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Diy, thrifty home decor decorating ideas on a budget. Painting furniture, stenciling projects. Turning trash to treasure.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

MuD RooM

It's the room where the family enters first to dispose all clutter and (mud) before entering the home. It can also function as the laundry and utility room.
Today I was in the MOOD for posting my Mud room.  And seeing it is the letter M for Alphabet Thursday hosted by Jenny Matlock, it was the perfect time. I had never heard the term Mud room until I moved into this home and the builder referred to it as that.  It makes sense now, and believe me when I tell you, this room gets used often.  Besides doing our laundry in here, we also bathe  our little dog in the utility sink.  This room is home of my once Rooster is now the Rooster Mud room!~ They like getting dirty anyhow, so they all have their MOJO on in there.  They dance and sing when they hear the sound of Music to their ears....The washer and dryer is constantly Motioning!~
I will be linking up with a few lovely hosts this week. So please take the time to check their other posts as well.  And a great big thank you to all you lovely hosts for hosting these awesome linkie parties!~

Fresh tulips help make it a happy place to be, when folding the clothes

You will notice the vine MURAL on the wall....looks hand painted right? Fill you in on that later..

Nice to have a door with a window, I love to watch the birds fly around too

Just a sample of some more rooster, this one is old bought it at an antique store for a couple of a bucks

Yes I know it looks all cluttered up on top there...but I had to pack everything in that was once in my kitchen, because I really do like them all

Very old wash board. Who actually used these, Did your Mom, or Grandmother ever use one? Whew...what work that would be!

This rug I thought was cute, matched the not hand painted ( by me) vines

This iron piece has been everywhere in my kitchen, you will see that next week and where I use to have it, oh and it has been many colors as well.  One thing about me, I always re-purpose things.

And now for my little secret on the Mural.....Tatouage Designs are the greatest revolution in home decor since wallpaper!  Beautifully detailed and affordable, they are murals and accents that anyone can create and apply to their wall in just minutes.  Even better, there is no paint, no glue, no water, no mess and absolutely no artistic ability is needed. I am not getting paid to endorse this company, I can only speak from experience.  If you are looking to cheer up a space or want to do something different in a bathroom, bedroom, laundry room, I would recommend this product.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

The number of roosters in there is huge! The rug made me realize how into them you actually are :)

The tulips made a world of a difference. Really, oh what fun it is, to do laundry there!

Thank you for the Tatouage design idea. I hope you'll remember that when you are to design my house ;)

April 13, 2010 at 6:45 PM  
Blogger One Photo said...

As always it all looks lovely. I do so like the mural and will definitely check them out as you recommend them so highly. I would love to do something in my daughter's room now she is getting past the baby stage and loves flowers so much. Still, I imagine your idea of easy is my idea of extreme difficulty but I can try!!

April 13, 2010 at 6:52 PM  
Blogger Debbiedoos said...

Honestly it is just a rub on, with a small stick, I have no artistic ability at all, so this requires only some elbow work!

April 13, 2010 at 6:55 PM  
Blogger Victoria said...

Your mud room is very impressive!!! Oh, the days of having a laundry I miss them! I love the sign that says help needed, too funny!

You mentioned on my Big Lots post from yesterday that I should move the pieces closer together. Just to clarify, do you mean move just the little shelf closer to the mirror or move both of them down closer to the table? I'm so hasty when I hang things!!!

April 13, 2010 at 7:05 PM  
Blogger The Decorative Dreamer said...

Now why do I have to take my shoes off when it is the MUD room??? LOL! It is all very nice! I don't think your cabinet top is cluttered at all and this is def a nice happy place to do laundry. I have those same pansies in one of my window planters that came back after this winter..I'm not about to pull them out yet! Roosters in the mud room..yes...appropiate! :))

April 13, 2010 at 7:09 PM  
Blogger The Decorative Dreamer said...

Why do I have to take my shoes off to enter the MUD room? LOL! It is all very nice and I don't think it is overcrowded at all. Roosters in the mud room, very appropiate! Would you believe I have those same pansies in a window planter too? They came back after this winter and I just can't bear to pull them out. This is a nice happy mud room.

