I had seen some cute mini mudrooms on pinterest and had asked my stepdad to help build us a bench and shelf to put in our giant dining room to help catch all our stray coats and shoes. He is always game for a project and we are good at making projects grow... so we overhauled the whole room. It was their Christmas present to us and we love it!
(there is a before picture in this post - though we took the carpet out before we moved in)
Instead of taking the many layers of wallpaper down we applied a texture to the wall and hung wainscotting. We also painted (I'm still trying to decide if I like the color I picked!)
Edrie was quite the helper!
Installing the shelf!
Hanging the new chandelier
Done! I need to hang stuff on the walls and we need to find a rug, but its pretty much complete!
We are in love with the little bench - we are still looking for a few baskets that fit , but the extra storage is awesome and we have since added 7 hooks for coats. I'll have to take a few more pictures once I hang stuff on the walls.