Mudroom Reveal

11:25 AM Katy 11 Comments

My teeny tiny mudroom got a makeover this week, after almost two years of this:
Okay, that picture is a lie. Here's what it really looks like 24/7:
And worse. There's a mountain of shoes for 4 people, and only 4 hooks for everyone's coats and backpacks. I have a hall coat closet but that's already packed with Mommy's stuff.

This took me a week of work, every day after I got home from that *other* job, until almost 1 am. I am totally exhausted. My last post detailed how I built the closet with leftover scrap pallet wood and some bi-fold closet doors my brother was taking to the dump.


I was going to use my leftover beadboard on the walls in here, but I didn't have enough. So I used my leftover scraps of 1X4 boards for the hooks and just painted all white.
I bought hooks and an extra set of hinges at Lowe's.




The handles and knobs were leftover from my mom's kitchen reno, so I didn't have 4 matching. But I like the way it looks.
I'm too lazy to make a stencil and I don't want to buy one. So i just picked out a font that I liked and copied it freehand on the wall in pencil, and then painted it. It looks a little wonky in all the pictures because of the angle. It wraps around the corner and I couldn't get an accurate picture of it!
It looks all neat and organized right now because I haven't actually put anyone's stuff away yet. This is so I can remember how neat it was *supposed* to look.  In a week the closet will be packed like this:

Total cost:

Hooks, hinges, drywall spackle: around $30
1 bundle of 1X4 exterior pine boards: $7
Everything else I had laying around or I pulled out of a dumpster. :)

I'll link to some parties this week after I get some sleep. ZZZZzzzzzzz
Penny Pinching Party
Remodelaholic's Anonymous

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11 comments:

  1. This looks incredible! I applaud your hard work and I especially love your last post about reasons for blogging. I'm in the do it cause I love it category! THanks for the inspiration!

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  2. Looks awesome!

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  3. So creative! So cheap! My favorite combination.

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  4. Woman you are amazing. You are my hero right now!

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  5. I love the, "Be Nice To Mom!" It's great:) I'm a new follower!

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  6. Aaawww, I can only IMAGINE how tired you must be!! This is a WONDERFUL closet though!! Sure wish I lived closer for personalized tutorials!!

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  7. very nice and clever use of leftover wood! love the stencil too. you go girl.

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  8. Great job! Love the message you ut in there!

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  9. I am impressed! Great use of space, great upcycling and A+ for aesthetic appeal. Wonderful job and I just love the handwritten inscription. Looks like it was painted with love :) Diane @ home sweet homemade

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  10. Katy! This is your cousin Annie. I just found your blog after tooling around on my mom's facebook acct! Adding you to my Google Reader right now! You are absolutely amazing - I cannot get over your talent. And the kids!! It has been too long. Miss you all very much - we have to get down to SC. Your mom and dad were THE life of the party at our wedding :) Lots of love and talk to you soon! xoxo Annie

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