I have always wanted to have a mudroom in my house! It seems like something that only rich people with big huge mansions have.
Well, now I have one!
This is the room you see when you first walk in the back door of our house. It is where the washing machine and dryer are located, and we used to have some black plastic shelves with all kinds of stuff on them. It is a pretty small area, just enough room for the washer/dryer, and there is also a closet where the water heater is. After we moved the shelves out, it was just dirty and really needed a paint job.
This sign might have been removed from the walls as well…
Part of this project was just to de-clutter, and find a place to put things! A lot of the things on these shelves just ended up in the garage.
Once we did that, I painted the walls. This paint color is called Cinnamon Toast (yummy), but I like it! We also got this sign.
So, while I was out of the country on my trip, our mudroom was created!
There is a spot at the bottom to put shoes, racks across the middle for coats, and 2 shelves up top for whatever we want.
I LOVE it! The shelves on the top give him some space to put his tools that he didn’t want to put in the garage, but keeps it nice and neat, and fun to look at!
(It was hard to get pictures because it is such a small space!)
And a new rug for the entrance too. (Costco!)
Another problem with this area was that we kept our brooms and shovels up against the wall. Whenever we were done shoveling our deck, the shovels would just go inside. There really was no good space for them. For now, we have them outside, up against the house, but hopefully someday we can get a shed or caddy that we can put them in.
I love it! I think it gives a more calming and peaceful feeling when we walk in the house.
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