I recently completed a makeover of our mudroom back entry area.
It all started with paint:
(The exterior of our home is painted Benjamin Moore cottage red, you can see it peeking in every window.)
I added two boards with 10 hooks.
A fairly simple project (tutorial here) that’s priceless.
We use these hooks every day, by far the most user friendly method for hanging all those jackets and gear.
A little steel wool on the original door hardware shined her up beautifully:
It’s perfect for all the kids shoes and accessories.
Complete with easy access baskets and large galvanized buckets with numbered wood tags.
On the opposite wall I built a chalkboard with a chalk ledge:
My kids love to doodle any time and it seemed a good spot despite that wonky alarm system pad (who decided to put that smack in the middle of the wall??).
This wall chalkboard has a ledge for all the chalk markers to rest, an easy diy project that would be great anywhere in your home.
And just for kicks here’s the before and after:
It’s brighter and much more user friendly with proper wall hooks, storage bins, counter space and an area rug.