OoTB: Mud Room Storage

A mud room may be wishful thinking in my case. We don’t have one but that also doesn’t mean that I can’t make one! For today’s Out of the Box post, I’ll be referencing what can go IN a box!

This is one of the entries into our home. That is a picture of the garage door and the landing that follows. I will be working on jazzing up this space and making it more functional in the next few weeks. I thought it would be timely to talk about a place to dry snow boots as the flakes fall down outside!

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My first order of business was to, well, have order. I came across this vintage, wooden crate in my grandmother’s shed when I was retrieving the old organ. I had no idea what kind of company Sealtest was until I looked it up. Turns out it was a milk and ice cream company circa the 1950’s. It was later bought out by Kraft and Breyers in the late 90’s. I wish I knew the story behind why my grandparents had it. As far as I can tell, the closet Sealtest source would have been New York. Part of its charm is the mystery! In any case, it was a perfect catchall for wet and dirty shoes.

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It’s entertaining to think that it used to carry delicious milk and rich ice cream and now it holds my wet, snowy boots. It serves its purpose well and adds a bit of vintage charm to our otherwise boring landing.

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At the risk of sounding elderly, they just don’t make em’ like this anymore! I love that a little piece of quality history has been re-purposed to function in another way.

My plan for the rest of this little nook is to add an entry rug, lots of hooks behind the door, and maybe a thin wall unit with hooks and a shelf at the top for baskets. Something like this perhaps…

great use of a small entry!

source: http://www.sadalewis.com

Have any other good ideas for turning a blank wall in a small space into a mudroom?! Let me hear your thoughts!

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2 thoughts on “OoTB: Mud Room Storage

  1. I’m so jealous of your Sealtest box. I remember those so well. My grandparents had a general store/gas station in Amissville and the Sealtest deliveryman was a welcome sight. I wish I had some of the fun items from their house.

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