I also managed to squeeze in a sink with storage cabinets and a corner bench seat with shelves under it for shoes. The mudroom has a slate floor, (Home Depot for $0.97 per 12"x12" tile), Greeff "Gardener's Toile" wallpaper and two different colors of paint cover the walls.
Rhubarb Reign), sideways on the wall beneath the cabinet above the sink. It holds paper towel and a collection of vintage linen towels. A soap dish from an old school house hangs on the wall.
Gracie's Cottage hangs in a frame along with metal "GARDEN" letters purchased from my friend, Diane Passi, and another sign purchased at Kane County flea market, earlier this spring. The seed company was a "long ago" business in my home town of Rockford, IL.
As fun as all of these things are, my favorite item in this room is the magnetic dry erase board that I built out of the "leftovers" from the bench seat.
Everyone in the family has a "color", family events like birthdays and parties to which everyone is invited are denoted in black marker. The days are "erased" as they occur and obligations are met. The numbers for the days in each month are a different color and the months "roll forward" as time passes. The board is conveniently located between the kitchen and the back door where everyone sees it at least twice a day as they come and go. As my sons grew and their schedules became their own, they learned to put their obligations on the board so that I know where they are and whether to expect them for meals. I also use the magnet part to pin up lists, coupons, the reminder to have the car emissions tested and other "stuff" that I need to remember. It's been a life saver in our home!
If you have questions or need measurements or a materials list for either the bench seat or the marker board, please let me know.
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