Beautiful Mudroom Design & Decor

Mudroom, mud room, laundry room, entry way. How can one room have so many names? Not everyone has a room designated for these purposes, but everyone has a place they dump coats, shoes, and keys. I have found that a little organization in this area goes a long way when trying to leave the house in a hurry before work or school each day. Here are a few beautiful mudrooms from around the web to inspire you to make the most of your space. Can you imagine walking into a mudroom this beautiful after a long day at work? Designing Vibes shares an excellent tutorial on how to achieve this look for less than $200. You definitely want to check this one out! You may not have an entire room to dedicate to your mudroom like many do, but that doesn’t mean you need to settle for an unorganized mess. Refresh Restyle used an old TV cabinet to create a storage space for coats and shoes. Head over to her blog to see the inside of this creative mudroom solution. Lemon Thistle made the most of her small entryway by creating this cute yet functional space! I love how the coat hooks double as a creative design element. You may not have space for an entire hutch but that doesn’t mean you have to give up on storage options. Worthing Court used the top half of an old hutch to maximize on her storage space. Talk about mudroom dreams! Simply Kierste was blessed with a giant laundry room that doubles as an entryway. The storage in this room is…
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10 Laundry Rooms You’d Love to Spend Time In

Almost everyone I know dreads doing laundry (I personally find it relaxing). But a pretty laundry room might inspire you to tackle those piles of dirty clothes! Here are a few beautiful laundry rooms that might have you in full makeover mode this weekend. This laundry room is beautiful, but if you want to really appreciate it’s beauty head over to Twelve On Main for the before photos. Small budget? No problem! Julie Blanner demonstrates how some fresh paint and a few quick tricks can go a long way in a dark space. If you aren’t blessed with the luxury of a large laundry room, check out Lauren McBride  and her cute laundry closet. Houseful of Handmade was tired of the unused space she had between her washing machine and the wall so she created this handy sorting shelf! The bold flooring choice along with the painted cabinets make this laundry room one to remember. This makeover is another that you have to see to believe. Worthing Court created a beautiful and functional space out of what seemed to be a disaster. Check it out over on her blog! Sometimes simple is best! Copycatchic repainted her cabinet to a beautiful gray and added a few accessories to give her laundry space whole new feel. Lemon Thistle transformed a corner of her unfinished basement into this beautiful laundry room.  She created a beautiful space while still maintaining plenty of functional storage space because everyone needs more storage, right? This laundry room has to be one of my favorites. It shares a space with the mudroom which is so practical. I love…
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Easy Makeup Organization Ideas

Every woman that I know has some amount of makeup or cosmetic product that they use on a daily basis.  Sometimes the drawers they are kept in can get messy, making it harder to find things that you need. Here are a few great products to make your makeup organization so simple! This post contains affiliate links. By making a purchase I will receive a small commission at no additional charge to you. Thank you for your support! Not all organization solutions have to be solely practical. This pretty glass organizer adds a nice decor aspect to your countertop. BUY NOW! This set of drawers can grow as your makeup collection does by adding additional storage to the top of the unit. BUY NOW! A bamboo drawer organizer is the perfect solution for all your organizing needs. This one expands depending on the amount of storage needed and space available. BUY NOW! A simple plastic divider like this provides so many options. These units are even stackable when storing your smaller items. BUY NOW! One of the best things about this organizer is how small and sleek it looks in the drawer. It would be the perfect size for storage your chapstick, hair ties, or other small items somewhere for easy access! BUY NOW! Although containers like this usually make me think of college dorm rooms, the handle on this one could really come in handy! Plus the deep compartments would be perfect for storing face wash, makeup remover, and other tall bottles. BUY NOW! These cute jars are another storage option that double as…
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15 Genius Storage Solutions for Your Home

