Bah! It’s here. It’s reveal day for all of the amazing One Room Challenge spaces!
Despite doing this many many times, the weeks never seem to get longer and we always seem to be rushing to the finish line. This time was no different! We decided to tackle our laundry room/mudroom area since it was beyond cluttered and needed a little love.
Let’s take a stroll down memory lane, shall we? When we first moved in, it looked like this…
Green, peach and laminate floors, oh my! The candy apple green color wasn’t exactly speaking to me, so I ended up painting with some leftover paint just to make it feel a bit brighter shortly after we moved in. Then, when we did the kitchen, we ordered cabinets that matched the wood island. Although it was no longer green and peach, nothing was fully installed and the leftover paint was a short term fix.
After dreaming up our ideal space, here was the design plan that we originally pulled together!
And now thanks to the ORC, here’s where we ended up!
The walls were painted in a pretty off white, BM’s White Dove, while the mudroom area got a little hint of green to play homage to the original state of the room (kidding, but I do really love this sage color!) with BM’s Carolina Gull.
Normally this time of year the trees are in full bloom here in Michigan, and I love to put it throughout the house. But since we’re a bit delayed a little greenery works instead!
I moved a few plants from the kitchen window ledge into here and we’ll see how they do – I love how they look in the baskets and I can always move them back if they start to look ill or I want more folding room!
The bench was the easiest DIY ever! I was debating on a built in or freestanding option, and am so happy with the final decision. The space isn’t very wide, so I can move it out if it ever gets in the way, but we still have the functionality of a bench when we need it. Win, win!
The original lighting was florescent tubes, so swapping that out for this fun lantern (that also plays off of the kitchen lights!) made a huge impact.
Ps. Did you know Target sells those valances now? They’re super cute and come in two colors. They’re just velcro so you can hang them at a few different heights easily, and I’m tempted to use them in more spaces after how pretty and simple it looks in here!
My little shadow, aka Kuma, photobombed so many pictures during this reveal that I feel she deserves her own close up. Complete with a beard full of “spring” 😛 She says thanks so much for stopping by, and the rug is super comfortable!
And that’s officially a wrap! Although we unfortunately didn’t get everything on our list checked off (more on the “why” on that later!) I’m so happy with the transformation and hope you enjoyed the photos! Before you go, be sure to check out all of the amazing reveals between the designers and participants, I dare you to not get sucked in!
Now just to keep it clean 😛
**Sources coming asap!