Unfortunately, this home did not come with a large mudroom off the garage. We sacrificed for a larger kitchen and a relatively large garage. The girls store most of their shoes and sports equipment in the garage, so I have just made do with a small wall to hang a narrow shelf and a few hooks. I started with a clean slate, no color and no holes to fill, so that did make it a little easier and less time consuming. Color went up on the walls. Its a small space, so I opted for bold. The girls hang their backpacks on the hooks so the dark color hides imperfections and scuffs from the backpacks, coats etc.
Next, I purchased a small narrow wooden shelf from home depot, stained and waxed the surface and hang up after a couple of hours drying time.
|Products used for the shelf|
Positioned the hooks and added a medium-sized basket for collecting odds and ends. Viola and it's done! It may be small, but it's functional and does keep clutter off the floor. I apologize for the pics. It's certainly a tough angle to photograph!
|Closeup:Deep Green and Peacock Blue are a beautiful combination|
Changing topics we made progress in the kitchen this week. After replacing the granite, we added a brick mosaic backsplash to compliment the granite. The tiles were a clearance buy, so I couldn't help use them even I deviated from my original backsplash design. The kitchen is mostly complete, barring a few more items and of course the pretty knick knacks that make a space sing and help to personalize.
What a bargain! Over at Ann Taylor this morning I noticed a wonderful sale. Here are a couple of their options. These two items are both $28 a piece.
I hope your week is treating you well so far. Thanks for following along and making me a small part of your day.