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Before and after -- the laundry/mud room reveal

Whoohoo, the reveal day is here -- I'm done with the laundry and mud room makeover! The main goal of these updates was to add more functional storage, and I definitely accomplished that.  And even with all of that new storage, this has become the prettiest room in the house! It is so lovely! Marrying form and function is my favorite...

How to create a feature wall that makes a BIG statement!

Hey there! I just have some minor tweaks to make in the laundry/mud room and I'm DONE! I'm hoping to share it with you next week. :) Whew, this one has worn me out, but I love it so very much. It's SO pretty. This latest addition on the big empty wall has made the whole space! When we moved the upper cabinets, I knew this wall would feel pretty...

Your sofa search is over! {This one is comfy, easily cleaned and a great price!}

Oh happy day!! I've been waiting for our latest delivery for nearly five months! When we moved into this house, I knew I wanted to do matching sofas set up across from each other in our family room. I LOVE symmetry.  I wanted them to be plain, regular sofas with no chaise or sectional set up, and we already had this sofa from our...

The easiest way to tile a backsplash {Less mess!}

Whew, I'm almost done with my latest room update! I'll share links to all of the projects I've completed in our laundry/mud room at the end of the post -- just in case you missed one. Can't have that. The tile project I'm sharing today is one of my favorites I've ever done -- first of all because it was SO easy (I'll share why in a minute) and...

Tips for making builder cabinets look custom

I'm nearing the end of my latest room makeover and I'm SO happy with how it looks! Just one more big project and a few small ones to complete before the final reveal! You can read about all of the big changes to our mud/laundry room storage situation here.  Here's a reminder of what we started with on this wall:  We hid the...

How to cut crown molding for easy installation

Do you ever putt off attempting a DIY project (or any project!) because you've convinced yourself that it will be super difficult? I've had that happen many times over the years, but I find that if I do my research and just TRY...it's never as bad as I think it will be. Most of the time it's the easy projects that give me fits. ;) Cutting and installing...

Easy DIY laundry shelf over washer and dryer

Well hello! The mud/laundry room changes continue, and this project is an oldie but goodie. This is the second time I've added a DIY shelf unit behind our top loader washer and dryer -- I love them!  This room is turning out so beautifully, but it has tested me! I've had problems with almost every DIY project I've worked...

Where to buy butcher block countertops {that you can bring home today}

If you've read this blog for any length of time, you know I'm a HUGE fan of wood counters, or butcher block as it's often called. I've used them in both of our houses in a number of rooms over the years. One of the most common questions I get is where I've purchased the wood counters I've used around our home. I'm sharing all of the...

THE cutest {cat} door ever!

I'm back with more progress on Project Add More Storage in our mud/laundry space! It's coming together so beautifully! I've been adding storage, changing up storage and moving things around to make this room function so much better for us.  Last I left you, I finished up the simple shelves at the end of the closet in that...

How to utilize the dead space in a closet

Hey there! Now that the garage is all decluttered and organized, I've been focusing more on the changes in our mud/laundry room again.  I shared my plan for adding a ton more storage and other changes to make this room work even better for us a couple weeks ago. I'm so excited about these changes! They've already made a BIG...

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