Monday, April 19, 2010

Mud Room Re-do

In our house, we have 4 rooms painted this wonderful shade of red (Mud Room, Foyer, Living Room and Dining Room). Now, I really do like red in houses - we have MANY rugs with this exact shade, but 4 rooms!!!! - I am so sick of seeing red!!!! So, I have begun to paint, one room at a time. I started with what I thought would be the easiest, until I decided halfway through to paint the trim and doors also, and realized that there are 7 doors in this little room (one of which is a bi-fold closet door with all those little slats - YUCK)!!!!
Here are some before pictures:

That door at the end leads out to our garage and this room can become the messiest, dirtiest room in our house in about 30 minutes. This is also the room that is seen by more people - anytime a child is dropped off or picked up.
It's a great color red - not too orange or pink or burgundy, but enough is enough!!!!


Voila!!!!


I am a big fan of walls and trim color/doors being the same color, it just makes the room "flow" a little better.
And I'm so sorry, but I can't give you the name of the paint color - it's a custom color that we've used in Henderson's room and our upstairs hallway. I'm pretty sure it's Sherwin William's Down Home, but I can't be certain.








Here you can catch a glimpse of the next phase of red that will need to go - the staircase/foyer!!!!! It's a 2-story foyer with lots of crown molding and railing and stairs - it will be a HUGE job!!!!






4 comments:

Rachel said...

Looks great!!!

Tonja said...

I love that color. Much more neutral! But, I like the red, too. However, red can get old pretty quickly if you have to see alot of it every day! Good job!

Melissa said...

Love the new paint color! I like the new arrangement of the photo collage too. Good luck with the rest of your projects.

Brandi Bartee said...

Super impressed that you have time to paint. It looks great!

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