Make a Closet into a Mudroom

Make a Closet into a Mudroom

Julia Cho
Aug 18, 2008

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.

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.

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.

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