Welcome to my mud room or as you can tell by the decor, the dog’s room/ mud room/ back closet. This is the first room into the house from the garage, it is a nice size space but it is a little awkward in shape.
That really doesn’t matter though because it serves it purpose which is to hold all of the stuff you want to keep out of the main floor of the house, i.e. shoes, bags, stuff, or anything else.
I started by hanging the shelf with the iron brackets above the existing bench, to make more space for things like mittens, and hats.
|Bench and Pegs|
Then I purchased three baskets from TJ Maxx for shoes, and added cushions (they match the lining of the basket, so for now they will have to do. I do not sew well and I have to wait until my mom comes to visit if I would like something changed.
|Bench and cubbies with new shelf|
I put up a little shelf next to the door with pegs to hold the keys, it is always nice to know where they are when you need them, and the last thing I did was put a cork board on the back of the door.
|Keys, notes, coats|
As for all of the daschund stuff, people give the dog all sorts of stuff so we keep it in her space.
|Back of door cork board , Dogs art|
The large print is called “Near Sighted Daschund” and we purchased it 10 years ago for her in New Orleans.
|“Near Sighted Daschund”|
The other piece, a photograph is called “Bone Hedge”, we found it in Friday Harbour in the San Juan Islands of Washington State. Doesn’t every little pup deserve their own art to eat and drink to?
|Munchen’s eating area|
Her other art, includes a rusty daschund statue made by a North Carolina artist, and two antique pieces, one a boot scraper and the other a set of food and water dishes.
|small table and more dog stuff|
The little table is an antique that I painted black and put a basket on top to hold glasses and hats, etc.
What do you think? I think it looks a million times better with no money spent and has gone from blah to beautiful!