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Happy Thursday! I hope everyone had a great Labor Day Weekend. I didn’t post on Monday so we could enjoy the weekend. Jake wasn’t off on Labor Day, but on Saturday morning we headed to Tulsa, Oklahoma for a quick trip to surprise his mom for her birthday. I realized this weekend that I hadn’t shared a home decor blog post yet. You’ve probably seen glimpses on Instagram of our home, but I haven’t shared our mud room entry yet. It is one of Jake and my favorite parts of the home because it’s so necessary for storage.
I did briefly share on Instagram stories that I was putting the bench together. I had a lot of interest to see the final product. Yes that’s right, I did assemble it myself. I had Jake tighten it after I was done though. The assembly of the bench is so easy IF you follow the directions. I had to unassemble then reassemble a few things because I put panels in backwards. Oops!
Our home was built in the 1950s, so we have little storage. I have taken over the hall closet, which was probably meant for coats. This was a necessity. I was afraid it would take up too much room, so I found the most narrow bench I could that also served as storage.
What You Need To Create A Mudroom:
I love the built-in mudrooms, but we were doing this on a budget so I decided to create my own.
You really only need a bench and coat hook to create a mudroom. We used this bench so we could have shoe storage and a place to put our car keys. This project was super cheap; I spent less than $100. I already had the picture thanks to a wonderful wedding gift from my friend Kristen. I also had the pillows and other decor too. The galvanized vase also doubles as a spot to store umbrellas. It rains a lot in Birmingham, so it’s perfect to be able to grab an umbrella as you walk out of the door.
Jake used to keep his white coat and work necessities out on the kitchen bar stools, so this was the perfect solution for our house. I cannot wait to share more of our home soon. I picked up a new fall wreath for the front door and door mat yesterday, so I am slowly getting ready for fall too.