tile:
It’s a gray tile that we picked out to go with those lovely pink walls so it comes across a little purple. We could have taken some of the tile out and extended the wood floors last fall, but I thought it would be best to keep the tile there for the winters. I didn’t want to stress about wet shoes/boots and snow on the wood floors. I’d love to do a creamy tile in a brick pattern perhaps?
I painted the inside of the door black last year (I showed you the how-to here):
I still plan on painting all of our interior doors darker – I love the look! That project is 349 on the long list. ;)
That dresser will get a paint job soon too – the black looks a little heavy for me now. I’m just waiting till I decide on the perfect color. It’s always a fun spot to decorate – right now it’s super simple with fall-inspired decor:
You can see more of how the foyer has changed over time here!
Now I can’t wait to see your entryways – foyers, hallways, mud rooms – whatever you make functional for your family!
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