Build & paint: mudroom makeover
I recently completed a makeover of our mudroom back entry area.
It all started with paint:
(The exterior of our home is painted Benjamin Moore cottage red, you can see it peeking in every window.)
I added two boards with 10 hooks.
A fairly simple project (tutorial here) that's priceless.
We use these hooks every day, by far the most user friendly method for hanging all those jackets and gear.
A little steel wool on the original door hardware shined her up beautifully:
It's perfect for all the kids shoes and accessories.
Complete with easy access baskets and large galvanized buckets with numbered wood tags.
On the opposite wall I built a chalkboard with a chalk ledge:
My kids love to doodle any time and it seemed a good spot despite that wonky alarm system pad (who decided to put that smack in the middle of the wall??).
This wall chalkboard has a ledge for all the chalk markers to rest, an easy diy project that would be great anywhere in your home.
And just for kicks here's the before and after:
It's brighter and much more user friendly with proper wall hooks, storage bins, counter space and an area rug.
I'm linking up to:
That DIY Party @ The DIY Showoff
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Pretty Things Thursday @ Scissors & Spatulas
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
SAS @ Just a Girl
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework