One of the reasons for being so busy lately has been our ongoing remodeling.
After refinishing the floor of the mudroom, we painted it and added some new cabinets. Based on the recommendation from an artist friend, we painted it a very bright and bold yellow.
I’d have to admit that the color was a bit out of my comfort zone, but I like it. We also bought the lower cabinets in the photo at Ikea – they’re the Billy bookcases, with doors on two of them (we couldn’t put them on the third bookcase because of the refrigerator). Now that everything is a very sunny yellow and white, we’ve started calling it the sunroom instead of the mudroom. Larry even replaced the old track lights with recessed LED lights.
Here’s what it looked like when we first started the project:
But of course, then we had to repaint the kitchen. Our friend had suggested painting the right-hand wall the same yellow as the
mudroom sunroom for continuity. We did that, and chose a brown color for the remaining walls. (The yellow is the same color as a wood pencil, and the brown is paper-bag color.) Since we were so happy with the new lights in the sunroom, Larry also changed the fluorescent fixtures in the kitchen to recessed LED lights as well. It’s much nicer – the room seems taller, and the lighting is very bright. So bright, in fact, that now I realize how worn the old laminate countertops are. So of course, now we’re planning to (finally!) replace them. One thing’s for sure. The new ones won’t be green.
We drew the line at the cabinets, though. I’d love to replace the 80’s oak, but we can’t really justify the expense. Nor can we justify the cost of replacing the even uglier tile floor. But at least we can admire the new paint and lighting.