Happy Friday!  I’m so happy it’s the end of the week, and a semi-quiet weekend is in store.  I don’t know about you, but I feel like the last few weeks have been non-stop.  I know it’s only going to get busier as the holidays approach.  I plan on going for a run and escaping for some “mommy time” aka estate sale scavenging!  I’m definitely on the hunt for vintage Christmas decor.  I’ve been seeing so many great DIY decor ideas lately, especially on Hometalk.

Are you using Hometalk?  If not, you should be!  It’s a site for sharing home and garden ideas.  Kind of like Pinterest, but it focuses on home improvement.  You can use it to share your great ideas, search for inspiration, and ask for advice from other members.

Take a look at this clipboard I created that features 18 Stylish Ways to Update Your Mudroom.

pursuingvintage Hometalk Mudrooms

Click on the graphic above to go directly to the clipboard.  From there you can explore any of the mudrooms I’ve featured.  Recognize any?  Yes, that is my ORC Mudroom Makeover from last October!  Be sure to check out the other mudrooms, there are some fabulous decor ideas as well as awesome storage solutions.

Have a terrific weekend!





Linda at Calling it Home hosts a biannual One Room Challenge in which people share their progress over six weeks while redoing a room.  Back in October/November I participated in her link-up party and chose to makeover my mudroom (see the before and after here).  Today we are all sharing what our rooms look like today.

Pursuing Vintage Mudroom Makeover Update Full View

It’s only been a few months, and I had considered the room “finished” at the end of the six weeks, so there haven’t been too many changes.  As the weather has turned horrible wintery, we’ve added winter coats and boots.

Pursuing Vintage Mud Room Makeover Update Art Wall

The kids’ art wall has been fairly successful, however you’ll see that I’ve gotten a little lazy and have been “layering” the art pieces.  My kids are bringing home an average of four new masterpieces a week, and it was getting a little tiring moving them all around.  That, and my kids freak when I take something down.  They don’t seem to care that the new work goes up, they just get sad that the old work is coming down.  So, unless I wait until the wee hours of the night when they’re asleep, it’s been easier to just put the new masterpiece on top of the old.  (Isn’t that what great artists used to do?  Paint new works over old canvasses?!).

The biggest change was a recent one.  I’m always moving art around as I acquire new pieces.  And I am SO pleased with this move!

Pursuing Vintage Mudroom Makeover Update Kerry Steele Art

I moved my very first Kerry Steele painting into the mudroom.  I feel as though it is complemented by the wall color and the crystal chandelier.

Pursuing Vintage Mudroom Makeover Update Kerry Steele Art and Window

Pursuing Vintage Mudroom Makeover Kerry Steele Art

Isn’t it just fabulous??!  You must check out other work by Kerry and her design blog Design du Monde.

Pursuing Vintage Mudroom Makeover Update Kerry Steele Art

So, that’s about it.  No huge changes.  Just one gorgeous one!

Please be sure to take a look at the other room updates at Calling it Home.  There are a lot of creative ideas over there!