Before and After: Our Entryway Mudroom

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

I thought about calling this post, "How it Pays to Have Friends with Skillz"  after my last post.  Because this makeover is all thanks to my friends, Sammi and Eddie for their tools and skillz.  Is it one "L" or two when you add a 'z?

After spending the winter frustrated with our staircase turned coat rack, and then seeing Tim, The Remodeling Guy's post on this Coat Hanger Shelf, I thought I had to at least try this how-to.  It turned out to be too much for the Pajama Mama, but no problem for Sammi's husband who always seems up for a project.

Here's the before:




And the afters:







And for those of you who read PM in a reader, click over to see what my other skilled friend Ana (you know her from Barefooted-Blessings) did to my banner!

Thanks, Ana & Eddie!

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12 Creative People Had This To Say:

Beverly @ The Buzz said...

Love the mudroom! Love the banner! My daughter would love that banner, too--she's caught the quilting bug lately.

Tricia said...

What a beautiful, simple change! I adore the molding on the shelf. Great job!

care said...

Love it! Wish I had "construction" skills with wood! I LOVE molding and trim . . .
Looks like you'll have lots of hooks for all your kids as your family grows! :)

Traci Michele said...

I absolutely ADORE IT! Great job!

Hugs to you my friend!

Traci

Remodeling Guy said...

I'm SOOOOO excited! How cool! It looks just like the drawing, of course I'm not surprised! Wow. I'm so glad it was helpful, sorry it required another hand!

It looks B-E-A-U-tiful!

Tim

Kim @ Everything Etsy said...

Wow! That is perfect for that spot! I'm sure you'll get lots of use out of it.

My husband is Remodeling Guy {Tim} and it's nice to see that the shelf plans were helpful! :)

~Kim

Ana said...

I love it! It looks really beautiful♥ and I absolutely adore those boots ;)

September said...

Soo great- it looks sooo great! I love all of your ambition.. inspiring for sure!
AND>>> your new header is soo perfect! She did a great job!

Dawn said...

Eddie did a wonderful job!! It looks so good! I'm sitting here trying to figure out where in my house I could put one!! Love it! Love the banner too!! :)

The Wagner Family said...

Looks great! What a difference

Deann said...

Hi-

Could you tell me what size boards you used? On the remoldeling Guys site he suggested 2x10 and 1x6, but your boards don't look that thick. Thanks!

Deann said...

Could you please tell me what size boards you used for the coat hanger shelf? They don't look as thick as the ones recommended on The Remodeling Guys site. Thank you!