April 13, 2010 at 7:12 PM  
Blogger Debbiedoos said...

THat is so funny Sailing Simply....well because your shoes are MUDDY!!~ pansies are on their way out, I get every bit out of them:)

April 13, 2010 at 7:14 PM  
Blogger ~✽Mumsy✽~ said...

Wow..Debbie, even your mud room looks good..My mud room is really muddy..

April 13, 2010 at 7:36 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Your laundry/mud room is so pretty and clean and organized. Mine is a mess. I guess I need to tackle it. I thought that vine was hand painted. It sure looks hand painted.

April 13, 2010 at 7:47 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

Very cheery place to do laundry. I'm afraid I would spend too much time in there. But hey, if you have to do laundry anyway!

April 13, 2010 at 8:03 PM  
Blogger Menopausal New Mom said...

I'm loving the roosters but I have to say, those flowers make me feel like Spring :)

April 13, 2010 at 8:04 PM  
Blogger Julie Kwiatkowski Schuler said...

There wasn't a bit of mud in your mud room. False advertising!

April 13, 2010 at 8:13 PM  
Blogger Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

Debbie, I love your Mud Room. I am soooooo jealous that you have a door to the outside & a window in there! Had one with my last house off of the back patio. We used to give the girls baths in the deep laundry sink when they were little! Could fold laundry & give them a bath at the same time :)
I love how light & airy it is & all of your beautiful roosters!

April 13, 2010 at 8:30 PM  
Anonymous veterankindergartenteacher said...

Your house is so beautiful. I haven't forgotten about the books for your son. This is testing week at our school. If you have time, go to and look at the titles available for May for his age. I will order what he wants and he can spend around 12.00. That should get a few interesting books for him.

I did manage to pull together a lot of the computer programs for his age that he will enjoy. I hope you are having a great week.


April 13, 2010 at 8:52 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

the mural looks hand painted...amazing! Even when you zoomed in for the close still looks hand painted! Your laundry room is would be so nice to have a window to look our when doing the laundry!

April 13, 2010 at 9:32 PM  
Blogger Victoria said...

Thank you for the advice Debbie! I'll have to get some putty to cover up the holes but I'm definitely going to try moving them down. I usually hang things to strategically cover the nail holes from before but getting some putty will solve that:)

April 13, 2010 at 9:34 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

That might be one of the prettiest mud rooms I've seen in some time. Should prettiest and mud even be used in the same sentence? :)

April 13, 2010 at 10:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Having such a pretty mud room like that makes doing laundry a little more enjoyable!! And you know I love those roosters Deb!! Martina

April 13, 2010 at 10:16 PM  
Blogger Angie said...

WOW It sure looks hand painted!!

April 13, 2010 at 10:34 PM  
Blogger mrs. c said...

We have a mud room but I sure would not post it! Yours is lovely! I might even enjoy doing laundry in yours! i love the
Tatouage design, it is so pretty!

April 13, 2010 at 10:49 PM  
Blogger Debbiedoos said...

Thanks Everyone, I forgot to mention, the mural was cheap...Martina thanks for always dropping by and your nice comments...I think you need to get on this blog wagon to share all your spectacular ideas and home!

April 13, 2010 at 10:50 PM  
Blogger Allison Shops said...

You are so funny - I'm glad you think I am nice. You have nothing to be jealous about. The photo of the tulips with the blue sign, and the rooster plaque (I think it was the next picture) are so pretty together. I have never heard of Tatouage - need to check that out for DD2. Thanks for visiting AtticMag, and for your sweet comment.


April 13, 2010 at 10:51 PM  
Blogger Vintage Remixed said...

Okay. You had me fooled by the first photo. I was thinking okay...this is a cool looking loft apartment. Then, I realized it was the side of your house. :-)

Thanks for the visit and for bookmarking me. I've done the same and look forward to following your blog. Love the mud room.

April 13, 2010 at 10:53 PM  
Blogger Leanne said...

