When we moved into our house, the room that I missed most from our previous home was our mud room. Our mud room had been the catch-all of our house, and without one in our current home, it seemed that our kitchen had become the place where everything was dropped: coats, shoes, bags, papers, purses, keys, the works.
Well, after nearly four years I finally have my own make shift mud room! Last summer my husband’s grandmother gave me an antique mirror and I had been desperately trying to find a home for it with no luck whatsoever. Finally I came up with the idea to create a “mud room wall” in our garage, featuring the mirror as the focal point. After a bit of carpentry work by my hubby, a little paint, and a quick visit to an antique mall, the project is complete.
I kept some existing hooks because they were so well fastened to the wall studs, but I needed some extra places to hang all of those coats that seem to accumulate so I used some antique pull-knobs, cabinet latches, a door knob and even a door stop to create a few more “hooks.”