It's 11 days before Christmas and it seems every other blog is serving up all of the details on DIYing your own tree skirt, making ornaments, and gift guides galore. Our simple decorations are up. Our neighbors have been gifted. My Christmas shopping is done and I have the itch to do a little makeover to a very neglected part of our house. So color me crazy, but 11 days before Christmas, I think I'll revamp our little back hallway/mudroom area.
I'm not even sure we have ever showed this space on our blog--did I mention it is neglected? It is the hallway to the garage, basement and laundry room--right off of the family room:
It forms a nice little "L" shape to allow for a mud
Coats, jackets, purses, diaper bags...
hats, yoga mats, carpet remnants from Greta's room...
... and shoes all over the ground atop a mat that was there when we moved in and any jackets that have fallen off of the 7 hooks we are currently working with.
What. A. Mess. Today was the day that I decided I couldn't take it any longer. I cleared all the junk out and started making a plan for the space.
We have a small closet with a rod for hanging coats in it, so I am going to move all of our coats to the closet. No brainer. Because the nook is only 30 inches wide, I think that having things hanging on both sides just makes the whole space feel claustrophobic. I have some simple plans to turn this space into a place where we can still hang a few things like bags and hats, store items like our yoga mats and still look organized.
First things first, it needs a fresh coat of paint on the walls and trim. :)