No Mud Room…No Problem! Turn a Closet Into a Mini Mud Room

As anyone who lives in a snowy climate knows, mud rooms are essential. If your house doesn't have a mudroom here's a great idea. Ingenuity to the rescue! Try converting a coat closet into a mini mud room. This doesn't eliminate any storage, and may actually make the space more usable. Steps to create a coat-closet mini mud room: To add charm, try lining the space with bead board. Add hooks for coats and bags. Add a bench, but leave a cubby at the bottom for a basket to hold shoes. Don’t have the perfect basket? Use a laundry basket – they’re easy to clean! This particular cushion was made with an old crib mattress – cut it in half using an electric carving knife and cover in fabric. (What? You don't have an old crib mattress laying around? Foam pads can be … [Read more...]