When we built our home we knew we didn’t want the laundry room where it initially was in the plans. We still had them plumb it and leave it there so we will have two laundry hookups and if we ever want a laundry room upstairs again we can have one (hello being old and not wanting to carry laundry up and down the stairs). We had it be our laundry room for a little over a year and then Zach and my grandpa plumbed a laundry room in our unfinished basement for us. I love the laundry down there because it is a bigger room and my drying racks can be out all the time. It is an out of sight out of mind thing also if I have piles of laundry that I just don’t want to do ha.
We knew we eventually wanted to re-do the laundry room upstairs to be a mudroom and to have lockers in it, it just wasn’t in the budget when we built our house and Zach being the handy man that he is knew he could build the exact lockers that I wanted on his own. I drew up what I wanted, showed him some inspiration of things I had seen in others homes, and he went to work on them.
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I knew I wanted our mudroom to be a pretty space, they so easily can be forgotten about and it is the first room that you see when you walk in from our garage. I wanted the walls to be happy and to have something special to them, I wanted doors on all the lockers (which had to be custom ordered and aren’t quite done yet) to hide all the messes and it to be a clean place. It is a smaller room so I wanted it to be bright, happy, and somewhere that we looked forward to putting our things away at.
I knew I wanted the lockers to be white with a wood stained bench to really brighten up the space, but when it came to the walls I wanted them to be something that caught your eye and really made the white lockers pop. I saw this muted floral wallpaper from Walls Need Love and knew it was exactly what I wanted. The lighter print to the floral doesn’t make the space feel smaller, the large print isn’t too busy, and it is a place that is truly a happy place. I also wanted somewhere to hang King’s school work from preschool. I love having it up, but don’t love it in my kitchen so this framed magnet strip that Zach made is perfect. We still get to enjoy Kings projects and see it, but it isn’t cluttered or in our main living space.
The Walls Need Love wallpaper was so easy to install with it being peel and stick wallpaper. Zach did the entire room in just a little bit over an hour and didn’t complain once about it being hard to put up. I was the one to order it and it was so simple. Zach gave me the measurements, I typed them in on their website, it told me how many sheets I needed, I ordered and DONE!
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While we completely re-did our laundry room to be a mudroom, my next project is to wallpaper our bathroom (Zach just doesn’t know it yet) because it can so simply make a simple space something truly amazing with little effort. I also love that the wallpaper comes right back off the walls if you decide you want something different and you can even reuse it on other walls.
I am loving our mudroom and how functional it is. I can’t wait to see the doors go on the lockers and the wooden bench be placed! I will for sure share with you babes as soon as they come.
I would love to know which space you would simply re-vamp with a little Walls Need Love wallpaper to give it a fresh new look in the comments below!