Mini Mudroom Reveal! - One Room Challenge

Welcome to the final reveal of my mini mudroom. As part of the ORC more than 200 linking participants accepted the challenge to decorate a space in just 6 short weeks. Funnily, I considered this space a "no-brainer" because of it's tiny size, but little did I know how much mental planning it would require.
 I further maintained a sort of laid back attitude, until time; Father time, nearly caught up with me (ha!). Eventually, towards the end, I developed some serious momentum :).

So, let's take a look at the space before the makeover, (useful but lacking total functionality and accessibility). 

Now, let's see the transformation that occurred after the necessary changes...

BEFORE                                        AFTER

The wallpaper is my favorite part of the room. I purchased it at Target on clearance, and it was well worth it because it totally transformed the small area. The mudroom went from blah to ah with the mere addition of it. Never in a million years would I have considered installing wallpaper but this one makes it all the worthwhile because of its peel and stick capability. It was super-easy to put up, and will be even easier to take down should the need arise.

I purchased these beautiful canvas art more than a year ago to use in my master closet but never got to hanging them.

Can you believe both phrases are printed in two separate languages? 

1. Haute Couture is French for High Fashion and
2. Alta Moda is Italian, also for High Fashion

Presumably, it all worked together for good because these high fashion ladies walked right into my tiny little mudroom having no qualms about it 😉.

I think this other piece goes without saying...


Wall Hanging Unit - for schoolwork and library books.

These woven bins make me very excited because they are very sturdy, and mimic the look of straw/wicker. Even a close-up view does not giveaway the fact they are faux. The bins are constructed of a material called polypropylene rope. The texture is similar to that of an electrical or cable wire. They will be used to store winter accessories for the kids (hats, gloves etc.). 

The cute little magnetic animals will help them personally identify their bin. I attached metal labels to the bins to mount the magnets on.

Coat hooks, yay! Now the kids can hang their coats with ease; no more coat hangers. 

Dual-purpose furniture (bench and shoe stand). 

You are currently looking at the ceiling (painted black). The white strip in the center is 1 of 2 sensor-operated lights added to the mudroom. The other was placed directly under the shelving unit that is mounted on the back wall.
The lights really superceded my expectations as they are extremely bright and function as they should. I figured that was the best direction to take for such a small room. As you may notice, the rest of the ceiling is sloped so I painted it white to create the illusion of a bigger space. can I forget the first thing you see before entering the room - our lovely door.  It chimed in on the makeover and received a fresh coat of paint, along with spray-painted oil rubbed bronze accessories. All the knobs, hinges, and strike plates in the house are brass. So now I need to upgrade them all to match this one. To see how I achieved the look, go HERE.


I must admit how much my heart pined (still does) for this room to use as my sewing space, and seeing it in its improved state makes it even more difficult (sigh).

Another room conquered and I'm pleased. I look back and reminisce on the day I relayed plans of redoing the mudroom to a friend. The reaction was that of laughter followed by, "All you need to do is just straighten up the shelves," implying it was ok as-is. In a sense that was true, if you look back at the before, but I needed to get more out of the space.

Well, today I am the one laughing and by golly, I think I do it best 😃. 

My Current Mood - Happy

Huge thanks to Linda for the effort she puts into ensuring the ORC stays afloat. Also, to you my readers, thanks for stopping by. I wish for you a very warm and peaceful weekend! Check out the other spaces here

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  1. such an inspiration! I have a tiny closet, I will redo it as well!

  2. Love it Delia! It turned out so well! That is funny about your friend, I think some people are just more sensitive to the aesthetics of a space than others. But you did get the last laugh, it looks great! Form and function!

    1. Thank you Danielle :) Re my friend - a great person with good intentions who I'm also certain will love this space :).

  3. The wallpaper is such a great statement for a small space! Love it!

  4. this is such a great use of space! i love the patterns and all of the fun animal touches!

    1. Thanks Cassie :). I tried to make it fun for the kids.

  5. this is such a cute space! i love the wallpaper. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  6. Small spaces certainly can be more challenging. You did such a wonderful job of incorporating so much into a wee space. Love the wallpaper and the magnetic animals!

  7. I don't know how you wall papered in such a small area, but you made miracles happen, I have wallpapered before and it is not an easy task!I love how fun and unexpected this space is! You did a wonderful job:)

    1. Thanks Summer:) I found it fairly easy to hang. The hardest part was cutting it at an angle.

  8. Delia, what a fantastic transformation! Love the wallpaper and all of the shots of pink. Great job!

  9. I really like the wallpaper too :) And adding a bench was such a smart idea (I'm one of those weirdos that likes to sit when I put on my shoes!)

    1. Thank you Nicole. Our dining chairs were the usual seating, so it had to happen.

  10. It is sooo beautiful I love it. Very relaxing and natural. oil painting large
    The white stands out from the subtle background colors. Great on my grey wall. green and gold painting
    My husband and I were looking for a long time for something for above our fireplace. We just knew we wanted something colorful to be a pop of color in the room. This was the only option that we agreed on, and I was hesitant as it was a lot more inexpensive than other options we were looking at. We just got it today and I absolutely love it. Glad I bought it. canvas colorful paintings
    I was really pleased with this, super vibrant colours, very quirky, nicely done and looks top quality. beautiful girl painting