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BH&G features Jessica of House Homemade and her DIY mudroom in the October 2019 issue. She found that her family’s daily stuff was piling up, and found a solution in a closet near her garage. She turned this closet into a mudroom and said, “There’s no rules… Your home has to work for you.” She installed a bench and bookcases. “It’s nice to have a space where there are clear-cut expectations about where things go. Staying organized feels so much more achievable now.”
For a low-cost update, Jessica ripped up old carpet and stenciled the concrete floor. She used three shades of Sherwin Williams gray paint and a geometrical pattern called the Tumbling Blocks Tile Stencil from Royal Design Studio Stencils. To seal the deal, she rolled on water-based polyurethane.
Jessica says, “The floor. It’s a showstopper. I’m so glad I took the time to paint it before I added the rest of the pieces. It looks awesome. I am truly so in love with this space.”
“The fact that it’s also beautiful helps us take pride in it and want to put things away.”
“Why I DIY: To get the look for less. My husband and I also love it when we have a project we can do together.”
Learn how to stencil your floor with stencils by watching our helpful how to stencil video tutorials here