Before & After: Mudroom Hallway

This pass-through hallway initially started as nothing. But, as the kids started going to school and backpacks started accumulating all over the house, we knew we needed a better solution.

We added a hook system which worked beautifully for nearly a decade. But, leave it to reels on Instagram, the tail end of a pandemic and a desire to give this space some real purpose and we had ourselves a fun little weekend project.

I really liked the idea of wainscoting, especially if it was dark blue (that one was inspired by this project from In Honor of Design), and a simpler storage solution for our keys. Plus, we had a great art project from John Paul’s former third grade days that we have always loved.

Mr. Whitaker measured it all out, busted out the nail gun and trimmed everything out. I painted and added the final details and we had ourselves an awesome space. We finally sorted all the random keys in the house (that was a chore!) and Clare labled them all using the Cricut. I never knew key organization could bring me so much joy. We absolutely LOVE the way it all turned out!

Paint: Sherwin Williams
Hooks: Home Depot
Nativity Art: John Paul’s 3rd grade class
Barn Wood Hooks: Born Again Wood Shop
Key Tags: Amazon

1 Comment

  1. Becky Colombo on June 13, 2022 at 5:23 pm

    This was fun and inspiring to see and the changes you made. Thanks for the narrative and I love the results!
    Becky Colombo

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