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From Hallway to Organized Mudroom

23 September 2010


When I saw this party link, I felt like I had entered mudroom heaven.   Check out what Megan of Honey We're Home did to liven up the hallway entrance from her garage into a functional and beautiful mudroom!

It’s been quite a week for our little mudroom or mud “hallway”.  My goal was to transform this transition space into something a bit cherrier since it’s the way we enter our home from the garage.  We started with this:
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Cleared the decks and began fresh:
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Painted some stripes and inserted decorative storage baskets {Target $9.99} into the cubbies:
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Made a no-sew bench seat and added a mirror {Hobby Lobby- $25 on sale}:
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{mirror before a couple of coats of white spray paint}
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And finally, adorned the bench with a few pillows made from scratch with my brand new sewing machine!  I’ve never sewn before, so this is a new adventure for me.  Be kind. 
HOW TO SEW A PILLOW
I basically followed the tutorial by Janell at Isabella & Max Rooms, except I didn’t use a pillow insert, I used poly stuffing.  And although I did iron my fabric before sewing, I didn’t iron the seams. 
1.  Lay the fabric inside out, use chalk to make an outline for where to sew, and secure with straight pins.
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2.  Sew your stitches leaving a 6-inch opening to insert the stuffing, trim the excess fabric.
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3.  Turn the fabric right-side out and stuff the pillow full being mindful of lumps.
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4.  Pin the final opening and handstitch closed while watching Top Chef.
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After adding a few more pillows, our mudroom now looks like this:
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And because I love a good “before” and “after”:
 BEFORE
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AFTER
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Now that’s a space I’m happy to come home to!  Have a great weekend y’all!  I’ve got fall decor on my mind for the weekend, hmmm . . . .

Aren't we all dreaming of a space like this for our own houses? I know I have it on my dream house list!  What about you?  What is your favorite part about the space?

8 comments:

Megan {Honey We're Home} September 23, 2010 at 8:44 AM  

Thanks guys for featuring my mudroom! It's so exciting to see it here on your wonderful blog:)

Kolein September 23, 2010 at 5:32 PM  

Gorgeous! I too LOVE true befores and afters!!!

I loved your mud room b4 and then you took it up a few notches! Creative and colorful!! And happy!

Found you from FJI!

~Kolein

LoveMyHome September 24, 2010 at 6:55 AM  

I love love LOVE what you have done with your 'mudway' - it's amazing - what a transformation! And I too would love to come home to a space like this!
I can't wait to see anymore transformations that take place - thanks for sharing!

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