Make a Closet into a Mudroom

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Though we're not quite ready to think about wet, snowy weather, we love how Wendy transformed a simple closet into a rather charming mudroom for her family complete with bench, hooks designated for each child with photographs, and a basket for shoes.

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Wendy and her husband started the project by lining the closet with bead board- a favorite classic look. Underneath the bench is a cubby for shoes. We love how Wendy transformed a blah laundry basket into a really cute basket with a chalkboard and some ribbon. It's so easy to go out and buy a new basket or container, but so much more creative to use something you already have.

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The bench cushion actually involved an old crib mattress and an electric carving knife! Throw on some fabric and some cute Ikea pillows- and voila. Finally, Wendy laminated photos of her kids and thumb tacked them next to each hook.

Read more about this project in detail at her blog, here.