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Idea Board – the mudroom

I’ve come up with a new idea to help you give your home a face lift. Gathering items from places such as IKEA, Target, Amazon, etc, I’ve put together an idea board to show you what can be done. The total price of all these items will be $200. Let’s start off with your mudroom.

Even if you don’t have a designated mudroom, maybe there is a corner near your back door. Maybe you can stick this idea near your garage, or even in your garage. This is what I’ve come up with….

So here is the idea. Give your space a fresh coat of paint. Benjamin Moores’ Silver Spring is a beautiful blue with warm undertones. Add to your floors an area rug like the Ranch Stripe from Dash and Albert. Now for you shoes, hats, gloves, flip flops, etc. The IKEA Expedit is so versatile that if you turn it on it’s side, it’s a bench. Add pillows or upholster the top to make it cozy. These wire baskets from Amazon are great for storing all those miscellaneous items. One basket for everyone in the family. Add some hooks like the IKEA Leksviks’ above the bench for your coats, backpacks, dog leashes, etc. A mirror for that quick check before you go couldn’t hurt. Mirrors’ like the one from Amazon also help a space look larger. Lastly, the room needs some art. I buy simple wood frames from Joann’s and staple fabric on top. A coat or two of Mod Podge and you have art!  I’ll be showing you how to do that later. 

Here is the breakdown;
wall art – $12.00
Alright, so I lied, it’s not $200. The total comes to $199.30. This doesn’t include the paint or any shipping and handling. You can expand on what I’ve done in some simple ways as well. Secure your bench to the wall and frame a space above it with molding. Paint the entire space white to make it look like a built in unit. Your hooks can go here as well. Give it a try. It will give your mudroom a fresh crisp look. What room should we work on next?

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