Awe!!! What an absolutely adorable mud room! I wish I had a room like that to do laundry in (it's so cheery and happy . . . and I think I might actually want to STAY in a room like that and DO the laundry!) Love it! Just stumbled upon your blog and so glad I found it!

April 13, 2010 at 11:09 PM  
Blogger scrapwordsmom said...

What a beautiful mud room. Can you come decorate my house??

Found you on Treasures and Leanne's blog. Love your place:)


April 13, 2010 at 11:36 PM  
Blogger Gail said...

Great mud room. I do not think the upper cabinets are cluttered, they look great. Does it always look so put together? Very pretty. BTW, you can not claim you have no artistic ability, maybe you don't do paintings, but you defiantly have artistic abilities, just look at your home. I am bookmarking and following.

April 13, 2010 at 11:51 PM  
Blogger Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Debbie- this is such a cheery, fun room~ I would actually enjoy doing laundry in this room!

April 14, 2010 at 1:10 AM  
Blogger SquirrelQueen said...

I have seen quite a few mud rooms but yours in by far the best. Love all of the roosters.

April 14, 2010 at 4:40 AM  
Blogger Sonny G said...

Deb, thats so dang pretty.. You are so talented and I love coming here to see what beauty you've created.


April 14, 2010 at 6:53 AM  
Blogger Katie said...

I wish I had a cabinet for my utility sink. It is just a sink of plastic that sticks out like a sore thumb. You have done a great job with your mud room!

April 14, 2010 at 8:07 AM  
Blogger Melanie said...

I couldn't believe the vine wasn't hand-painted. It's so pretty.

My mom used a washboard, and she still has it!! She would love all your roosters. She has a lot in her kitchen. :)

April 14, 2010 at 8:27 AM  
Blogger Lori E said...

I am a tole painter and totally thought that was a hand painted vine. Love it but of course being in Canada I will never find them here.
Your room almost...almost...makes me want to do the laundry.

April 14, 2010 at 8:56 AM  
Blogger Maude Lynn said...

I love the roosters!

April 14, 2010 at 9:34 AM  
Blogger linda said...

oh i just love your cheery laundry/mudroom and it is so nice that the roosters found just a great space to livelove the window so light and bright .you for got to tell the girls they can go on line for the tatouage the girl is an artist she recreates her own artwork i wish you had a photo of the monkeys you did in your Fl home they where awsome:)

April 14, 2010 at 11:26 AM  
Blogger linda said...

ps i vote everyday hope the girls dont forget to vote :)

April 14, 2010 at 11:27 AM  
Blogger Jemsmom said...

What a cheery happy room to do such a boring job!!! I adore all your roosters. Every time I see a rooster, I think of you and Kim!

April 14, 2010 at 12:16 PM  
Blogger Momma Fargo said...

Love it! I didn't see any mud though. I think you are going to have to call it the clean room! LOL.

April 14, 2010 at 12:54 PM  
Blogger A rootdigger said...

Thanks for following me. I too like your sunnyland. And it is all so happy and cheerful. Nice decorating. Thanks for sharing. today I was inspired witht that little washboard. Now It could be done up as sunnyside or even sunnyslope right? And I do love roosters. I have a couple I love myself.
love it. jo of sunnyside

April 14, 2010 at 2:01 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Your blog is such a fun place to come everyday, so cheery and happy, I love it. Only you can make a laundry room so much fun! I LOVE the murals, I just put one up too, check it are rubbing off on me!

April 14, 2010 at 3:13 PM  
Blogger Ms. Bake-it said...

Debbie, please come decorate my home! I wish my mudroom looked that nice! I might actually like doing laundry if mine looked that nice. Love all your colorful roosters! "No artistic ability" my foot! It takes artistic ability to create the environment you have created in your home and yard!

Oh yeah, thanks for the decisive answer on the baby linens!

