See that standard coat closet? Shelley says they never used it for more than “a dumping ground,” so they opened it up and created a charming mudroom-like nook with a bench and storage for their young family to use. Here’s how it looks now:
Wow! “It’s been such a fun, challenging, LONG journey to get from a boring closet with a door that basically blocked our entire entryway, when opened…to an airy, fresh, larger space that definitely brings personality, visual interest and comfort into our home,” Shelley says.
“We’ve come to realize that our house doesn’t have to be the biggest, or filled with the nicest, most expensive, trendiest decor… it just has to make us FEEL happy.” Love that.
Thanks to Shelley for sharing her DIY nook makeover with us! Visit her blog The House of Smiths to see how they created this new space, step by step, and for all the source info. She also explains where all the coats and stuff went, if you’re wondering!
P.S. Visit my Before & After page to see more, including…