Saturday, November 7, 2009

I Can't Believe I Am Showing You This

So, here is the ugly truth--my mudroom is a disaster. Honestly, it is usually not this bad, but has been neglected the past month due to being sick. This week I decided to tackle it and restructure and find some better solutions that will work.

My husband built this locker system. I envisioned my kids sitting in each little cubby to put their shoes on. Instead they became horizontal surfaces that hold junk, so now it is in the garage holding sporting goods.

And the shoes--shoes, shoes, shoes everywhere--one of the pitfalls of not allowing the kids to walk on the carpet with their shoes on.

I hope to show you the finished room by Monday. I am trying to do this without spending money, using what I have or building it. Wish me luck!


  1. Good Luck...look forward to seeing your finished results!

  2. I am anxious to see your room when you are finished. I would love to know how to use what I already have in my home and change it up.

    I saw your comment on Sanctuary Arts blog about being a self-taught artist and had to check you out. I too am a self-taught artist and can feel shy about calling myself an artist. I just blogged about that very thing today.

    It's nice to meet you.

    Lee Ann

  3. Can't wait to see it!

    pk @ Room Remix

  4. I for one am glad to see a "normal" room :)

    I'm sure as creative as you are, you'll create some better organization w/o spending a penny...or almost.

  5. I can't wait to see your solution. I have the same problem, only with my shoes....Good luck with your endevor.

  6. You are CRACKING me up girl!! I love the pictures. It shows the "real" us! I just repainted a small bathroom in my house. I cannot believe I've lived with it for the past 10 years. Check it our on our blog. It's crazy how life gets so busy and we neglect our own house.

    Anxious to see how your catch-all room turns out. I'm sure it'll be grand! Andrea

  7. just your mudroom???? oh....shame on entire house looks like this almost all the time!!!! lol.
    when i take a photo for my blog, it is all staged. my house never stays clean....
    hope you feel better soon!!! i've been sick too and it is hard to rest when you know the house is chaos....
    take care and thanks for the post....

  8. Good Luck I can't wait to see!!

  9. LOL I'm with vintagesue...your mudroom looks like my whole house! LOL I can't wait to see what you come up with!!!

    ;-) robelyn

  10. it is like looking at my own house! Shoes everywhere! I swear no one can wear to same pair 2 days in a


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