Extra storage space is something we all crave.  It seems like there is just never enough! We found some genius storage solutions that will help you make the most of the space you do have.  This post contains affiliate links. By making a purchase I will receive a small commission at no additional charge to you. Thank you for your support! Kitchen Storage Most of us don’t have a huge pantry, but this product will create so much extra storage.  The adjustable shelving offers so much flexibility to store those tall bottles that never seem to have a place on the pantry shelf.  BUY NOW! A utensil divider is one thing I can’t live without.  Gone are the days of digging through the silverware drawer trying to find that one spoon that’s not dirty. There are many types of dividers that all have the same function, but I love this beautiful bamboo option that looks like it was made just for this drawer.  BUY NOW! An organized refrigerator is easier to look at but it also cuts down on food waste! See exactly what you have without having to go on a scavenger hunt to the back of the shelves. These plastic bins are also easy to clean just incase you have an occasional spill. BUY NOW!   Bedroom Storage Here’s another solution to a problem I’m having as we speak! Small closets run rampant in many homes and there never seems to be enough shelf space. The space that is there quickly becomes overrun with sloppy piles that turn into one huge heap.…
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Craft Room Organization Inspiration

Your craft room is a place for creativity, but just because it’s a creative space doesn’t mean it needs to be a disaster. We found quite a few handy tips on how to organize your crafting supplies, here are some of our favorites.  I have always appreciated a good pegboard. They’re such a flexible storage option since you can add or remove different aspects as your storage needs change. You won’t want to miss the transformation of this room on Just Call Me Homegirl. Polka Dot Poplars created this genius storage tower as a way to organize all the little things that seem to drop to the bottom of drawers. She made these fun colored jars just to match her room decor, the details are over on her blog. If you’re not a fan of the bare pegboard, check out this great alternative over on Southern Hospitality. She also shares a great organization tip for all that ribbon you have laying around. I wish I could tell you how hard it was to pick just one photo to share from In My Own Style. This is one of the most beautiful and organized craft rooms I’ve seen yet. I love the idea of this chest of drawers for organizing all those small pieces that don’t seem to have a home. Bonus: the labels on these drawers can easily be changed! You don’t want to miss this one! This is a fun way to display small bottles of paint. Today’s Creative Life used an everyday item from the home improvement store to create this cute (and functional)…
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10 Linen Closet Organization Ideas

The linen closet is the bane of every neat freak’s existence. Somehow, this one small closet attracts clutter much faster than other areas of the home. As we enter a new (hopefully less cluttered) year, we found a few ideas to inspire our own linen closet organization. This linen closet is every perfectionists dream! Julie Blanner painted the inside of her linen closet (a place that usually is neglected) a light color to create a brighter space, making it easier to find things. If this was my linen closet, I think I’d leave the door open all the time! No linen closet, no problem! Ella Claire added these practical yet beautiful shelves to her bathroom to create the storage space her home was lacking. Seeking Lavender Lane shares a great step-by-step guide for those that aren’t quite sure where to begin in their organizational efforts.  Make sure you head over to her blog to see the before photo of this closet, it’s very relatable and will give you hope for your own closet. While many people choose smaller baskets for their closet, Little Glass Jar uses larger metal bins. This creates such a clean feel to her closet while keeping all those smaller items in their place. For some reason, most homes have wire shelving in their linen closets. If this aspect of your closet bothers you, head over to Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry to see her solution! The large baskets Clean Mama uses create such a uniform feel. The best part about this closet organization though is the guest basket. No more digging around for clean (and relatively unwrinkled)…
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Kitchen Pantry Organization

Organizing isn’t my favorite thing to do, but it sure does help! Here are my top tips on keeping your pantry organized. Pantry too Small? We are blessed with a big Kitchen Pantry storage space for our food supplies. This big pantry was one of the things that sold us on the house, since the kitchen is rather small. It is an illusion that a big space holds more stuff. I have found that it’s easy to fill it with junk and unnecessary items. More space isn’t necessarily better. After cleaning and organizing my shelves I know how much space I have been wasting. Top 10 ways to add storage to your kitchen pantry First of all, remove dry cereals from their boxes and put into tall plastic storage containers. The storage boxes are taller and hold more than a regular cereal box does. This one change has saved me a ton of space and money. My kids seem to eat less cereal (Why I don’t know), and the leftovers aren’t stale so everything gets eaten. Who knew it would be such a game changer? Dry goods such as flour and sugar can be stored in large glass jars instead of being left in the original packaging. This keeps them fresh longer and saves shelf space by going vertical. Stack cans in a wire can organizer. This works great for small cans, not so good for large ones, but it does help free up shelf space. Keep large items on the floor. Big bulk cans of food, large pots, big…
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Craft Room Decor

