Our mud room/laundry room has been getting a lot of attention lately. We all of a sudden came up with a bunch of ideas on how we want to improve it. First of all, we got rid of the old baby blue color, that I thought made the mud room look dingy and it just didn’t flow or blend with the rest of the house. So we painted the room a nice cheery, pale yellow Benjamin Moore paint called Soleil. We painted our guest room that color last year, and absolutely love it. Its pale, soft, cheery, and sunshiny. And it’s not too dark and not too light. Perfect. So we thought this room needed a little cheering up too and the Soleil color did just that.
And, the bigger news is that my hubby just finished building, staining, and installing some awesome custom shelving units. I LOVE these, they are a great use of the space, and they give me so much more storage and pantry space.
He built them with good quality pine, and we used wood conditioner and then a natural stain. We got the idea from my Aunt Connie who has shelves just like this in her mud room, then found these Williams-Sonoma shelves. I printed off the picture for Will, we took some measurements and he got to work!
He has turned our garage into a wood-working shop, and he’s pretty happy out there in his man room/work space. In fact, he’s out there now working on another project we have for the laundry/mud room. I’ll be showing some more upcoming DIY improvements later. But for now, I’ll be enjoying the new shelves!