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Hallway Closet Makeover Reveal

A few years back Alex and I went to visit his extended family in Illinois. IL is where Alex grew up and this was my first time traveling to the mid west. To say I fell in love is an understatement. The quaint little towns, all the green grass, and cute homes with their own character made me wish we lived there.

The funny things is, one of the things I loved most about these homes were the mudrooms.

Ahhhhh, a place for people to walk through your house and actually stomp the dirt off their shoes, hang their coat nicely, and take shoes off comfortably is a dream in my little OCD world. Everything you need all in one space before walking out the door  is simply perfection to me.

For those of you from the Midwest and might be reading this probably think I’m crazy, but when you have lived in AZ the last (almost) 10 years and there are homes with NO CHARACTER and have little use for a room like this it makes a girl like me dream of alllllll the possibilities.

We have a entry closet near the front door that was previously a standard looking closet before the I started the hallway closet make over. I had a vision to make this our own little “mudroom” since this is where we typically store our jackets and shoes anyways.

(sorry guys, I wish I had a before picture but I failed at remembering to get one)

First I started by building a floating bench that you can see the DIY HERE. I also added the board and batten to give it a “mudroom” feel.

After I added the hooks and baskets it all started to come together just as I envisioned it!

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In addition to the baskets and hooks I wanted to give the space a little texture so I added these beautiful mud cloth pillows from TownsendRoweHome.

I found the hooks from Home Depot and love that we now have a spot to hang backpacks, purses, and coats!

The large baskets are from World Market and the perfect size for holding shoes. I’ll probably get a 3rd one because you can never have too many storage baskets 😉

Well, there it is! Hope this inspires you to do something fun with your little spaces!

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  • Reply Christina/The Blog for Teachers, Readers, & Life!

    This post is right up my alley! My goal this year is to organize our house. I love what you did! Our hallway closet is smaller, but I think I can use the baskets idea.

    February 23, 2018 at 9:26 pm
  • Reply Sonya Ali

    You are definitely my kind of person. I love everything here. Nothing like giving our homes a makeover. I am definitely following your blog <3

    February 23, 2018 at 10:58 pm
  • Reply Sreya Gupta

    Amazing article. The way you described how you built it made it look really easy. I know it takes a lot of time but it is looking so amazing. I will try to make something like that.

    February 24, 2018 at 12:51 pm
  • Reply Amy Kennedy

    Wow! That is a great idea! I love how it turned out, the floating bench idea and the baskets! I have a closet right as you walk in my door, but I am keeping these concepts in mind for other area makeover ideas! Well done!

    February 24, 2018 at 6:20 pm
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