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4/13/11

Vermont Mud {Room}

our ski house mud room
Vermont might be the muddiest state with spring being it's muddiest season.  Unlike here in New York, the mudroom in Vermont is the work horse of the home...not only storing everyone's bulky outerwear, but also preventing muddy boots and shoes from entering the house as well. I took these shots of our mud room during a rare uncluttered moment...we were closing up the place for the season. The last shot is a blurry "before" photo I took of the mudroom three years ago, right after we bought the place. As soon as I snapped the photo, I knew the ketchup red walls had to go, and that this Brunschwig & Fils "faux log cabin" paper would be perfect here.  I even convinced my husband to let me cover up some of the wood paneling~ (ironically, with faux wood).


40 comments:

  1. Love the wallpaper! It definitely adds to the charm of the entry. I would love to visit Vermont at some point (the company my husband works for is headquartered there). I grew up on Long Island, but never managed to get that far north.

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  2. What a beautiful space you created! I love it. The vintage ski poster is quite beautiful too :)

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  3. What a transformation! Clever idea with the snow shoes :)

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  4. I love Vermont, skied there for years.You have done such a great job with the house.

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  5. LUV the wallpaper! And the mirror works perfectly with it!!

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  6. Very nice, Sue (as always!) :)

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  7. You are so right , those red walls had to go.I love the wallpaper you chose and the little wooden bench :)

    Dora

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  8. It has turned out wonderfully! Cobering panneling with faux wood wall paper! I love it!

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  9. Love the wallpaper....you did a great job!

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  10. Not surprised it turned out amazing! It's a good thing all that red is such a blurred memory :) XO, Kelly

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  11. Love the snow shoes.... very clever! xo

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  12. You've turned a neccessity into a glam little spot to stomp off the mud! Love that wallpaper!!!!

    xoxo

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  13. wow, so much better than the before image and that log cabin wallpaper, pure genius! seriously awesome...;)

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  14. turned out gorgeous... of course! I love how your cabin is so rustic and warm feeling!

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  15. Love it! The paper was the perfect choice...coziness just oozes out of this charming mudroom! Really fabulous!

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  16. It looks so great! Up in Canada, our foyer/mud room definitely gets a work out with all the crazy weather we get haha Love the faux-wood in your space!

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  17. Great idea that I am stealing, I have those and haven't figured out a way to use them...I've also seen them used as the backdrop for sconces..but I like this better for my little cabin in Montana! Glad you got up there to see it...is there still skiing going on?

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  18. Definitely prefer the after photos! I love mudrooms, especially at ski cabins. Coming in from the cold, getting rid of those heavy boots. Getting ready to snuggle in front of the fire with some hot chocolate... such a happy warm place!
    Jeanne

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  19. Big difference-looks great! Love the clever coat rack!

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  20. Very rustic chic! I love a good mudroom, it is decidedly a very east coast/mid west term, because I hadn't even heard of it until a few yrs ago (being from California!)

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  21. what a fun space! love the cabin/rustic look!

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  22. I love it. So useful!

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  23. Man, I really need to pay more attention to mud rooms. They can be so stylish!

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  24. Perfect! I love it...a touch of whimsy and some great texture.

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  25. Love the faux wood paper! I'm getting ready to install faux bois wallpaper in our bedroom so was timely to see this post and see what the after looks like.

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  26. So pretty AND functional!
    xo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  27. I love love love that cowhide mirror. And with the white wood walls!

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  28. Beautiful! I love the wallpaper.

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  29. What a great space! A huge improvement over the original and that wallpaper is awesome. Loving that mirror :)

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  30. That mirror is Awesome!!!

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  31. Hi,

    You were so right, this wallpaper really illuminates the room, it looks so much brighter.

    All the best to you,

    decogirlmontreal

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  32. I'm still kicking myself that I never got to see it when visiting Vermont in February. Sue, you've got a great eye! Perfect spot to enter the home, it's functional and stylish!

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  33. That's a cool space. :)

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  34. Wow, your wallpaper is fantastic Sue. I love the whole room, it's pretty AND practical at the same time!!
    Nancy xo

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  35. Love the wallpaper and the coat rack! So charming!

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  36. La la LOVE the wallpaper!

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  37. Wow Sue, it looks amazing. Love the wallpaper, and what a cute way to use the snowshoes...love it!!

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