The Southern Gail

ORC Week 1

April 6, 2022

It’s time for the 2022 Spring One Room Challenge! I am so excited to be making over the mudroom for the next eight weeks. I am happy to be sharing my design plan with all of you! Please go check out all the participants at

Now anything could change over the next eight weeks, but this is the plan! I want to build a lattice ceiling. I want a super smooth finish so I will not be using any pre-fabricated lattice options. I will be laying a heated floor and tiling for the first time! Then I will also be building out brand new mudroom lockers with doors and drawers. Also, I’ve never built cabinets before but that’s not gonna stop me! Below are a few before pictures.

As you can see by the pictures, I’m doing a gray and white marble checkerboard floor with white walls and green cabinetry, brass fixtures and white and green drapery / trim or combination. Here’s a sneak peek of when I got impatient and took the hammer out on Monday night to start demo!

I hope you’ll follow along each week as progress is made! This first week is preparing. My handyman is helping me prep the space so I can get to work. We raised the floor 7 inches and we’ll be raising the door, then I can get started. I got impatient and primed the ceiling Tuesday night. I’m ready to get started! A few more progress pictures below.

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  1. Katie says:

    Excited to follow along! Loving the green, brass, and tile combo.

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