I finally have a craft room. Well, it’s not really a craft room. It’s more like a craft space. I have had very few creative spaces other than the kitchen table in our home. Having a place to work seems like a tremendous luxury. Our new home is no different, there isn’t a lot of extra room for me to work in. So, I have a little secret. You may not like it. You might think it’s crazy. You may think it’s ridiculously impracticle. My new craft space is in the JOHN. Yup, it’s in an unused corner of a ginormous, impracticle bathroom. Having a craft space in the bathroom has its advantages. For example, the doors all lock (yes, there is more than one door). My kids won’t bother me in there. Privacy is definitely a plus. The space has good lighting, also a plus. This is a temporary situation until we remodel the bathroom, but for now it will do. I found these wall shelf brackets at the local Habitat store. The table has been around a while, it repurposed with a new coat of paint for the occasion. My trash can lamp offers more direct light for detailed projects. I use the mason jars on the shelf to store buttons, pens and even glue sticks. I found extra space to store my spools of thread on the top of the window ledges. It’s not a problem for me to reach up there and grab what I need. The quote on the wall was left there by the…
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Stenciled Storage Jars

    Happy Friday! I always seem to be rushing through the end of the week, eager for the weekend to start. My Fridays are the busiest day of all, and it seems like it takes me days to wind down. Perhaps thats why I need the weekend so badly. This week, I started a number of projects, one of them was labeling these storage jars in the kitchen pantry. I have had these jars for years without labels. I tried a couple of times to label them, but I didn’t like the way the stick-on labels looked. These jars were one of our first purchases after we got married. My husband and I both agreed that buying in bulk was better and these large capacity jars were an easy choice for storing all sorts of dry goods. We have used them over and over. Most of the time I store flours, sugar, 2X sugar, brown sugar, grains and other baking supplies this way. I love that they are washable and you can easily see what’s inside the jar. To label the jars, I used these supplies from Decoart: Gloss Enamels Stick-On Stencils, 3D Frost Gloss Enamel in black, and Media Brush and Stencil Cleaner. Instructions: Wash jars with soap and water. Dry thoroughly. Clean area to be stenciled with rubbing alcohol. Apply stencils, pressing all edges down securely. Apply several coats of the Gloss Enamel paint, allowing each coat to dry between applications. Do not remove stencils until the final coat is dry. Bake jars in a 300 degree…
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Five Dollar Bathroom Update

  It’s time to get organized! I have seen so many posts recently about organizing, apparently it’s on everyone’s mind this time of year. We recently installed this $5.00 bathroom update in our bathroom and I promised I would let you know all the details, so here it is! Our little Mid Century home is painfully short on cabinet space. There is practically ZERO storage in the 2nd floor bathroom. My temporary fix was to use a vintage tennis ball holder for towels in the corner. With company coming however, we knew this was not a practical solution. The only cabinet in the room is the one under the sink. It’s packed full of other things, and frankly is still not nearly enough storage for a large family. We knew we weren’t going to be able to match the vintage style of this cabinet, pretty much any additional storage would do. You might say we were rather desperate. The only spot available to add storage was above the toilet. There were a few size restrictions with the space. We wanted something rather tall and slender, but not too large. It had to fit between the electrical switch (who in their right mind would put an electrical switch there???) and the shower stall. Also, it couldn’t stick out further than the top of toilet tank or it would drive me plum crazy. One trip to our local Habitat Restore shop produced this awesome value cabinet for a whopping $5.00 bucks. Have I mentioned that I LOVE that place???? It’s really a…
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