Sunday, October 27, 2013

From Back Porch to Fab Mud Room Part 1--The Pantry

We've been helping a friend for the past few months on her mudroom.  It started when she wanted to install a new back door.  We helped her pick one up and after spending the day with her, we were as excited as she was about the changes she wanted to make.  The best part was that she really wanted to learn how to do everything so she could make changes to other rooms later on. 

The room started off as pretty much just a room between the driveway and the house. 

She wanted a pine tongue and groove ceiling.  We added 2x4 supports and insulation prior to adding the tongue and groove.  We painted it with watered down white paint before hanging it.

She really wanted a stained concrete floor.  We worked and worked on it to prepare it for concrete, but it turned out that it was going to cost $850 and the guy wouldn't be able to come out for 6-8 weeks...  Onto PLAN B....

 Next came the pantry.  New doors,  new tongue and groove ceiling, lots and lots of shelves... 


We put everything in here yesterday and there's still a ton of extra room! 

We found these knobs at Hobby Lobby.

The glass in the door looks beautiful with the sun hitting it.

 We have had so much fun helping her make this into a beautiful room.  Stay tuned for my next post on the rest of the renovation!
Thanks for your visit!


  1. What a great friend you are! You make everything look so wonderful (and easy!)

  2. How exciting. Its fun to work on things around the house. But it is even more fun, I think to help someone else... see their ideas and dreams come to fruition!
    can't wait to see the rest.
    Glad you were able to be flexible with the floor. Hope she likes it.

  3. What a sweet friend you are Pam...her mudroom looks great!

  4. What a great space you are creating for your friend. I bet she can't wait to start using the room. Such a sweet couple you and your husband are to help her.

  5. What a great job! Everything looks beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  6. I would love to be so handy and know how to do things like you do. Her room is looking great.

  7. Great Job. Each and everything in this is looking fabulous. You are really very good friends. Keep up the good work.

  8. What an amazing transformation!! Love how she's turning this room into such a bright and useful place.
    Mary Alice

  9. Wow, this is fabulous. I love all that storage too. Don't forget you can still link up to my Inspire Me Tuesday party at Hugs, Marty

  10. Looks wonderful Pam! Love the ceiling and the tile looks beautiful too! Can't wait to see more. Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  11. Wow! Such an amazing different. I love all that storage too!


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