Our mudroom makeover is now complete and I couldn’t be more thrilled. Snow has arrived here in NE Ohio so the boots, coats, gloves, and all the winter mayhem is filling the room. I am convinced that enough storage and thorough organizing is the only way to keep control of the winter garb. I wanted a bench in this room and had thought we would just put all our boots and shoes under it but then I realized I didn’t want all of our footwear visible. So I asked my Better Half if he could come up with some sort of closed storage and this is what he did.
We bought this dresser when I was pregnant with our oldest…15 years ago…oh how time flies. He now wears a size 13 shoes and is towering over me. It was his changing table and dresser. Then babies started multiplying in the house and so it was used as the dresser for 3 sons before we needed a larger, and more practical storage unit for them.
We handed it down to My Princess and painted it white. You can see that transformation here. After just a few months we were given a bedroom suit that belonged to my grandmother and so we refinished parts of that and moved that into My Princess’ room instead of the changing table/dresser.
It had been sitting in the garage for a couple of months when My Better Half had the idea to cut off the bottom set of drawers and use the top for a bench and storage in the mudroom.
How brilliant is he?? It saved on lumber, money, and time.
It holds our shoes (even with 3 size 13 men in the house)…keeping them all hid nicely.