One of the most pinned images from my website is our mudroom makeover, when we spent under $100 to transform it. It's been over a year, so I figured I would show you the few updates we've made.
To begin with, I picked up this rack to hold the iron and the ironing board and hung the stroller from the bar. With the stroller and board up off the floor, we now have a space to tuck our rug scrubber (aka, my first life of defense against Hunter and a sippy cup).
I also ditched the sideways ballerinas and had some art commissioned from a "local" artist, if you will.
I pulled out a some frames and made this into a revolving gallery for Hunter's daycare artwork. The larger frame on the left and the smaller frame in the middle are from IKEA's RIBBA collection, and the frame on the right was a yard sale find that I spray painted white.
The milk glass compote bowl was another yard sale find that is great for tossing laundry treasures like loose change or earrings (in my case). Since this room leads to the back yard, I keep a bottle of sun block on the shelf to spray down the monster before he heads out. Also, the cherry wood box on the far left are the remains of my beloved Murphy.
The "vase" for the plant is an old beer bottle (Lindeman's Framboise.. mmm raspberry...), and the jug by the window (which I have convinced myself looks *just* like those old school oversized glass vases from Z Gallerie) is actually a jug of wine leftover from our housewarming party. Sadly, I had nothing to do with the emptying of that wine. It was days after we found out we were pregnant.
I am still on the hunt for a nice yarn rug for the space, but I haven't found anything that's caught my eye. I wouldn't mind replacing the garage-like light fixture as well, but our end game plan for this space is a powder room, so I'll just deal with it for now.
This room may be tiny, but I love how far it's come since this...
Always & Forever,