~ Tracy

April 14, 2010 at 3:49 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Debbie, your mud room is awesome. The roosters fit right in with the scheme of everything. The Tatouge is a neat idea. I've seen them, just never tried it. I was admiring your previous post of pics from outside your house. The outside looks wonderful. I love the touches of blue you added. The japanese maple is very nice, I've always wanted one. Your iron bakers rack from another post turned out fabulous. I loved the spray paint color so much I went out and bought it. I plan to paint a old iron sun I have hanging outside. I wanted to let you know I mentioned your give~away on my blog.. :) Michelle

April 14, 2010 at 4:10 PM  
Blogger Pinky said...

Deb, your mud room is SO bright, clean, organized and cheery!!! It took me almost 20 years to get my laundry room decorated, it was WAAAAY down on the list of things to do but I love having it all pretty now. Love your tulips and pansies too. XO, Pinky

April 14, 2010 at 5:25 PM  
Blogger Haverford House said...

Debbie, I'm loving your Mud Room - we call them a Laundry Room here - or the room I dread going into!

Hey, I thought about you yesterday when I was in Anthro I saw this dress - it's so you with your giveaway! (search Salty Seas Dress) - It's you! ~Marcy

April 14, 2010 at 6:12 PM  
Blogger One Photo said...

For all the sunshine you bring us I have an award for you over at my blog

April 14, 2010 at 9:25 PM  
Blogger Red Couch Recipes said...

I would like a mud room. We improvise at our home and take off our shoes. what a bright and cheery space you have created! Joni

April 14, 2010 at 11:42 PM  
Blogger kay said...

The mural looks hand painted!! I love it and will be looking in to them! I have been looking for something like that, thank you!

April 15, 2010 at 12:23 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

Hello there! I happened upon your gorgeous little blog!

I must say... I WISH I had a mud room! I think it would be so convenient. Yours looks quite cute!

I'm a new follower. ;)

April 15, 2010 at 3:13 AM  
Blogger Maggie said...

That is the prettiest mud room I've ever come across.Usually they are full of dirty wellies & Barbours!
The vine is amazing, imagine the work & the time you'd need to stencil something similar. I remember my Nana 50 years ago using a washboard very similar to the one you have.

April 15, 2010 at 3:59 AM  
Blogger People Who Know Me Would Say: said...

Charming, warm and welcoming! Really beautifully done, Debbie, but I'm not at all surprised.

April 15, 2010 at 6:13 AM  
Blogger Jacque said...

Good Morning Debbie,

This is my first visit to your home and I find it quite intriquing!! You and I share a love for the same things--roosters, mainly! Because the farmhouse is so small, my mud room shares space with my office or vice versa. I love the mural technique and it certainly adds a lovely touch to your room. Thanks for sharing that with us.

Have a great day!

April 15, 2010 at 6:26 AM  
Blogger Anita Diaz said...

How cute to have the roosters in there! My mud room is way too small and crowded with shelves full of dishes, vases, etc. It is nice doing laundry in a welcoming space!! Love the tulips too!

April 15, 2010 at 8:31 AM  
Blogger Viki said...

I wish we had a mud room. I love the mural on the wall. I will have to check out that company.

April 15, 2010 at 8:44 AM  
Blogger Katie said...

Cool Roosters! You must really like 'em! That vine totally looked hand-painted! Cool stuff!

Katie :)

April 15, 2010 at 11:18 AM  
Blogger Short and Sweet said...

I could easily take up residence in that room. What time is check-in?

April 15, 2010 at 11:21 AM  
Blogger carissa said...

okay, i want a mud room now. ; ) only if its as cute as yours, though!

April 15, 2010 at 11:34 AM  
Blogger laterg8r said...

your mudroom is beautiful but i didn't see any mud LOL :D

April 15, 2010 at 11:48 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

What an amazing room! I like that you made it more than just a laundry room.

April 15, 2010 at 1:48 PM  
Blogger GardenOfDaisies said...

I love your mudroom/laundry room. I wish I had a room like that. My laundry is down in the basement. (At least it's a walk out basement big windows and lots of natural light.) I love the tatouage on your walls! So pretty!

April 15, 2010 at 2:03 PM  
Blogger Alison @ Oopsey Daisy said...

This turned out so gorgeous! I love the roosters!!

April 15, 2010 at 3:49 PM  
Blogger Jenny said...

