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From Closet to Mudroom, Makeover and Reveal!

20 September 2010

This closet to mudroom transformation is amaz-z-zing (name that movie, although I have only sen it once, and can't remember it's title...) You may have already seen it, but I have to share it anyway. Because it goes to show a well organized space is a beauty to behold. Check out what Ashli of Maillardville Manor had done:

Well it's been a long time coming but we finally finished our mudroom/ front entrance. It's really a hybrid of the two, since it's the only entrance to our house technically it's a front entrance. But because it's the only entrance we needed it to function, well, like a mudroom.

The room is only 4 feet by 5 feet and that included the closet space. It had bi-fold doors on the closet. The doors took up way too much space when opened and made the already tiny room smaller when closed, so the first thing we did was remove them.
Once the doors were off 
we Lee painted Large Green Stripes on the wall using Martha Stewarts new line of paint. We used her Bay Leaf color and I couldn't be more in love with it. Lee also said he really liked her paint, it went on smoothly, although bubbled a bit when rolling, he suggested using a foam roller when painting. As an added bonus, we only had to purchase a $5 tester and that was enough for the stripes. Talk about big impact, low price. 

Then we installed a simple, very inexpensive closet unit. I know they aren't the most attractive unit's but the price was right, and with a few lovely baskets they looked a lot nicer.

We installed a mirror for a quick hair checks on the way out the door, but to add a little extra to it, we ordered a vinyl decal from Etsy. The decal came in four pieces. The Big M was one, The Malinek Family was another and Established 2006 was another. In case you were wondering why 2006 it's because we were married in January of 2006.

Underneath the mirror are these fabulous 
Ikea hooks. Because the room is so tiny, any amount of saved space is welcomed, even if it is only an inch. These little hooks unfold to hold jackets and purses, and fold away to save space when they aren't in use. Genius, Ikea has such smart ideas sometimes.

Of coarse you remember the boot tray project from 
Mondays Post. I love the boot tray so much I still wanted to show you more pictures about it! It's pretty and functional. And anytime function and style meet makes me happy!

We also added two little hooks, also from Ikea, to hang the dog leash from.

So there is our Mudroom. I tried to add as much style without compromising at all on the function. And all on a budget.
Budget Breakdown:
Mirror: Home Depot $19.99
Decal: Etsy $12.99
Hooks: Ikea $10.00 / 3Leash Hooks: Ikea$4.99/ 2
Closet unit: Home Depot $40.00
Baskets: Ikea $45.00 /3 ($14.99 each)Boot Tray Project: (Rocks Ikea, tray Bed Bath and Beyond) $17.50Small Baskets: Ikea $18.00 /3 ($5.99 each)
Hangers: $5.99 
Paint: Home Depot $4.99 (Martha Stewart's Bay Leaf)

Grand Total: $179.45

Oh, and Max Loves the New Mudroom too:

Doesn't it look beautiful?
What is your favorite part?


Jessica September 20, 2010 at 7:32 AM  

I love the mirror/hooks! Who's etsy store did she get the decals from? Bold stripes in a small space make an incredible impact! Very inspiring, I will have to tuck this one away till I get a mud room. Thanks for sharing.

srsavaria September 20, 2010 at 7:51 AM  

I love the whole project, and I have the perfect space in my house to use some of these ideas. My favorite idea is the rocks in the boot tray on the floor. It's so simple, yet it dresses up the boot mat. Good work!

Keri September 20, 2010 at 8:36 AM  

I must have missed the boot tray project post. I absolutely love the idea! I will have to go check that out and bookmark it. Love your ideas.

Champe@MyDesignGuide.com September 20, 2010 at 9:37 AM  

I love the mirror concept - for lots different uses - kids room with life lesson phrase at top or around sides....a business - never can market enough!!!!
We are going to have to use this at My Design Guide.com

Stella September 20, 2010 at 11:34 AM  

I really like how tidy all the basket make the space look. The green stripes add just the spice to give it that wow factor.

Judy September 20, 2010 at 4:34 PM  

i love the decal mirror. did you order them online? and from where?! great job :)

Loft32 September 20, 2010 at 6:47 PM  

I love the stripes! I don't know how you got them so darn straight! Great job, it's adorable!


Maillardville Manor September 21, 2010 at 2:40 AM  

Thank you so much for sharing our mudroom project!!! I'm a huge Fan of REMODELAHOLIC!
To answer the question of the mirror decal, we bought it from an etsy store that was going out of business, with that being said, lots of etsy stores sell the decal! Just type "Family Decal" into etsy and multiple vendors will come up with the same decal, and some variations on the same idea.
Thanks for all the really nice comments, Made my Day!

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