I'm a wee bit excited to share this little happy makeover with you!
We've been having some updates done on our kitchen, and when we changed the color of our kitchen bar, I decided we might as well go for painting the mudroom too. This summer we changed the paint, granite and backsplash in our kitchen (mostly because I do lots of video and photo shooting in our kitchen, and I needed a brighter countertop space to work on to make my work a little easier)!
Sneak peek . . . our kitchen wasn't bad at ALL ~ the countertops were just dark and hard to photograph on, and apparently when you change the countertops in your kitchen, you usually have to change the backsplash too!
The Kitchen Before
The Kitchen After
When we bought our home, we picked the least expensive granite, because it was all we could afford at the time. It worked perfectly, and was absolutely the best decision then for our family then. (Even though I begged my hubby to upgrade our granite at the time, he knew we didn't need any unnecessary financial burden as we were anxious about moving and our finances during that season.)
Looking back I'm so thankful we waited, because it allowed us to get what we really wanted ~ the financial freedom of a paid off home!
The big bonus there? Now we get to have the kitchen I was dreaming of, and it's so much sweeter after waiting a bit.
So after paying off our home last summer and having a little more wiggle room in our budget, this was an upgrade I'd been dreaming of (especially to just make photography easier in our kitchen!)
Now for the Mudroom Makeover!
Our mudroom is sort of a catch all space combined with a little recessed area I use for a coffee nook.
It was covered in dark stained wood just like the kitchen, and while I loved how it hid any flaws in the wood (especially with kids slinging backpacks around . . . ), it always felt so dark and dreary. The cabinetry was dark, there's no light in that area of our home, and it just was always a dingy feeling space.
So since we were painting everything else anyways, I decided I might as well go for it and paint the mudroom too.
I am in love.
Mudroom Before . . .
Coffee Nook Before
Coffee Nook After
View of Both Before
View of Both After … (um, clearly. just cleaning was the mess in this one!) 🙂
If you are feeling overwhelmed.
Sick and tired of being at home.
And just need a little project today.
GO GRAB SOME PAINT IF YOU'VE GOT ROOM IN YOUR BUDGET.
It's pretty cheap.
(You can even buy the mismatched paint at the store).
It will change the way everything looks.
And might just brighten your space too .
Have YOU done anything to brighten up your home lately? I'd love to hear about it ~ leave a comment to share. (I love hearing from you!)
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