What a happy stop on my Alphabe-Thursday journey through the letter "M"!

Everything in that room is adorable.

And so happy.

It could almost, but not quite, make me like doing laundry!

Thanks for a mesmerizing "M" post!

And thanks for participating in Alphabe-Thursday!


April 15, 2010 at 7:25 PM  
Blogger Tardevil said...

I saw something similar to your mural in Target and on another blog. That one is very pretty. One of my big 'issues' in my laundry room is that I have a utility sink w/ no cabinet around it (unlike my SC house had, :O( so I want to get one installed. Everything looks so clean in yours. I long for the day. My favorite thing in there were the tulips, but I also like the roosters. The ones on the steps are cute too & your outside flowers are pretty too.

April 15, 2010 at 11:42 PM  
Blogger Pondside said...

What a pretty mud room - just when I could use some inspiration.

April 16, 2010 at 3:12 AM  
Blogger Steph said...

Boys... mud room... makes sense to me. Actually, though, your mudroom is so lovely; it would be a shame to muddy it. I love the mural too. I've never heard of that before.

April 16, 2010 at 10:49 AM  
Blogger HollyC said...

Come on Debbie, you could serve tea in that 'mud room'!! LOL! It is so lovely and the roosters are presh!! Thanks for sharing.

April 16, 2010 at 11:21 AM  
Blogger Jo said...

wonderful mud room, i think i would do laundry more often if my space was that cheery!

April 16, 2010 at 5:39 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

it is very very pretty!

April 16, 2010 at 11:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's GORGEOUS!!! I'm jealous..who woulda thought I'd ever be jealous of the laundry

Anyhoo--found you thru Friday Follow so I'm your newest blog stalker now!!

April 17, 2010 at 10:17 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

What a lovely mud room! Fun M post :) .

April 17, 2010 at 1:09 PM  
Blogger Jami said...


Thanks for linking up with us this week, but really, your mud room is TOO PRETTY to get muddy! haha. I love it. IT's such a bright, sunny place. Have a great weekend!

April 17, 2010 at 2:20 PM  
Blogger MrsJenB said...

How pretty and cheerful! Now I'm thinking about my own drab, utilitarian laundry room. I can already see my husband's eyes rolling at me! haha

And that washboard - no, I cannot imagine actually doing the wash on one of those things! Between floor scrubbing and bread kneading and clothes washing, those ladies must've had some serious muscles!

April 18, 2010 at 9:56 AM  
Blogger Tina said...

I love laundry, seriously. Wrote about it for L last week. Your mud room is just wonderful. Inspiring ideas!

April 18, 2010 at 11:44 AM  
Blogger Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

What a fabulous space! So bright and welcoming! Great job!

April 18, 2010 at 1:32 PM  
Blogger Betty said...

A very nice mud room! A cheerful place to go and get the laundry job done.

April 18, 2010 at 2:36 PM  
Blogger Christy said...

Oh I love your mudroom. I so wish my house had one. It just means the front hall becomes a MUD room! And the roosters. I heart the roosters!

April 18, 2010 at 3:55 PM  
Blogger Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

Absolutely delightful! so pretty and cheerful! I jumped over from It's so Very Cheri's blog hop and am so happy that I did! Please accept my invitation to drop in at my place when you get a moment. I have become a follower and would be honored if you choose to do the same!

April 18, 2010 at 5:47 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Hi, Can you tell me where you got your black iron wall rooster?

April 19, 2010 at 1:46 AM  
Blogger Holly said...

ok, too pretty! So jealous.

Following you from FF, and lovin' your blog! Hope you can visit me sometime!

April 19, 2010 at 3:45 PM  
Blogger Tracey @ My House of Giggles said...

Oh I'm so envious of your mud room!!! I wish I had one! So bright and lovely!

Thanks for linking up at my Tuesday Talent Show!

Come on over again tonight for another party :)

April 19, 2010 at 4:17 PM  
Blogger Happy Gramma said...

I love your warm and friendly!
I look forward to coming back.
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April 22, 2010 at 6:03 PM  

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