We usually enter the house through our back door. It’s the most easily accessible entry into our home (near the driveway, off the busier front street, etc). Once through the back door, immediately to the right is the mudroom.
The mudroom is tiny. Standing in the entrance (such as the view above), the powder room is to the right, and there is a wall of hooks on the left. We’ve situated a Pottery Barn bench under the window.
I’m attacking this One Room Challenge two ways: first, it must be budget friendly; second, it is not long-long term. Ideally, down the road when we finish all of our other projects, I’d like my husband to create a built-in along the left wall, where the hooks are currently situated. But, that might be a year or two down the road. So, in the meantime, I’d like to make this room more presentable since it is what is seen by anyone who enters the house.
Here are some other views of the current mess… err… situation.
Can you tell we have some Redskins fans in the house?! And an abundance of shoes…
I like to use this room to hang my sons’ artwork. But I’d like to come up with something nicer than Scotch tape to hold them up!
The bench is just a hot-mess of purses, diaper bags, backpacks (oh — that’s just the top!). The two baskets are overflowing with miscellaneous I-don’t-even-know-what. The lower middle portion holds more junk.
This room needs a major clean up and facelift!
Here are some dreamy mudrooms that inspire me:
Maybe I love this because it’s … empty!
My dream built-in. It has drawers!!! AND cupboards!
I love this because it is realistic. This is a lived-in mudroom!
My plans for this room involve adding some color, massive organization, and creating a nice kids gallery. We’ll see if anything else happens in the next six weeks! Stay tuned!
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