Mushroom Painted Built-Ins Reveal!

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Today I am excited to reveal our mushroom painted built-ins! The mushroom paint color was a big change for me (and for many of you as well), but here is how I came to love it.

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Lately the weather has been chilly and recently it even snowed here in Michigan!

The weather change has me really wanting to decorate for Christmas and I am so excited to share all of my Christmas decorating ideas with you along the way! Before I start that process though, I really wanted to share with you our mushroom painted built-ins!

Mushroom Painted Built-Ins full room shot

Initially, when I shared the mushroom paint colors with you, I was very undecided and hesitant about the change.

It was a warm and cozy change and I loved the color, I was just indecisive and something didn’t quite feel like it fit if that makes sense. You can see the initial post about this here.

Many of you loved the color in the comments and some did not love it at all. Which by the way, please don’t apologize for! I love to read your comments and when you are honest with me. We may not always agree and that is okay, but either way your feedback is ALWAYS encouraging to me! So thank you for all of the comments, they really helped me in my creative process finding out what worked and what didn’t.

Mushroom Paint colors with old wall color

Some of you that have followed me longer know that our built-ins are not original to our home. We designed and built these ourselves, and initially had them painted a bright crisp white.

The mushroom paint color was a bold change, but it inspired me to paint our walls and ceiling which needed to be done anyways. The new white color I chose, which can be found in this blog post here really helped solidify the mushroom paint color on the built ins. I absolutely loved the fresh white paint against them.

White paint color I chose against the Mushroom Paint

After painting everything, I then decided to update the hardware on my TV cabinet. I replaced the handles with these black ones that I found at Home Depot, which are more my style.

New hardware on mushroom painted built-ins

I then spent some time playing around with the décor on my built-ins. I kept everything pretty much the same, but did make a few minor changes.

New decor changes in built-ins

I loved the white against the mushroom color and decided to put my pitchers on the top shelf. These may not stay, especially with three little boys at home, but they are cheap thrift store pitchers and I do love the white.  

White pitchers in the mushroom painted built ins

Another décor item I added to our mushroom painted built-ins are antique duck decoys. These are very special to me because they belonged to my grandpa who recently passed away. They are absolutely beautiful and since they are usually very expensive at antique stores, I am very blessed to be able to have them to use both as décor and a memory to have of him.

On the bottom shelf I have a neutral collection of Reader’s Digest books that I scored at a thrift store for around $.50 each! I have those just stacked along the bottom shelf for now.

Duck Decoys and Readers Digest on our mushroom painted built ins

On the very top of my shelves I have a few cutting boards. One from my mom and the other from an antique shop.

There are a few other changes I am still considering throughout the living room now that the built-ins are complete.

Different areas of the living room that still may change

As I mentioned in my YouTube video above, I am still playing around with different areas of my living room including my corner chairs, lamps, and tables. I’m also considering new curtains, and maybe a new rug? It will all come together I’m sure, but like I reminded you all in my recent post about contentment, it takes time and patience.

For now, I am more confident in the mushroom painted built-ins so I will just have to experiment with all of the other elements until everything “clicks” haha. I am always moving things around and playing with things anyways, so changing up stuff will actually be a fun challenge for me.

Final reveal of mushroom painted built ins

Overall, I am really happy with how this space has come together so far with the mushroom painted built-ins. I am really happy to be done painting and I am slowly getting ready to decorate for Christmas!

I know many are skeptical about decorating before Thanksgiving, but I truly feel it is your home and you need to do what makes you happy. As a blogger, I am SO excited to decorate a bit earlier and hopefully inspire you this year!

Overall room with mushroom painted built-ins reveal

I hope you have enjoyed our mushroom painted built-ins reveal and I hope with some décor and paint changes it has changed some of your minds. If not, that’s ok, too. I really do love this space now and I am always excited to share my changes with you all!


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  1. Andrea!! I love the mushroom paint! I just finished painting the kitchen cabinets and chose white, but I’ll be honest…i was struggling between a white and a mushroom color. Maybe in a couple years I’ll change? Haha Seeing these built ins may cause me to change sooner

  2. Andrea, as always this looks beautiful. One question, where did you get the lanterns that flank the tv built in? Looks lovely!

  3. I think it is so funny that you think the mushroom is a bold color! (which BTW I think looks great in your space!!) I have always been a person of color, even when white and grey’s seem to be the color choice these days. And just as you said it’s your home, do what you love and makes you happy….even if it’s decorating for Christmas 😉 Happy Decorating!! Christie

    1. Haha, yes that is very true. I suppose when I say bold I was comparing it to white on white before, so it was quite the change!

  4. Abdre,
    As always, you made a great choice. I really like the color. I love the doors concealing your TV. Great Job!

  5. I think the mushroom color helps ground the room and give it a big dose of charm. The fireplace is gorgeous and blends so well with the mushroom color! I think you hit a home run using that color.👍

  6. Love the mushroom colour! Might I suggest the HANNALILL curtains at IKEA ? The colour is described as “beige” but I think they might be more a pale mushroomy in person – and for $24.99 a pair, it’s a good deal. IKEA used to have a “cream” coloured velvet curtain called Sanela which reads more like a pale mushroom and would be gorgeous in cooler weather but that colour doesn’t seem to be available now. Love watching your progress! xo

  7. Andrea, I love the finished look of the mushroom paint! I think it adds life and texture to the room and complements your fireplace and built ins! I love the color so much I’d like to paint my bathroom cabinets in mushroom! Your sweet spirit and beautiful smile always bless my day! 😊

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