Winter in Michigan requires a LOT of gear. And all that stuff inevitably gets piled up in the mudroom. I had these cabinets custom built a couple of years ago, and they’ve been a game-changer. However, the measurements of the cubbies were impossible to find baskets or bins to place in there. And I mean impossible. So this is how it has looked for way too long.
Enter stage right: Target. Of course! I didn’t want plastic. I wanted a pattern/print. But at $9.99 a piece and nearly fitting the measurements exactly, I had to get them. They immediately lower my blood pressure.
Those little cubbies really take a beating since we use them all the time. Now that they’re in place, I really like that they’re plastic. All those snow-soaked gloves won’t ruin anything, and the basket weave pattern certainly fools the eye.
It’s still a work in progress, but the mudroom is starting to come along. You may notice the corner bench that remains M.I.A. I go back and forth between building it myself or just paying the money to have it built. The “have it built” side of me wins out, but my wallet doesn’t agree. Soon. Maybe…I hope.
So where are we? Here’s the breakdown of what’s been done and what needs to be done.
New rug New light fixture (not in love with it)
New, new light fixture
Build corner bench
Have seat cushion made
Beef up trim