Mudroom – hooks and trim

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This weekend we continued to work on our new mudroom.  It’s coming along quite nicely.  We tiled the floor two weeks ago and grouted it last week, and I LOVE the way it turned out!  We also built a small deck off the back last weekend, but we still need to add steps to it. (If you follow me on instagram, you will have seen those pics).  So this weekend was all about trim work and hooks and finishing the wall where the washer and dryer will go.

We used beadboard on that wall, because 1 – we both greatly dislike drywall, and try to limit where we use it, and 2 – it’s easier to remove than drywall if we ever need to get behind the wall for plumbing repairs, and 3 – I love beadboard.

The windows don’t open, but they were free, and add some light to what could be a dark space.  My husband built the framing around the window and added soft corners to the bottom – no bumped noggins on window corners, plus, it’s really pretty.

And the doorway from the kitchen into the mudroom is finished now.  Just needs some sanding and painting. I love the big chunky look. We won’t be hanging a door here, it will just be an opening into the space.

Shaker pegs, how I love thee.  Two rows, I love thee even more. I love the clean simple look. I love the ease of hanging something – very important with children. I love the versatility – you can hang anything. I love the way they look when nothing is on the wall.

So, that’s how the mudroom looks this morning.  It’s coming along quite nicely, I think.  I still haven’t picked out paint colors for the room.  So many options to choose from.