September 11, 2012

our simple mini mudroom






 
We have a small mudroom as you enter the house from the garage.  Our plan is for my husband to one day build some built-ins in the space, but until then I decided to begin organizing part of it with things we already owned so that it could be functional. There is a small wall that is bumped out, so I focused on that area first.  I added these very sturdy hooks from Pottery Barn.  In the summer (which is when I took these pictures,) these hooks hold our swim bag and my purse. However once school starts and cooler temps arrive, it is filled with backpacks and jackets.
 
The shelf is from Ikea and was once painted blue and in our playroom a couple of years ago. I repainted it white and added the baskets from Target.  The baskets are currently holding a few of my son and husband's baseball caps and some gloves and warm hats that the kids use almost daily in the winter when we walk to the bus stop.  I added a small bench and cushion to create a spot to sit. And finally I have a large basket next to the door heading out to the garage that holds all our shoes.
 
There is still work to be done in this space. I'd like to add a mirror and chalkboard to the adjacent wall, and maybe some more hooks. But for now it's functional and much prettier than a blank wall :)  
 
 

 

24 comments:

  1. Simple, but useful...and lovely as usual. :)

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  2. Love this idea! It's always so difficult to try to figure ways to manage clutter. I came across your site from the Naptime review. Feel free to check out my site https://fashionablysaving.wordpress.com/
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  3. What a lovely blog you have! I am a new follower from the blog hop! xx

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  4. This is so beautiful. . . I love it. And your "ladybug" little one could not be any cuter. Great idea with the chalkboard. Will do that with my son on Friday. Thank you!

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  5. So cute and cozy! Love the fabric on the cushion! Great job! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning!

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  6. So clean and classy looking. Great job. I’m so glad you linked this up at One Creative Weekend! I love it! Hope your weekend is fantastic.

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  7. How beautiful! It feels more like a spa than a mud room!

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  8. Love it! The cushion fabric is so pretty, love the colors!

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  9. Very nice!! I's love to do that in my mini-mudroom-laundry room but hubs has other ideas.
    Janet

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  10. Thanks for sharing this. I've been waiting for hubs to build a future big one, but I could do this now!

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  11. I love simple makeovers. :) Thanks for linking up at Friday Fun Party

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  12. It's adorable! I had wait for my husband to do the same thing with my small closet/mudroom. Before he built in the bench it was so nice just to have it looking good.

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  13. Your mudroom looks functional and so cute at the same time! And that's what we're all about, right?
    I'm happy to be a new follower and hope you'll stop by, Mary Alice

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  14. Beautiful! So simple and functional, love the cushion fabric!
    Cathy @ Room Rx

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  15. You've done a wonderful job with such a cozy space. Your mudroom looks beautiful and it is functional too!

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  16. What a beautiful drop off spot! The mix of textures and colors is perfect! Thanks so much for joining "The After Party"!

    René

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  17. so cute! i love the fabric on the bench and all the little pink touches that make it a happy space.

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  18. There is a lot of beauty in your simplicity. I love the baskets mixed with metal, painted wood, and the floral on your pillow. Such a pretty combo!
    Camille

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  20. just Lovley and functional :)
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  21. I so need to do something like this. We have the smallest entry ever and storage is such an issue. Now following you on Pinterest and Twitter from the Grow Your Blog Hop.

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  22. It may be simple, but it's also beautiful! Hooray for hooks that can stand up to backpacks :)

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  23. Love how stylish you were able to make this little spot. Thanks for linking up :)

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