The very last room we have left to reveal from the Evergreen project house is the mudroom! If you remember from other posts about this flip house, we completely changed the floor plan of the back half of the house. When we added this mudroom/laundry room, we also added a back door (and a Dutch door at that!) and a whole porch to the back of the house. You can see the house in it’s very rough before state in a video walkthrough of this house when we first purchased it on my IGTV!
I like to use moody colors in small spaces especially. We used lots of green-gray tones in the house, from the sage green kitchen cabinets, to the taupey-khaki guest bathroom vanity, to the black-green exterior color! Benjamin Moore Caldwell Green felt like the perfect choice for this small but mighty mudroom.
(See our Dutch Door DIY tutorial here!)
Our goal with this historic home was to maintain as much of the existing charm as possible and to add back in a lot of traditional, cottage-y elements in the renovation, while still keeping a close eye on our budget. This $3/piece MDF vertical paneling called Bender Board is a go-to material for me. It’s really easy to install, is super affordable and looks amazing when painted.
Our trim carpenter first installed the paneling, baseboard and top rail and then he built a simple bench out of MDF on site. After he was finished, all of the seams and joints were caulked and the trim was painted Caldwell Green. The walls were also painted to match most of the rest of the house (Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace).
One of my favorite details in this space is these wooden pegs we installed on the top rail trim piece. I’ve always loved English Country style, where wooden knobs and pegs are painted to match cabinets and trim! A 1920s Tudor style house was the perfect place use do this style! (Check out the painted knobs in the kitchen and the upstairs bathroom!)
Our trim carpenter also built this simple laundry surround. We didn’t have enough space in here to put the washer/dryer behind closed doors like I would have ideally liked, but the surround helps things look tidy and hides the mechanical parts in the back of the washer/dryer!
We hope you love this space as much as we do! I love how the Caldwell Green walls are saturated enough to pack a big visual punch, but the color is also muddy enough to be easy on the eyes. Here are few of our go-to moody and muddy paint colors that works SO WELL on cabinetry and trim and walls of small spaces! And don’t miss a full list of sources used in this space at the bottom of the post!
Evergreen Mudroom Source List:
Paint Color – Benjamin Moore Caldwell Green