17 January 2012

The Mud Room you have when you're not having a Mud Room

We tried and we tried and we tried to fit a proper Mud Room/transition space into the floorplan of our new house.  Unfortunately, it just wasn't meant to be.  But, hey, we're going to make it happen anyway!

Below are some Mud Spaces that totally inspire me!

I'm afraid I don't have the details of where I found these images.  If they're yours, please let me know, so that I can credit you!
Anyhoo, back to reality!  Our Mud Space will be reclaimed from the Garage, and I've negotiated a 2m x 800mm spot, adjacent to the entry to the house.  We will store shoes, school/swimming/library/daycare bags, hats and regularly used sporting equipment.

Rather than spend up on custom made cabinetry (how amazing would that look?!), we will hit up Ikea and Officeworks for the pieces we need to make the space practical and easy to use.

I will make a seat pad and cover it in the fabric shown, just to make it comfy (and a little bit pretty!)

Thank you to my lovely friend, M, for the inspiration to consider my Mud Space - she has created an awesomely organised nook for her boys' school and daycare gear - as well as all the other bloggers talking about back to school organisation.

In my true procrastinationory (new word) style, I am using the rental as an excuse not to get organised for school and will wait until we move!!!

I'm off on a little working holiday, so will see you all next week.  Hopefully (if the rain eases up), I will have photos of our site cut and retaining walls for you upon my return.


  1. Love the idea of the mudroom, and your solution to including it too. Where's there's a will there's a way!!! Look forward to site progress pics. "Procrastinationory"? L O V E it!

  2. Such a great idea M, looking forward to seeing how it call comes together!

  3. Great idea. I'm going to tackle something similar in my garage. Just have to finish unpacking the stuff that's in there first.

    TDM xx

  4. What a brilliant idea!!!

    I will see if MrB will let me steal some of the garage space *shy*. He wants nothing in it except for our everyday cars. And when I say nothing- I mean nothing :(


  5. man you keep costing me money...lol

  6. Me again!
    I've also tagged you in a round of TAG! You're It!
    http://eternalicons.blogspot.com/2012/01/playing-tag.html for further info (if you've already played this, please don't feel obligated to play again :))
    x KL


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