If you watch my stories on Instagram you saw our mudroom renovation. It took a few hours and costed us under $100.
Trip to Lowe’s
We took a quick trip to Lowe’s and found the wood we needed for our faux shiplap. We had them cut the board into 3″ strips. The board was $32, and the cuts were .15 a cut.
Prep the Area
Brandon cut a hole in the wall to pull wire. Then we found and marked for studs, measured the width and cut our 3″ pieces to size. We hung the boards with brad nails. Nailing into the studs and in between.
We used a quarter to add a small space in between the boards.
I patched up the nail holes with spackle. We got the quick drying spackle so work fast. After it dried I sanded it down as well as sanding the boards for a smooth finish.
After sanding I took a dry cloth and made sure all the dust, and wood I sanded was off the area I would be painting. Next we took paintable caulk and caulked around the edges of the boards. It took about 30 min for it to dry and we taped off the area.
We had white paint around the house that we used for these boards. I think next time It would be easier to prep and paint the boards prior to installing them.
I did about two coats and finished there. In my opinion I would suggest in areas like the mudroom to add a protective clear coat to the area to protect and add longevity to the paint.
Now the easy part decorate the room. I added these two baskets I had in our linen closet. These are to hold hats, gloves, scarves for the winter. In the other basket I store things for Aria that we can grab and go. Toys, dance shoes, etc.
This is a dresser we made into a cat box. It hides the cat box well and traps the smell of the litter box too. It’s nice to look at and functional.
I just added a galvanized tray I got as a gift used some old lemonade glasses and candles wanting to keep the area simple.
The sign above the dresser is a sign I got on clearance from Hobby Lobby. I loved the font, and the frame tied the bench and the baskets all together.
The door will eventually be painted Twinkly Green by Sherwin Williams, but like all home projects sometimes procrastination happens.
Last but not least this cute light fixture was an amazon find. For $16 it was a great price for a small area light fixture.
The decor were things I already had and the sign was a purchase I made before moving in, the baskets were in a different area storing blankets I didn’t need anymore.
Really the only things out of our pocket was the cost of the wood, and the nails needed for the job.
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Light Fixture: Amazon || White Baskets: Target Dollar Spot (similar) || Wood: Lowe’s || Brad Nailer: Lowe’s (similar) || Miter Saw: Lowe’s (similar)|| Circular Saw: Lowe’s (similar) || Brown Baskets: Shopko (similar)|| Bench Stain: Walnut Gel Stain || Sign: Hobby Lobby (similar)|| Dresser: Thrifted || Cinnamon Broom: Sprout’s