It rained almost all day here yesterday, and it was sooo welcomed. We have been all hustle and bustle and the rain forced us to take things a bit slower. Don’t get me wrong, I love all the fun that summer coincides with, but every once in a while it is nice to have a day full of snuggles, play-doh, and trains at home with my favorite guys!
We were playing a game of hide and seek, and I suddenly realized as my two year old and I were hiding in our “DIY Mudroom” that I haven’t shared it with you for the Summer season. Well, it’s time to change that!
I shared how we transformed our hall closet into a little mudroom of sorts a while back (here), but haven’t given an update on it (whoops!). Don’t get me wrong, it a very small space, but it has truly been one of the most functional updates we have done to our home. Never rule out any little nook or cranny in your home! At least once a week we mention that we don’t know how we once lived without this little treasure of organization that was once a mess of a coat closet. All through the Winter and early Spring it kept our snow accessories, coats, and boots so handy and organized. And now for Summer it has proved to be just as useful!
I really wasn’t expecting this closet to be as helpful in the Summer for organization, but it is and then some! And extra bonus it adds an instant charm to our otherwise boring hallway off of the garage. Let’s take a peak at this little hidden gem and look how it keeps us organized in the warmer months!
First off, as I mentioned this is a small closet that we turned into a mudroom. It is in our hall with no natural light, so please excuse the quality of these pictures! And let’s take another second to mention, it doesn’t always look this clean and organized!
This little mudroom in the Summer is all about long, relaxed days full of sunshine. I switched out the metal cubbies that hold our winter mittens, gloves, and accessories for these woven baskets. The baskets hold sunblock, insect repellant, hats, and sunglasses. Before we used to have these items all over the house and it is such a game changer to have them all in one spot!
Each of the boys have their own seagrass basket that they keep shoes in. And my husband and I share the third one. It makes it so easy for the boys to grab their shoes and put them back all on their own. The boys use the bench to put their shoes on and get geared up for the day!
This old picnic basket was a find from one of my favorite thrift stores, and I instantly knew it was just made for this space! It is surprisingly heavy because inside there is a metal case that was once used as a cooler. How neat is that? I just love everything from Linen & Ivory, so I had to tuck one of her tea towels into this basket to really give it the feel of just coming home from a big picnic!
I can’t get enough of this Peony pillow! Everytime I open this closet I smile when I see that little beauty. My favorite denim button down for the cool Summer nights in Colorado can always be found hanging from one of these hooks, as well as a few recyclable bags.
I find myself keeping the door open to this little area more in the Summer because it flows so well with our entryway (here)! Hope your week is going well! As always, thanks so much for stopping by!
Picnic basket// Found
Tea Towel// Linen & Ivory
Peony Pillow// Linen & Ivory
Plaid Pillows// Target
Metal containers// Small boutique
Plants// Hobby Lobby
Sandals// American Eagle
Small baskets// IKEA
Large seagrass basket// Target
Seed and Supply Sack// Magnolia Market
Jane watering can// Magnolia Market