I dream of Mud Rooms

After a nice Christmas break, life is back to normal in the Nguyen casa. Per usual, when Angie came home from school yesterday she dropped her book-bag, lunch box, gym bag and shoes all by the front door and they stayed there until the next morning. It had me wishing for a beautiful mudroom to neatly store all of our bags and shoes, much like the ones below.

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Instead, I have to settle for wall hooks. Boooo!

As I mentioned before, our house has little storage and what storage we do have is packed. One of our many projects is to extend our laundry room into a portion of the sun room for extra storage space. So, until then hooks will have to do. By the way, I hope to give you guys a look at our progress in the sunroom soon. I have been waiting FOREVA on the window shades to be delivered. Apparently, they have made there way to a port in California that is currently on strike. Okay, back to wall hooks.

So far, Pottery Barn's cast iron row of hooks is the top contender.

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If you are interested in creating a mudroom or a organizational area but do not want to go down the custom route, there are some really great hall trees on the market. Hall trees are especially great for renters as they do not need to be affixed to the wall. Here are two that I really like.

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Until next time, lovelies.