10.02.2012

Mudroom...


While I re-painted stairs this weekend, PRH added a second and third coat of spackle on the mudroom walls. Remember what this room looked like before? I wish you could've smelled it. PUKE! There are a couple tricky things about the mudroom; the first is that we're planning to tear it down and build a small, two-story addition within the next few years. It feels weird to work so hard to finish a room that we know we're eventually going to take apart. The other thing, to be perfectly frank, is that working on a room that we use daily is a real pain in the ass. We end up spending a lot of time shuffling around coats, shoes, furniture, and other junk just to get started on a project. I regularly wish that we were independently wealthy and could afford to live somewhere else while we had someone else renovate this old farmhouse. What makes us feel better is that, even if we were independently wealthy, we'd still want to live here (once the renovations were completed, of course). Back to the mudroom: we still have to fix the light fixtures, paint the walls, put trim around the windows, and re-paint the floors. Three more weekends? OK, maybe four.      

8 comments:

Jen Craun said...

This post, and the last are so "where we are right now" with our house. Weekend by weekend, inch by inch. We made a few strides on the endless exterior painting we are doing this weekend. And I was even cheerful in packing up, honest, and noted I was looking forward to the next weekend. Small doses. Its difficult to be encouraged by the small overtures [and not discouraged] but boy do they add up! Albeit slowly...

Ashley said...

I so so so so so feel you on wishing you could live somewhere else while renovating the house. We talk about that frequently.

Although, we might end up "luckier" than most. Mike's grandma is in the hospital and not moving back to her house, which is empty. We might get to live there with the animals when we tear apart our entire upstairs. We'll see, though...

Dana said...

I'm living those very thoughts right now.

The Belvedere- Alyssa said...

Looks great! What an improvement! What are you planning on for the flooring? I particularly like the concrete for a mudroom. :)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your speedy progress. Does your mudroom have structural issues? (Ours is on a concrete slab with no foundation, no heat, and it leaks.) If I could fix these problems, I have some ideas about decor for ours, which looks just like yours: Remove the sheetrock we put in, paint the wood walls gray, strip the bead board ceiling and leave it natural, and magically restore the original red concrete floor. And fix the old window and paint it parrot green.

Melonie said...

Found my way to your blog via Rachel Denbow's blog and had to comment on this post. We just re-did our entire mudroom...which we didn't want to put a bunch of $ into...because we want to tear it off of the house and replace it with a small 2 story addition in the next year or so. I figured it might be nice to know that even though it is hard working on a room that you know won't be permanent...IT IS WORTH IT in the end. We finally decided that it would be better to live in a nice room temporarily than to have to look at an ugly room (daily) and have it remind us that we just aren't quite ready to do that addition yet. So chin up...it gets better I promise.

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