Building a Bench

This is my friend Rachel’s mud room.  She asked me to help her take out the cabinet and reconfigure a place for a bench, shoe storage and coats.


Before: No where to store boots and coats


After: A bench, cubbies for shoes, and hooks for coats

I didn’t do the painting.  Rachel did. The wall color is called Elephant Ear.  The stain color on the bench is Jacobean

Mudroom Update

Changes to this laundry/ mudroom made it time to paint.

Silver Crest by Benjamin Moore

The new color is Silver Crest by Benjamin Moore.  The paint used was Super Paint by Sherwin-Williams.

Now the room is fresh and clean making doing the laundry more pleasant.

Mudroom Update

This is my mudroom.  It  has a lot going on.  I have cats & dogs with stuff.  I have kids & a husband that also use this room.

I was tired of the colors and it wasn’t functioning well.  I removed the molding.  I added this cabinet which has its own story on my Fun Projects page.

New colors are Hearts of Palm and Kaffee by Sherwin-Williams

Now it is updated and functional.  I used the color blocking idea that is popular in art right now and applied it to this room.  The Hearts of Palm color by Sherwin-Williams (upper half ) is too light to hide the dirt my dogs get on the walls so I painted the bottom Kaffee by Sherwin-Williams.   I used a level and pencil to mark a line around the room.  Then I used Frog Tape to get that crisp line.