Several months ago, I announced that I was going to show off my mudroom reveal! Well, plans for the mudroom sort of changed along the way as we reanalyzed what would work best for our family. I had wanted to transform our tiny entryway (that you can sort of see through the door above) into a more functional mudroom. Right now it consists of a coat closet and a few hooks on the opposite wall. However after analyzing our family’s current behavior, none of us like to de-coat or de-boot in that room. It’s not heated. It’s very tiny. And when we walk through the door we can’t all fit in that room to de-coat. It just doesn’t work.
That room will still be getting a little makeover (bye-bye yellow paint) but it will have to wait. For now, we decided to create a little mud “room” on a small wall that was serving no purpose before. We created a small top shelf and I was able to find some baskets to store our keys, phones, gloves, etc.
When doing our board and batten, we added an additional horizontal board on this wall in order to house more hooks.
The hooks came from Home Depot and I just love the look of them!
The leather ottoman was a Kirkland’s find nearly ten years ago. The top has an adorable leather checkerboard pattern, but I thought I’d add this seat cushion for color and comfort.
I’m thrilled with how it turned out! And of course this is staged for you :). It still looks cute (but not quite as cute) with dirty little boy shoes, school-bus yellow coats, and Mutant Ninja Turtle book bags!
And here is a bonus tutorial brought to you by my 6yr old cameraman! I had several comments from readers stating they were frightened of power tools and didn’t feel confident using a drill. This is a very basic tutorial showing you how to use a drill. Don’t be scared peeps! Seriously, if I can do it, you can do it!
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