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Mudroom Makeover

A messy mudroom is transformed into a functional space with a Grand Censtral Station theme.

Host Joan Steffend and designer Kim Wahl give an on-the-go family a great-looking, functional mudroom with a Grand Central Station theme.

Before

$47 — Wall Paint, Colorwash and Stencil Supplies
The walls are painted a light brown color and enhanced with a faux treatment that mimics the look of marble blocks. (We regret that specific paint colors are not available.)

$16 — Faux Window
A faux sky is painted on with blue and white paint; a metal accent over the top mimics a window.

  • iron accent: Marshalls — 8450-5020-059652-96

$33 — Wallpaper Border
An embossed wallpaper border brings an architectural look to the walls.

  • border: The Home Depot - Graham and Brown, Super Fresco — 92190

$28 — Table
A metal side table is topped with a salvaged drawer for an open storage solution for the father.

$115 — Shades, Baskets and Hooks
The individual cubbies are outfitted with roll-up shades decorated with rub-on decals and the names of the four girls and their father. Wicker baskets are stowed above. More hooks are attached inside the cubbies to hold jackets and bags.

  • window shades: Menard's, Alabaster 3109

$39 — Message Board
A message board is created out of a cupboard door. Cork is added to the top panel; a piece of an art print decorates the bottom panel. Cup hooks line the edges to keep keys in plain sight. A pair of shutters are placed on either side of the message board to stow birthday party invites, mail and other loose papers.

  • poster: Michaels — Sights of London, artist — Hristova

$13 — Stencil

$17 — Track Signs
Cupboard doors are painted to mimic train-station signs and hung above each doorway.

$34 — Clock
Two brackets attached to the ceiling are paired with chain to suspend a clock overhead.

  • clock: Marshalls — #18046 8444-4400-090868-86

$40 — Bench

  • bench: Marshalls

$40 — Ceiling Fixture
A plastic medallion is painted brown and paired with a decorative iron fixture for a look that's in sync with the train station theme.

$13 — Edging
Plastic garden edging is placed atop the cubbies for design interest.

  • garden edging: Franks Nursery — Easy Gardener, 38398085149

$2 — Floor Cloth
Wahl paints a clock face onto the backside of a piece of leftover vinyl flooring.

$17 — Iron Accessories

  • mirror: Marshalls
  • mail holder: Marshalls — 1904-0430-3386213

$454 — Total Cost

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