The Southern Gail

ORC Glam Mudroom Reveal

May 31, 2022

ORC reveal!!! The ✨ glam mudroom ✨is done! The old mudroom was not functional, nor was it insulated or heated. My home was built in 1936 and this room was an old side porch (we even found the old milk chute) and at some point it was enclosed, but very poorly constructed. I started this One Room Challenge with a plywood shell and just look at how far it has come!!! I really pushed myself and learned so many new skills. Thanks for following along and cheering me on 💚💚💚

Here is what I tackled the last 8 weeks: 

-Custom lattice ceiling built from 1 and 1/8 inch boards with 4 inch spacing 

-Installed a heated floor using wire and uncoupling membrane 

-Laid a checkerboard marble floor and grouted (never laid tile before, that was fun

-Built inset cabinet including doors and drawers, the star cutout was done by the talented Probuilt Woodworking (also never built cabinets before, that was fun too) 

-Painted with the ever so special Fine Paints of Europe Hollandlac Brilliant 98 paint, a 5 step process that yields the shiniest paint on the planet 

-Covered trim with velvet fabric and installed on ceiling as my lattice finishing piece 

-Installed 1×6 boards and wallpapered them 

-DIY mirror makeover 

-Framed and hung art 

All of the fabric and wallpaper was provided by Calico Corners. I had 3 sets of cafe curtains and a bench seat made with an appliqué, which turned out prefect! I used this fabric on the ceiling trim and mirror and the wallpaper on the 1x6s. The exact products used were: FLORIS VELVET (RI)/LEAF, LR125/32 MINT, LUSH CR/PARCHMENT, LINING COTTON NAPPED/WHITE, YORK STRIPES. 

I pushed myself way beyond what I thought was capable and I am beyond happy with the results. Our mudroom really does say, welcome home!! 

Below are some links to sources:
Heated floor 

Cabinet tools 

Cabinet hardware 

Floris Velvet fabric in Leaf 

Curtain fabric in White 






Make sure you head over to to see all the other talented DIYers and the beautiful spaces they created. Big thank you to One Room Challenge and Apartment Therapy for putting on this event and special thanks to Calico Corners and Circa Lighting for providing products.

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  1. Wow!!! Just Wow!!! This beautiful work takes my breath away. You have such a great eye for design. Very very talented lady. Your wonderful description of the process and sharing the confidence you’ve acquired is so encouraging! Thank you for sharing your hard work and wonderful family life with us! Blessings 💕🌷🌷🌷

  2. Amy says:

    Unbelievable!!! Just phenomenal work for a newbie cabinet maker. Love every detail, but especially the embroidery on the bench cushion. Well done Girl.

  3. Alisa Bovino says:

    So beautiful!!! I love this space so much

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