This is week One of the Renovation Challenge, see what room in our house we are making over for this 6 week long competition with Jeffery Court!
GUYYYYYS! My excitement is insane right now; I’m in my first design challenge! If you follow me on Instagram, then you saw my recent trip to Charleston, South Carolina to attend (for the second time) Haven Conference. It’s a blogging conference for anyone really, but more specifically the home décor, DIY niche. Anywho, Jeffery Court Tile has been there both years I’ve attended, and this year they were encouraging conference attendees to take part in a Renovation Challenge they were starting in September.
I APPLIED! And they emailed me! …Which I didn’t see cause back to school just about killed me this year with everything else going on… So they called, and asked if I’d like to participate!
How could I say no? This is such a HUGE opportunity for my little Yellow Rose blog! Ahhhh! So, I said YES!
The Jeffery CourtRenovation Challenge will run for 6 crazy fun weeks. You can come back to the blog every week to get an update about my project and see the progress. During week 6, you will see the final reveal!
OH yeah! I have yet to tell you what space I’m renovating with Jeffery Court!
When we started the house hunting process, a large laundry/mudroom was on my wish list. This house was love at first sight; however, the laundry room was a glorified coat closet. I knew we could expand it, but we’d never get that huge, Pinterest-inspired dream mudroom because there just wasn’t enough space in the floor plan. We did get a 3-car garage though, so we had future plans to create a small space out there for a mudroom. Thanks to the competition, we’re moving that project up, to right now!
Entrance into laundry room-Before
The corner of the garage that’s going to be a mudroom- Before
Right now, the space is less than desirable… in other words, not cute at all. But we’re gonna change that! Here’s our vision:
(Sources: Studio McGee, Wayfair, teamnhlbluesshop.com)
The main goals are to have a designated place to easily wash and dry muddy clothes and shoes (besides our nice laundry room), a hanging area for wet coats, and a place to store small gardening items that we use frequently… basically a first line of defense against the aftermath of our dirty outdoor projects finding their way into our house. Clean off the really messy stuff out in the garage mudroom, then move inside to the laundry room for the normal clean-up. Fortunately, because the laundry room is directly off the garage, the two rooms will become one cohesive space for all the cleaning duties of the house.
I’ve been scouring Craigslist and Facebook Market (my go-to online shopping!!) for Vintage Industrial finds for the garage mudroom. So far I’ve found an amazing corner sink and vintage lights!
For more tips on how I find treasure on Craigslist click HERE!
(Sources: Pinterest, Wayfair)
I can’t wait for you to come back next week and see what Jeffery Court Tile selections we’ve made, more design plans, and the start of demo! See you then!